Bob Ross is a late renowned painter who was also popular as a TV personality. Now let’s have a close look at Bob Ross’s net worth.
Robert Norman Ross was popular with the name ‘Bob Ross.’ He was born on October 29, 1942, in Daytona Beach, Florida, the U.S. he was American by nationality. His mother Ollie Ross was a waitress and father Jack Ross was a carpenter. Bob used to give a helping hand in his father’s work. One day, while working, unfortunately, he lost his index finger, but it never proved as an obstacle for his career as a painter. Bob quit school when he was on the 9th and starts to work with father. His favorite pastime was to nursing injured animals and reptiles.
He had married two times. First, it was with a lady named ‘Lynda’. They together had two children but eventually got separated in 1981. After that Bob remarried to the ‘Jane’. They had one son named ‘Steven’ and he is also a brilliant painter but unfortunately his second wife died due to cancer in 1993. Bib also died on July 4, 1995, at New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA.
Before being a painter he used to serve in the Unite state air force as a medical records technician. He was not so happy with his work in the army. One day he visited Alaska and the picturesque scene of the place attracted him very well. During that period he developed some interest in painting and learned some techniques. He used to make paintings during free hours and adopt 16th centuries painting styles to make paintings attractive and beautiful. He had even clean the latrines and made the beds in the Air Force that time he never knew one day he will be a well-known painter. Later he started to sell own painting and through this, he got some extra money. It was the start of his career as a Painter. He became very famous within a short period and sold many amazing sketches during his career period. He officially got retired from the Air Force in 1981 after completion of twenty years of service. Apart from this he also worked as a host for the famous TV program named ‘Joy of Painting Altogether’ from 1983 to 1994. He performed extremely well in this program and became one of the favorite personalities amongst the audiences.
Awards and achievements
1. He was invited by Hank Snow to give painting lessons at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville in 1987.
2. Bob was invited to join the show Joan rivers show and another live show hosted by Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford in 1992.
3. In 1994, he appeared in the show hosted by Phil Donahue and give some painting lessons to the audiences.
The net worth of Bob Ross
Bob Ross had an estimated net worth of around $6 million. Bob earned extremely well through his career as a painter. His paintings were so expensive but unique, and he gathered good fortune from the sale of his paintings. Apart from this his participation in the TV program as a host helps a lot to improve his net worth at a considerable level. He had also appeared in various live shows and earned a good source of money by sharing lessons of painting with the audience.
Bob was a talented painter and a brilliant performer. He gained fame with his splendid work and amazing painting style. He passes away, but his spectacular work will remain alive forever. Bob was a classic painter and an amazing TV personality. This is a reason still people remember his name.