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Bob Saget Net Worth 2022 | American Comedian’s Life and Earnings

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Bob Saget Net Worth: $50 million
Born: 17th May 1956  (Died 9th January 2022 at 65 Years Old)
Profession:Stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and filmmaker  
Nationality:American
Children:3
Spouse:Kelly Rizzo (m. 2018-2022), Sherri Kramer (m. 1982-1997)

According to celebritynetworth.com, the American stand-up comedian, actor, TV host, and filmmaker Bob Saget had a net worth of $50 million at his death on 9th January 2022. 

Early Life 

Robert “Bob” Lane Saget was born on 17th May 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Benjamin Saget, was a supermarket executive, while his mother, Rosalyn – nicknamed Dolly – was an administrator in a hospital. His family was Jewish. 

Bob and his family moved to Norfolk in Virginia early in his life, and he attended Lake Taylor High briefly. 

young bob saget with his parents
Saget with his parents. Credit: DailyMail

Saget attributed the start of his sense of humor developing after being a rebellious student at the Temple Israel in Norfolk, a conservative synagogue. 

When Saget turned 13, he went back to Philadelphia for his bar mitzvah as his family lived there. 

After living in Norfolk, Virginia, Saget, and his family moved to Los Angeles in the Encino neighborhood. This is where he met The Three Stooges’ Larry Fine. 

Education  

Just before Saget’s senior year, the family moved back to Philadelphia and Bob Saget graduated from Abington Senior High School. 

Originally, Saget wanted to be a doctor, but he was encouraged to work in films by his English teacher, who saw his potential. 

As a result, Saget went to the film school at Temple University in Philadelphia and created a black-and-white film called Through Adam’s Eyes. This won him a merit award in the Student Academy Awards. He graduated in 1978.

After this, Saget did intend to take a graduate course at the University of Southern California, but he decided to quit after a few days. 

Family 

Saget had two older sisters, Andrea and Gay. Gay was a schoolteacher near Philadelphia.

In 1984, Andrea died from a brain aneurism aged just 35. In 1994, Gay died from systemic scleroderma, having only been diagnosed a few years before. She was 47.

Saget’s mother and father died in 2014 and 2007, respectively. 

Career 

Saget’s first role was a short stint on The Morning Program on CBS in 1987. After this, he took on the role of Danny Tanner, a widowed father, in the ABC sitcom Full House.

Full House was a huge success and was in the Top 30 in the Nielsen ratings.

Saget took his first TV host role in 1989 when he began hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos. This is a role he continued to have until 1997. He worked simultaneously on this while also working on Full House.

bob saget presenter of americas funniest home videos
Saget was a long-running host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Credit; doyouremember

Directing

Bob Saget directed For Hope in 1996. This was a TV movie for ABC and was inspired by his sister’s life story. Gay Saget died from scleroderma three years prior.

Two years later in 1998, Saget directed Dirty Work, his first feature film. This starred Artie Lange and Norm Macdonald. 

Unfortunately, this had low returns at the box office and was received negatively in critic reviews. That said, it has now become somewhat of a cult favorite.

Career During The 2000s     

Saget took on another role playing a widowed dad in Raising Dad. This also starred Jerry Adler, Brie Larson, and Kat Dennings. However, this show only aired for one season. 

After this, Saget starred at the voice of Ted Mosby in the future and narrated How I Met Your Mother, the CBS sitcom. This ran for an impressive nine seasons between 2005 and 2014.

Between 2006 and 2008, Bob Saget also hosted 1 Vs. 100, the NBC gameshow. 

In 2007, the comedian released a DVD comedy special called That Ain’t Right, which was dedicated to his father who had died from congestive heart failure earlier that year. 

For five years from 2005 to 2010, he played a parody version of himself in Entourage, a TV series on HBO. He also appeared in the spin-off feature film. 

Other Work

As a parody of March of the Penguins (2005), Bob Saget wrote, starred, and directed in Farce of the Penguins. This was released directly to DVD in 2007. 

In 2014, Saget released a book called Dirty Daddy. The book contains stories about his career, his experiences with life (and death) and his comedy influences. 

He followed the book with a small book tour and a tour of his stand-up called Bob Saget Live: The Dirty Daddy Tour. This was a tour of Australia, which saw him perform in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney. 

Reprise of Full House Role

Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner in a Full House sequel series called Fuller House. This ran for fifteen episodes.

bob saget in fuller house
Saget returns to the screen in Fuller House. Credit: sportshub

Saget’s Death and Posthumous Podcast Release

On 9th January 2022 (which is also the same date as his sister’s birthday), Saget was found to be unresponsive in a hotel room in the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando. This was after he had missed his checkout time and his family had been unable to contact him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of his death, Saget had been performing a stand-up tour and had just performed the previous evening in Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, Florida 150 miles away. He was due to continue performing in Florida, then going through America before finishing the tour in June in Canada.

A month later, the autopsy revealed that he had died from blunt head trauma after an accidental blow to his head, which is likely to have been a fall. 

It is believed that he died in his sleep from the resulting injuries – a subarachnoid hemorrhage and a subdural hematoma. He was also positive for Covid-19 when he died.

Saget’s funeral was held on 14th January 2022, and he was buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, the largest Jewish cemetery in California, close to his sister’s and parents’ graves.

Prior to his death, the comedian had been working on a podcast with Studio71 called Bob Saget’s Here for You. 

The podcast ran for 130 episodes. The final episode featured a fellow comedian Dane Cook, and was released on 31st January 2022, a couple of weeks after Saget’s death. 

Charitable work

Bob Saget had been on the board of director for the charity SRF (Scleroderma Research Foundation) since 2003. After Saget’s death, many fans donated to the charity, totaling $90,000.

What’s more, a single $1.5 million donation was awarded by one of the board members as a grant to match every donation in Saget’s memory.

Family Life and Personal Life

Bob Saget married his first wife Sherri Kramer, in 1982. Together they had three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer. Sadly, the couple divorced in 1997.

In 2018, Bob Saget married his second wife Kelly Rizzo. Rizzo was the host of Eat Travel Rock TV

bob saget with his second wife kelly rizzo
Saget with his second wife Kelly Rizzo. Credit: Instagram.

Bob Saget Quotes

“If you don’t wake up every day happy, change something.” – Bob Saget

“Valuable people are undervalued” – Bob Saget

“Most people argue over who’s right, not about what the truth is.”

– Bob Saget

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life. And if that doesn’t work out for you, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.” – Bob Saget

“I have the brain of a German Shepherd and the body of a 16-year-old boy; they’re both in my car and I want you to see them.” – Bob Saget

“My father once told me, and it’s stuck with me to this day: As you walk through life, every time you fart, it pushes you forward.” – Bob Saget

“Today is a brand-new day. A fay of change, of promise, of creativity, of kindness, and of love. I’m going back to bed.”

– Bob Saget

“Full House was a show that was done for ten-year-olds. The critics hated it. They said terrible, terrible things about it. But it should have been reviewed by ten-year-olds. That’s who it was made for. They loved it. And if they loved it, great. Why the hell does a fifty-year-old guy working at a big newspaper have to tell me I’m a piece of crap?” – Bob Saget

“Soon, I’m going to meet somebody around my own age, and she’s going to be smart and beautiful, and I’m going to date her daughter.” – Bob Saget

“I like to approach every day like it’s my first, so this morning when I woke up, I covered my body with red gelatin.” – Bob Saget

“Beautiful clear day in Beverly Hills. The sweet smell of Botox is in the air.”

– Bob Saget

“My humor was kind of from my dad and all the stuff that we went through, which was a lot of death. My humor was an escape.” – Bob Saget

“All I’ve ever done is try to entertain my way through a life that often has a huge amount of heaviness in it.” – Bob Saget  

Summary: Bob Saget Net Worth 2022

  • Bob Saget Net Worth was $50 million at the time of his death.
  • He was born into a Jewish family in Philadelphia but moved around a lot as a child. 
  • He initially wanted to be a doctor, but his English teacher saw potential in him and encouraged him to go to film school. 
  • Arguably his most famous role is as Danny Tanner in Full House. 
  • Bob Saget experienced a lot of loss in his life. Both of his elder sisters died as young adults, one from a brain aneurism and the other from scleroderma. 
  • Bob Saget died in 2022 from injuries presumed to have happened during a fall in his hotel room while he was touring Florida. 
  • He left behind three adult daughters and his second wife, Kelly Rizzo.

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