Robin Williams net worth: Robin Williams is an American Actor and comedian who has a net worth of $50 million. Robin Williams was born on July 21st, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Williams grew up in a very prominent family. His father, Robert was a senior executive at Lincoln-Mercury Motors in charge of the Midwest area and his mother, Lauren, was a former model from New Orleans. Before high school, Robin and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. As a child, Robin was a shy kid who hardly spoke. One of the only early inclinations that he might grow up to be a comic was his dead-on impersonation of his grandmother. Beyond that, he really didn't come out of his shell until he began to participate in high school plays.
After high school, Robin enrolled in the prestigious Julliard School in New York City. It was here where he would meet longtime friend and future Super Man star Christopher Reeves. While at Julliard, he was encouraged by his instructor to focus more on standup comedy. With that advice in hand, Williams began to hit the comedy circuit around New York. Audiences quickly fell in love with his erratic behavior and quick one liners. Eventually Hollywood came calling and he was cast as a dim-witted alien Mork, who made periodic appearances on the sitcom "Happy Days". His stint on the show was such a success that the show's executive producer Gary Marshall soon crafted a spin off based solely on Robin's character. That show, of course, was "Mork & Mindy" which went on to film 94 episodes over four seasons between 1978 to 1981. Robin used his new found fame to produce three wildly successful HBO comedy specials.
One of Robin's first feature film roles was in the live action version of "Popeye", followed by "The World According to Garp". Over the next 30 years, Robin has appeared in dozens of popular movies in both comedic and dramatic roles. Some of his most famous dramatic roles include "Good Will Hunting", "The Fisher King" and "One Hour Photo". Some of his other hits include "Hook", "Jumanji", and the wildly successful Mrs. Doubtfire. Robin even received an Oscar for best supporting actor Good Will Hunting and an Oscar nomination for "Good Morning Vietnam".