Tragic news broke today that Robert Guillaume passed away. Guillaume was 89 at the time of his death.
Guillaume was best known for his role on Benson, but he was on other shows as well.
What was Robert Guillaume net worth in 2018? How much did he earn during his successful career? Read on…
Robert Guillaume began his career after college, when he did musicals and operas. He spent a large amount of time on Broadway, including many different shows.
Some of the shows he was in included the Phantom of the Opera and Guys and Dolls, which he was nominated for a Tony for.
In the 70s and 80s, Guillaume got into TV, with some of the hottest shows of the time, including Saved by the Bell and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
But he was best known for his work on Benson, where he played the title character. Benson was a follow-on to a previous show, Soap.
Robert Guillaume had his own show for a while called the Robert Guillaume Show. He also appeared on a few shows into the 2000s.
Guillaume died of prostate cancer.
What was Robert Guillaume net worth when he died? TV shows during his time didn’t pay as well as they do today. In fact, stars made only a fraction of what they make now.
In the 60s and 70s, even the top stars generally made less than $1 million.
Robert Guillaume made much of his money from Benson and Soap. In total we estimate Robert Guillaume net worth at $1-3 million.
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