Comedian Bill Cosby’s trial begins today. It was reported that Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, might accompany her husband during his trial. Find out details from Camille Cosby’s wiki, right here.
Who is Camille Cosby?
Born on March 20, 1944, Camille Cosby’s age is 73. She was born in Washington D.C. to Guy A. Hanks Sr., and Catherine C. Hanks. She spent most of her childhood in Norbeck, Maryland, right outside of Washington.
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Camille Cosby disclosed that she dropped out of college to marry Bill. She later continued her education and got a PhD in Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1992. “So I went back, and when I did, my self-esteem grew. I got my master’s, then decided to get my doctoral degree. Education helped me to come out of myself, to come out of the home, because I had been raising my children. Not that that is a bad thing; it is the most difficult job I have ever had. But that was just one part of my womanness. I had to fulfill myself in other ways, to pursue my interests, to know that I could do many things,” she explained.
We are going to fall back w/the Cosby post ????????♀️ (fear of being deleted again —this post leads up to the #Poundcake speech… the speech that pissed off a lot of people, especially when we are forced to turn the mirror on ourselves. Cosby was a high school drop out from #Philly, raised in the housing projects, went from remedial english to earning a doctorate degree in education…..when someone overcomes those odds – they believe we all can….Sometimes you have to go back and watch history unfold, do your own research and stop letting the mass media switch context and content to fit their needs……regarding the backlash he received from his poundcake speech, Bill Cosby said in 2004 to CNN (((("When I say, 'I don't care what WHITE people think,' I mean that. )))) I mean, I'm addressing my PEOPLE, period." "I'm telling you. I want all this loud profanity in the street stopped. … I want you to stop doing things that are detrimental to your getting at least an education with a high school credential. I'm talking to the people who are dropping out." I can agree, when people say his delivery was harsh at times it was—but the message never changed, Cosby has always wanted black people to succeed and try harder. Seems like all the lifetime crusading Cosby did for education and parenting took a hit on his popularity. To many, he was now that old black man who pissed off so many people, the people he wanted to help. Maya Angelou once said, 'You know, Bill, you're a very nice man, but you have a big mouth,' " he said. "So I just want to be the big mouth and make them work, make them work, and make them THINK." —"I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior." When Cosby kept demanding the media and networks to raise our standards, our standards kept dropping!! The influence that the media (music/tv) has is LITERALLY & FIGURATIVELY life changing… not always 4 the best… #BillCosby #camillecosby
Bill and Camille Cosby’s Married Life
They couple met in 1963, when Camille was a student at the University of Maryland. She met Bill on a blind date, and they were together for a year before deciding to get married. While talking about her marriage, Camille said, “I never felt overshadowed, but I looked up to Bill. He is seven years older than I, and he has always had a maturity, even when he was 26, when we married. So I respected his wisdom and his knowledge.” The two have five children: Erika (born in 1965), Erinn (born in 1966), Ennis (born in 1969), Ensa (born in 1973), and Evin (born in 1976).
Their Son was Killed
Their only son, Ennis, was shot and killed on a Los Angeles freeway on January 19, 1997. At the time of his death, Ennis was only 27 years old and was a graduate student at Columbia University. During an interview with Oprah, Camille Cosby said, “It was horror, and I couldn’t understand why this had happened. I had always taken great pride in protecting my children. I spoke to Ennis the night before he was killed and asked him to be careful about driving on the freeway in Los Angeles. So it was almost intuitive for me that something was about to happen. So then I felt bad that I didn’t stop him in some way, but I couldn’t. I was here; he was out there.”
Camille Cosby’s Net Worth is $20.0 Million
With her work as a producer and author, Camille Cosby’s net worth is approximately $20.0 million. Being the president of COC Productions and C&J Productions, as well as her producer credits, attribute to her wealth.