Robert Lane Saget, simply known as Bob Saget—was born on May 17, 1956, to a Jewish family. His dad was a supermarket executive, while his mom worked in a hospital. In his childhood years, Saget resided in Encino, California, for an extended period before he relocated to Philadelphia with his family.
After he relocated, he began schooling at Abington Senior High School. His English teacher caught a glimpse of his creative potential and motivated him to pursue a career in film. After his graduation in 1975, Saget took his teacher’s advice and enrolled at Temple University to study film.
Three years later, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts before continuing his education at the University of Southern California. However, Saget quit his schooling to pursue comedy fully.
Other Streaks Of Achievement
When Saget began his foray into his career as stand-up comedy, he rose to the spotlight after he set his sights on the big screen.
He bagged his first TV gig as a member of “The Morning Program” in 1987, where he was briefly a host alongside Mark McEwen, Rolland Smith, and Mariette Hartley.
However, his real breakthrough came when he featured in “Full House” as Danny Tanner. The series enjoyed massive public approval upon its release and in the years to come. Netflix later rebooted the series as “Fuller House,” which ran from 2016 to 2020.
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While he starred on “Full House,” Saget also began working as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He retained the role for eight seasons until 1997 when he retired from his hosting duties to pursue other aspirations.
Around the same time, Saget worked on an ABC movie titled “For Hope,” which he worked on as a part of a memorial for his late sister, Gay Saget, who died in 1993 from the rare disease scleroderma. The film premiered three years after her death and featured actress Dana Delany.
What Was His ‘Full House’ Salary?
Saget starred on “Full House” for over eight years and appeared in all 192 episodes. In the series, Saget played Danny Tanner, a widowed father. His character raised his three daughters in his San Francisco home alongside his best friend, Joey Gladstone, and brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis.
The ABC sitcom was initially met with severe criticism when it was first released. However, it went on to gain approval in the ’90s and experienced renewed interest throughout the decade thanks to syndicated reruns.
Although his “Full House” salary was never publicly reported, there is an understanding of how much he was paid on the series when his castmates’ incomes were examined. As reported in the Washington Post, the Olsen twins who starred as Michelle Tanner on the series made a combined $2,400 per episode when the sitcom began. Their salaries were raised to $25,000 per episode before eventually increasing to $80,000 per episode.
This would have cumulatively put their salary at around $1.9 million at the series finale. Given that the pair were the most junior cast members, it’s probable that the more adept co-stars like Saget earned more in the series.
Saget’s ‘American Funniest Home Videos’ Salary
After appearing on the ABC sitcom “Full House,” Saget joined “America’s Funniest Home Videos” as the host in 1989. The show had initially launched as a special before it premiered as a regular weekly series in 1990.
He served as the talk host on the comical video clip segment series for eight seasons. After he exited from the show in 1997, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes took over as co-hosts for its ninth and tenth seasons. As of now, the series’ host is Alfonso Ribeiro.
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While details of Saget’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” salary aren’t publicized, it’s estimated that current talk-host Ribeiro’s compensation was around $150,000 per episode of the show. Assuming that Ribeiro’s pay has been included with inflation since the ’90s, it’s possible that Saget’s salary was approximately $70,500 to $86,600 per one episode when he was the host for 1990 to 1997.
An average of 25 episodes in a season during the show’s early days meant Saget’s remuneration might have been between $1.7 million to $2.1 million per season.
Saget’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the comedian’s net worth was $50 million at the time of his demise in January 2022. Saget’s net worth alludes to his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s and for his roles on series like “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” in the ’90s.
His comedic roles on the “Full House” sequel and HBO’s “Entourage” also added a chunk to his net worth.
Later in life, his net worth astronomically skyrocketed
due to his voice acting role in the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.”