How much is Bob Hope worth?
|Net Worth:||$165 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 29, 1903|
About Bob Hope
Bob Hope is the stage name of Leslie Townes Hope. He was a British-American actor, author, dancer, singer, stand-up comedian, and vaudevillian. His career began in the late 1910s and spanned over 80 years. Over the eight decades, he had a brief career as a boxer, made 57 tours as part of the United Service Organizations, hosted the Academy Awards 19 times, wrote 14 books, and appeared in nearly 100 films and television series.
How Did Bob Hope Get So Rich?
What made the stand-up comedian and vaudevillian so rich were his abilities to host the Academy Awards more than any other host and star in major films and television shows. His acting career began in 1925 with various stage performances and vaudeville acts. In 1934, he made his film debut in the short film “Going Spanish”. A few years later, he starred in ”The Big Broadcast of 1938” that marked his feature debut. By that time, from his many appearances on television, he was making no more than $20.000 per year.
In early 1940, it was announced that Bob would be hosting the annual edition of the Academy Awards. The first show was held in February 1940 and from his work, he earned more than $10.000 just in one night. After his outstanding work as the presenter of the 12th Academy Awards, the AMPAS asked Hope to host them for the next three years. He eventually hosted the ceremony 19 different times during the 20th century, making him the only television host to achieve this record. From his work on the Academy Awards, the comedy star has earned himself more than $2 million.
Why is he so famous?
Bob Hope gained fame from his incredible comedy roles and for being the first movie star toe ver appear in uniform and join the US Army Air Force. He was born in Eltham, London on May 29, 1903. He was the fifth of seven children to William and Avis Hope. His father was a stonemason from England and his mother worked as a light opera singer and hailed from Wales. His parents married in April 1982 and lived in various cities near Bristol. Leslie has six brothers, two younger and four older.
In his early years, he began working various jobs to support himself. He worked as the butcher’s assistant, lineman, and performing to solicit contributions in public places. He spent some time in the Fairmont Grammar, and Fairmont Junior High Schools before transferring to the East High School. In 1919, when he was just 16 years old, he developed the stage name Bob and dropped out of high school to begin a boxing career. His career in that field didn’t last long and instead, he moved on to the show business. In the early 1920s, he began working as a dancer and comedian on the vaudeville circuit.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of the acclaimed television star comes from his many professions and roles in multiple productions all from the entertainment business. At the very peak of his acting career, Bob began touring for the United Service Organisations. He went on to made 57 tours from 1941 to 1991, entertaining thousands of active duty military personnel around the globe. At the same time, he also appeared in multiple NBC television specials and became one of the first cue card users.
For nearly 60 years, Bob Hope was entertaining millions around the world with his incredible comedy skills. He joined other entertainers Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour for the widely popular film series “Road to…”. The movies aired from 1940 to 1962, with some of the most notable projects being “Road to Singapore”, “Road to Morocco”, and “Road to Rio”. Apart from these, the other favorite roles of Bob Hope to the film lovers are in “The Paleface”, “The Ghost Breakers”, “The canary and the Cat”, and “Son of Pale Face”.
Bob Hope is one of the best entertainers of the 20th century that lived for exactly 100 years (from May 1903 to July 2003). His career began in the late 1910s just a decade after he was born. For the next 80 years, he quickly found success in various professions. He was an actor, author, dancer, producer, and television host that took part in more than 100 film and television productions. Over the course of his illustrious eight-decades-long career, he was able to make more than $165 million.