George Robert Newhart widely referred to as Bob Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor who is known for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. He came to prominence with his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart which hit the market in 1960.
Started out as a comedian, Newhart also has several acting credits. How much net worth has he accumulated from his outstanding career? What ate his sources of income? We have all the details here.
Bob Newnethart, 88, has an estimated net worth of $65 million, as of 2018. He accumulated his fortune working as a professional comedian, TV and film actor.
Bob earned most of his wealth as a stand-up comedian, and the remaining with his TV and movie roles. With a fortune counted in millions, he has been able to own some over the top expensive properties.
Formerly Bob owned a 1.37-acre estate in California, which he sold in 2016 for $14.5 million. The 1941 French country-style mansion includes 9,000 plus sq. ft. of living space. It consists of five beds, six baths, and a step-down living room. Bob purchased the mansion in 1990 for $4.2 million.
Bob first started out working as an accountant for United States Gypsum. He was also employed as a clerk in the unemployment office where he made $55 a week.
In 1958, he became an advertising copywriter for Fred A. Niles, a major independent film and TV producer based in Chicago. In 1959, Warner Bros. Records signed him. Bob then expanded his profession to the stand-up performer, performing at nightclubs based in Chicago.
In 1960, Bob released his first major comedy album titled The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and also received the 1961 Grammy Award for the Album of the Year.
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was then followed by the releases, The Button-Down Mind on TV (1962), Bob Newhart Faces Bob Newhart (1964), The Windmills Are Weakening (1965), This Is It (1967), Best of Bob Newhart (1971), and Very Funny Bob Newhart (1973).
His other comedy albums include the 1992 release, Bob Newhart Off the Record, The Button-Down Concert (1997), and Something Like This (2001).
Bob's overwhelming success in comedy also landed him a short-lived NBC's variety show titled The Bob Newhart Show in 1961. His other notable TV shows include It's Garry Shandling's Show, ER, Desperate Housewives, Committed. In 2013, Bob shared the screen with Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Mayim Bialik in an episode of the CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
Bob's major films include Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Catch 22 (1970), First Family (1980), and Horrible Bosses (2011).
Working as a successful stand-up comedian, TV and film actor Bob accumulated his $65 million fortune.