Net Worth: $25 Million
- Source of Wealth TV Shows
- Birth Place Miami, Florida, U.S.
- Marital Status Married (Diana Barrett)
- Full Name Robert Joseph Vila
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth June 20, 1946
- Ethnicity American
- Occupation television show host
- Education University of Florida
- Children Monica Vila, Christopher Vila, Susannah Vila
About Bob Vila
Bob Vila is a US television show host. According to the latest estimates, his net worth is $25 Million. A native of Florida, he studied at the Miami Jackson High School. He studied journalism at the University of Florida. Bob also worked as a volunteer in the Peace Corps right after his graduation days.
Bob has amassed his wealth from the many TV projects and also by writing books. He started of his career as the host of a show named “This Old House” in 1979. In this show, he with his carpenter friend worked on renovating and beautifying a house. However Bob had to leave the show because of some controversies in 1989. Nobody knows for sure what the actual reasons are, but there has been many speculations going on. Some people say that he left because of a tiff with his producer. Others say that the conflict started because he had signed for some endorsements, thus violating the contract rules. Steve Thomas replaced him on the show.
He became the official spokesperson for the Sears department store. From the beginning of 1990, he started hosting “Bob Vila’s Home Again”. The program ran for 16 seasons before it was cancelled by the distributor owing to the fall in viewership. He also appeared in many TV projects, like Home Improvement and Hot Shots, thus marking his stint in the comedy genre as well.
He has written more than two dozen books, like Bob Vila’s Guide to Buying Your Dream House. Many of his books are on historic homes of the country. Bob remains among the most recognized Cuban-Americans of our times.