Up til his death on August 11, 2014, Robin Williams was among the leading actors and Stand-up comedians in the entertainment industry. In this article, you’ll see Robin Williams’s net worth, biography and earnings.
His humour and remarkable appearances leave a print in the sand of time in the entertainment industry.
The sad thing about his story while alive was that he was a drug addict. This had a bad impact on his career life and net worth. Well, let’s take a look at some of his achievements in the industry.
Robin Williams’s Net worth, Biography and Earnings
Robin Williams’s Biography and Early Life
Robin McClaurin Williams was born on 21st July 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. He came from a very prominent family as his father (Robert), worked in Lincoln-Mercury Motors as a senior executive officer.
His mother (Laurel) modelled in New Orleans. They relocated to San Francisco Bay Area. He was very shy growing up and could hardly speak. Despite that, his dead-on impersonation of his grandmother portrayed his comic nature.
He went to Gorton Elementary and continued with Deer Path Junior high school. He still studied at Detroit Country day school and participated in academics and sports.
His high schooling was at Redwood in Larkspur California, College of Marin (where he enrolled for a theatre course), and the famous Julliard School in New York City.
There he was in high school dramas. He still retained the tag of ‘The funniest of his friends’ since childhood.
Due to his comic abilities, he was advised by an instructor in Julliard to focus more on standup comedy than on drama. What then happened next?
Robin Williams’s Career, Earnings and Net worth
Following the advice from the instructor, Robin began to hit the comedy course around New York and had so many fans that loved his unpredictable character.
He made several appearances in several movies. His first film debut was in 1980 in the film “Popeye”.
His other film appearances were all successful and his film career was so bright. He earned about $3.7 billion (aside from inflation) as a lead actor globally.
He’s remembered for the roles he played in top movies like Jumanji, The Birdcage, Mrs Doubtfre, Aladdin, Good morning, and some others.
His top five paying movies are Happy Feet (earned $385million), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($402 million), Mrs Doubtfire (earned $441 million), and Night at the Museum (earned $579 million).
He’s won so many awards owing to his uniqueness in style.
He got 4 Grammy Awards and 6 Golden Globe Awards, two-time Screen Actors Guild Awards twice, two-time prime Emmy Awards (for distinctively acting), and an Academy Award for his psychologist role in the film “Good Will Hunting”.
His impact in the comedy industry earned him a role in the comedy series “Mork and Mindy” which was aired from 1978 to 1982.
He earned $35,000 in each episode of Mork, equivalent to $130, 000 today. In addition to this, he produced three successful HBO comedy specials
His highest paying was in the 1999 movie “Bicentennial Man”, paid about $20 million. His voice work in the Disney movie ‘Aladdin’ earned him about $75,000.
He could not continue with the deal with the Disney movie due to a breach in the agreement. At the time of his death, his net worth was a poor amount of $ 50 million dropping from the original $350 million due to drug addiction.
He married thrice, (Valerie Velardi from 1978-1988, Marsha Garces from 1989 to 2010, and Susan Schneider from 2011 till he died). He lost $30 million to the divorce settlement of his two wives.
This led him to depression, drug addictions, and finally suicide in August 2014 at his home in Tiburon, California.
He is survived by his three children from his first two wives. Despite his death, his roles are missed in the industry.
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