Bob Ross Net Worth
Bob Ross net worth: Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host who had a net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 1995. Bob Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida in October 1942 and passed away in July 1995. He created and hosted the PBS television series The Joy of Painting which aired from 1983 to 1994 and also aired in Canada, Europe, and Latin America. At the show's peak, it aired on more than 90% of American public television networks and was viewed by millions of people each week. He appeared on the show for free essentially for free, but used the platform to promote his book and painting kits. In his lifetime, he sold $15-20 million worth of books, video tapes and art kits.
In the 21st century Ross became an internet celebrity and is very popular on YouTube. Bob Ross served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1981 and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant after he enlisted at 18 years old. He was known for his wet-on-wet oil painting technique and his catchphrases such as "happy little trees". Ross authored the book The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. He was diagnosed with lymphoma which forced him to retire. Bob Ross passed away on July 4, 1995 at 52 years old. His intellectual property is now controlled by his heirs through the holding company Bob Ross Inc. Bob Ross Inc. has licensed his image for use on T-shirts, Chia Pets, costumes, underwear, soap, puzzles coloring books and more. There is also a robust market for his original paintings, some of which have sold for as much as $10,000.
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