Robin Williams Net Worth

December 15, 2023
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Robin McLaurin Williams, was born on 21 July 1951, in Chicago, Illinois USA,  and was a comedian, actor, voice actor, as well as a screenwriter. Since the beginning of his acting career in 1980 in the musical comedy film called “Popeye”, Robin Williams portrayed a number of memorable characters in such movies as “Good Morning, Vietnam” with Forest Whitaker, “Mrs. Doubtfire” starring Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller, Bill Cobbs and Mickey Rooney, “Jumanji” and many other remarkable films. Williams’ stand-up career began prior to his appearances on television screens, when he first performed in a comedy clubs in California in the 1970s, becoming noted for his quick wit and ad-libbing ability, which he later carried into some of his film appearances.

A remarkable and beloved actor, just how rich was Robin Williams? In regards to his total wealth, it is estimated that Robin’s net worth amounted to $50 million, accumulated during his almost 40 years in the entertainment industry. In 2008, Robin Williams’ salary from “A Couple of Dicks” movie amounted to $6 million, while in 2013 he put up his home in Napa Valley for sale at $35 million.

Robin Williams Net Worth $50 Million

Robin Williams finished high school at Redwood in California, interestingly labelled as ‘funny’ but also ‘least likely to succeed’. Williams briefly studied political science at  Claremont Men’s College, but then acting at the College of Marin for three years, before being accepted into Julliard School, where he met Mandy Patikin, William Hurt and Christopher Reeve., who later commented on his energy and speed of thought. When Williams left Julliard School, he immediately went on to perform stand-up comedy in different clubs, where he was noticed by a television producer George Schlatter. Schlatter offered him an opportunity to star in the sketch comedy show called “Laugh-In”, which Williams eventually accepted. Inspired by Jonathan Winters, Jay Leno, and Lenny Bruce, Williams then shifted his humor to suit more intelligent and sophisticated audiences, and eventually made his way up to television.

After his debut on television screens, Robin Williams focused more on television work, seeing this as a chance to make a better living. Soon after “Laugh-In”, Williams landed a role in the popular series entitled “Happy Days” and later starred in “Mork and Mindy”, aired in many English-speaking countries, where his character Mork became extremely popular amongst its viewers. Williams’ successful portrayal of characters in television series landed him an opportunity to star in major films. His breakthrough performance occurred in 1980, when he starred as Popeye in a comedy film of the same name. During his acting career, Robin Williams was able to play a wide variety of characters aside from comedy, and worked with such directors as Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg, while starringed alongside some of the most famous actors, including Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Julia Roberts, Bill Hader and many others. Williams also voiced several characters in “Happy Feet”, “FernGully: The Last Rainforest”, “Everyone’s Hero”, and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” to name a few.

Robin Williams is regarded as one of the most successful American comedians and comic actors, his talent being appreciated around the world. For  contributions to the entertainment industry displayed from his involvement in over 70 films and 40 TV productions, Robin was rewarded with Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards and many other accolades, over 20 altogether, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In his personal life, Robin Williams was married three times, first to Valerie Velardi(1978-88) with whom he had a son. His second wife was Marsha Garces(1989-2010) – they had two sons. Finally Robin married Susan Schneider in 2011, who nursed him through his terminal illness. Robin Williams had been struggling with rather mild addictions to drugs, mainly cocaine, and alcoholism throughout his performing life, partly because of stress. Williams underwent heart surgery due to substance abuse, and was even admitted to the Addiction Treatment Center. Unfortunately, Williams also suffered from severe depression, which was thought to be one of the main reasons why he decided to commit suicide, but forensic investigations have confirmed that the basic problem was the rare Lewy Body Dementia, which leads to the aforementioned diseases, and for which there is no cure. Robin Williams was found dead in his house in California in 2014.

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