Bob Saget's net worth revealed: The stand-up comedian's net worth at the time of his death is shocking!
Best known for playing a widowed father named Danny Tanner on the long-running ABC sitcom, Full House (1987-1995), Bob Saget was a reputed actor, television host, and an acclaimed stand-up comedian. Saget became a household face in the 90s, hosting the beloved series America's Funniest Home Videos.
Robert Lane Saget was born on May 17, 1966, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a Jewish family. Saget forayed into his professional career with a brief stint in CBS' The Morning Program; Saget's next job, a role in the Full House, proved to be his breakthrough in the industry. The actor was found dead on January 9, 2022, in an Orlando hotel room while on tour.
Bob Saget's net worth and earnings!
In contrast to his squeaky-clean television persona, Bob Saget's career as a stand-up comedian was as raunchy and adult-oriented, although there isn't an ounce of doubt that he made his fortune out of the former alter ego. At the time of his death, Saget had an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Saget received a Student Academy Award during his graduation year at Temple University. Photo Source: Instagram
Saget's venture and hustle for stardom started like any other aspiring comedian. After graduating college in 1987, Bob moved to LA and joined the city's main comedy club, The Comedy Store. It didn't take Saget long to land his breakthrough role of Tanner in Full house and rise to prominence. The ABC sitcom was so famous that it was reprised over two decades later in Netflix's Fuller House, where Saget once again played Danny in all five seasons.
Saget was the first host of America's Funniest Home Videos, a series of viewers' homemade clips, which Saget left in 1996. The actor also had a few directorial credits under his belt, including movies For Hope, Dirty Work, and more. In 2005, Saget also contributed his voice to the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, the actor narrated the show until its end in 2014, as the future Ted Mosby.
Saget reprised the role of Danny Tanner in Netflix' 'Fuller House.' Photo Source: Instagram
In addition to his successful career on screen, Saget was also a published author. His book Dirty Daddy was released in 2014. In the last few years, Saget starred in numerous projects and ventured into some offbeat projects. In 2020, he competed in The Masked Singer as Squiggly Monster and even launched a podcast called Bob Saget's Here for You with Studio71.
Donations poured in for Bob Saget's favorite charity!
Apart from the innate passion for his craft, Bob was highly driven by a non-profit cause. The actor was a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Saget's sister, Gay Saget, was taken away by the disease, propelling Saget to start a lifelong initiative against the disease.
Saget was found unresponsive in a hotel room while on tour. Source: ABC News
After his shocking death in January, fans of the late Full House star poured in donations for Saget's favorite charity. The executive director of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, Joanne Gold, extended her heartfelt gratitude for the contributions. Gold revealed the organization received a total of $1.5 million of donations in honor of Saget's death.
Saget's funeral took place on January 14. and the actor was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery. Over 300 stars and family, including the whole cast of Full House, gathered at the cemetery to mourn the loss of the gem. Saget's death was reportedly caused by either a heart attack or a stroke.
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