Bob Hope net worth: Bob Hope was an American comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and author who had a net worth of $150 million. Bob Hope was born in Eltham, London, England in May 1903 and passed away in July 2003. Hope had a career that spanned almost 80 years and he had almost 100 acting credits to his name starting with the shorts Going Spanish, Soup for Nuts, and Paree, Paree in 1934. He was well known for his "Road" series of movies that costarred Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Hope hosted the Academy Awards more than any other host at 14 times. He also starred on stage and television and wrote 14 books. As a singer his song "Thanks For the Memory" is his signature. Hope was closely associated with United Service Organizations (USO) to entertain the troops and he made 57 for the USO. He was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by U.S. Congress. He was a small part owner in the Cleveland Indians of MLB. Bob was married to Dolores Hope for 69 years. Hope also won five honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1960 he was awarded with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio, Television, and Motion Picture, as well as a special plaque for Live Performance. Bob Hope passed away on July 27, 2003 at the age of 100.
Bob Hope's Wealth
At various points in his life, his net worth had been estimated to be as much as $700 million, mostly thanks to valuable real estate holdings in Southern California. In the early-80s, Forbes estimated his net worth at $200 million. When he heard about the estimate, Bob responded by saying "If my estate is worth over $50 million, I'll kiss your ass. I mean that." This set a reported from Forbes on a mission to evaluate his estate to prove or disprove their $200 million original estimate. In the end, that reporter adjusted the magazines estimate down to $85 million. Bob did not follow through on his promise to kiss a rear. At the time of his death in 2003, his estate was worth $115 – $150 million.