Sherwood Schwartz net worth: Sherwood Schwartz is a TV legend who has a net worth of $175 million. Known all across the country as a man who knew TV, Sherwood had plenty to be thankful for before his demise in the summer of 2011. More specifically, he knew how to make TV shows audiences would turn out in droves to watch, even if he didn't end up pleasing very many critics in the process. Sherwood Schwartz's career began under decidedly un-legendary circumstances, however. A young college student in need of funds, he drummed up some extra cash by writing jokes for comedian Bob Hope's radio show, which his brother was a staffer for.
It wasn't long before Hope noticed his jokes, and he was asked to join Hope's writing staff. From then on, Schwartz's chosen career was comedy. He wrote for TV shows like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet before going on to his most famous work, creating the TV sitcoms Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch. These shows, while never popular among critics, were huge hits, and continue to be popular in reruns, reunion specials, and movies to this very day. In 2011, Schwartz passed away of old age, but his legacy in TV comedy continues into the future.