Bob Costas Net Worth is $45 Million (as of 2020)
There is a reason why Bob Costas net worth, which is currently estimated at $45 million, is as impressive as it is. You know, sometimes when you are watching the game you kind of get the feeling that the only thing that the commentator does is telling who has the ball at the moment. But this is never the case if you are watching the game with Bob Costas. This sports commentator really raises high standards both to himself and his colleagues. He is quoted saying:” Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that’s offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That’s my ideal.“
Bob Costas’ Salary: $7 Million
|Net Worth:||$45 Million|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Date of birth:||Mar 22, 1952|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Journalist, Talk show host, Sports commentator, Announcer, Commentator, Actor, Voice Actor, Writer|
You must understand that in most cases talent is not enough to meet this ideal. No, the commentators (if they take their job seriously, as Costas does) have to take time to prepare for the game, to find out some background information about players, and not just their achievements in sports, statistics, but also funny or just weird details from their personal lives, so they could keep the audience interested and entertained even when the game is not as intensive as one would wish. So to sum it up, Bob Costas net worth is not a reward for a few daily hours (at best) you see or hear him on TV. No, before going on air there are countless hours of preparation.
Of course, over the years commentators memorize plenty of facts, so they do not have to do the research straight from the start all over and over again. But this sort of „information accumulation“ is a real time saver only for commentators who specialize at one particular sport, e.g. football. Meanwhile Costa is a universal commentator and he has frontlined most Olympics broadcasts for NBC, including Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996, Salt Lake City in 2002,Athens in 2004, Turin in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010, London in 2012, and Sochi in 2014 (and of course, each of these events added a solid sum to Bob Costas net worth). For people like him, it is almost impossible to keep all the information they might need during the game constantly stored in their heads. If they tried, I think the events would fallow the scenario similar to the one we have seen on the movie Butterfly Effect. So it is really absolutely necessary for Bob to learn to look for information really fast and to do the research before the game. Again, I hope Bob Costas net worth will continue growing, because this man really deserves it!