Robert Guillaume Net Worth


Robert Peter Williams's Net Worth as of 2024
$5 Million

Robert Peter Williams was born on 30 November 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is an actor, best known for being a part of the series “Soap” as the character Benson; he also reprised the role on the spin-off series “Benson”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Robert Guillaume? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through success as an actor. He is the voice of Rafiki in the animated film “The Lion King”. He’s gotten numerous awards and nominations over the course of his career. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Robert Guillaume Net Worth $5 million

Robert attended Saint Louis University and later Washington University. After his studies, he served in the US Army, and would then pursue an acting career.

One of Guillaume’s first endeavors was on stage, joining the Karamu Players in Cleveland, performing in opera as well as musical comedies. He toured around the world as part of the cast of the Broadway musical “Free and Easy”, then two years later he became a part of “Kwamina”. More stage productions would be offered to him, and he became a part of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”, “Tambourines to Glory”, and “Guys and Dolls” which earned him a Tony Award nomination. In 1964, he appeared in “Porgy and Bess” as Sportin’ Life,. and was also a member of the Robert de Cormier singers, a group that performed in concerts. Later, he was featured on “The Tonight Show” as a solo singer, leading to an LP record entitled “Just Arrived”. He also became a member of The Pilgrims and played folk music. His net worth was certainly well established.

While doing all of these projects, he also made regular appearances in numerous television shows, including “The Jeffersons”, “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. He found popularity when he became part of the series “Soap”, as the butler Benson, which significantly helped increase his net worth. In 1985, he was cast in the mini-series “North and South”, portraying Fredrick Douglass, and other shows that he was a part of include “The Robert Guillaume Show”, “Pacific Station”, and “Sports Night”.

Aside from acting, he has also done a lot of voice work, most notably in “The Lion King”. Other projects have included the video game “Half-Life 2”, and the film “The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze”. All of these projects helped raise Robert’s net worth to a high point.

For his performance in “Soap”, he was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He also won another Primetime Emmy Award, this time for Lead Actor thanks to his performance in “Benson”. In 1995, he received a Grammy Award for being a part of “The Lion King” read-along book. He’s also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

For his personal life, it is known that Robert is married to Donna Brown Guillaume. Philanthropically, he’s helped various institutions and organizations, which include Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, AmFar, and Artists for a New South Africa.

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