Adam West, legendary actor best known for his role as “the” Batman, died today. He is sure to be missed by fans everywhere, as well as his family. But another question that comes to mind given his death today, is what was his net worth at his passing?
Did his career truly bring him the wealthy we’d all expect? The Squander has all of the details for you.
William West Anderson was his given name but he was best known as Adam West. He had humble beginnings. His father was actually a farmer and while his mother was a concert pianist, she gave up her own Hollywood dreams in order to raise her family and Adam. West was drafted into the army, but after his discharge, moved to Hawaii in order to pursue his acting dreams.
Adam West began nabbing roles in TV shows early on. He had roles in crime dramas like “Perry Mason,” but also made appearances in feature film that promoted the “Three Stooges.” However, in 1965, Adam West truly got his big break after being cast in the TV series, “Batman.”
It ran from 1965 to 1968 and West also starred in a feature film for the show. Interestingly, Adam West was offered the role of “James Bond,” but refused it, believing that someone who was British should be cast in the role.
Despite his success in “Batman,” after its ending, Adam West tended to be typecast. He often appeared as “Batman” in animated short film, and also became an important figure in pop culture, appearing in more recent popular TV shows as the man who played Batman.
These shows include favorites like “Family Guy,” “King of Queens.”
So just how much money did Adam West make? While Adam West did make most of his money in the 1960s an 1970s, there’s no evidence to indicate that he squandered it, and instead, may have actually invested it wisely. Adam West net worth is therefore estimated to be $10 million in 2018.