Robert Lane Saget, better known as Bob Saget, was born into a Jewish household on May 17, 1956. His father was a store CEO, while his mother was a nurse. Saget spent his formative years in Encino, California, before relocating to Philadelphia with his family.
He began his education at Abington Senior High School upon his relocation. His English instructor saw his potential and encouraged him to seek a career in movies. Saget followed his teacher’s advice and enrolled at Temple University to study cinema following his graduation in 1975.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree three years later and continued studying at the University of Southern California. On the other hand, Saget dropped out of school to pursue comedy full-time.
Additional Achievement Streaks
When Saget began his career in stand-up comedy, he quickly soared to prominence when he set his sights on the big screen.
He landed his first television employment in 1987 as a member of “The Morning Program,” where he shared hosting duties with Mark McEwen, Rolland Smith, and Mariette Hartley.
However, his major success came when cast as Danny Tanner in “Full House.” The series received widespread public support at its first release and in the years that followed.
Netflix eventually resurrected the sitcom “Fuller House,” which aired from 2016 until 2020.
While he was still a cast member of “Full House,” Saget began hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He remained in the job for eight seasons until 1997, when he stepped down to pursue other endeavors.
Simultaneously, Saget worked on an ABC film named “For Hope” as a tribute to his late sister, Gay Saget, who died in 1993 from the uncommon disease scleroderma. Three years after her death, the film aired and starred actress Dana Delany.
What Was His ‘Full House’ Salary?
Saget featured in all 192 episodes of “Full House” for over eight years. Saget portrayed Danny Tanner, a widowed father, in the series. His character co-parented his three girls with his closest buddy, Joey Gladstone, and brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis, at his San Francisco home.
When the ABC comedy premiered, it was received with widespread criticism. However, it gained acclaim in the 1990s and maintained a following throughout the decade, owing to syndicated repeats.
Although his “Full House” salary was never disclosed publicly, there is a general notion of how much he earned on the show when the wages of his castmates were analyzed.
According to the Washington Post, the Olsen twins earned a combined $2,400 each episode when the show debuted. Their pay was increased to $25,000 every episode, eventually reaching $80,000.
It would have resulted in total pay of around $1.9 million at the series’ conclusion. Given that the duo was the series’s youngest cast member, it’s likely that more accomplished co-stars like Saget received more.
Salary for Saget’s ‘American Funniest Home Videos
Saget joined “America’s Funniest Home Videos” as host in 1989 after appearing on the ABC comedy “Full House.” The show began as a special before launching into a weekly series in 1990.
He hosted the hilarious video clip segment series for eight seasons as the chat host. Following his departure from the program in 1997, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes co-hosted the show’s ninth and tenth seasons. Alfonso Ribeiro is currently hosting the series.
While Saget’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” pay is not disclosed, current talk-show presenter Ribeiro’s income is thought to be approximately $150,000 per episode.
Assuming Ribeiro’s income has been adjusted for inflation throughout the 1990s, Saget’s remuneration may have ranged between $70,500 and $86,600 each episode during his host from 1990 to 1997.
With an average of 25 episodes each season in the program’s early years, Saget’s salary might have ranged between $1.7 million and $2.1 million every season.
Bob Saget’s net worth
At his death in January 2022, the comedian’s net worth was $50 million. Saget’s net worth is derived from his 1980s career as a stand-up comedian and his 1990s appearances on “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
His humorous appearances in the sequel to “Full House” and HBO’s “Entourage” also contributed significantly to his net worth.
His net worth soared later in life due to his voice acting part in the comedy “How I Met Your Mother.”