Bob Ross Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Son and Biography

bob ross
Net Worth $10 Million
Name Bob Ross
Date of Birth 29 October 1942
Age 52 Years Old
Gender Male

Bob Ross Net Worth

$10 Million

Bob Ross known as Robert Norman Ross, was an American painter, art instructor and television host. As of 1995, Bob Ross’s net worth was $10 million. he is most recognized for his PBS television show The Joy of Painting created by himself.

He was in the painting profession since 1983 and had grown very famous in the past few years. He appeared in television shows and instructed and hosted his show titled ‘The Joy of Painting’. Before becoming a painter and television personality, Ross served for the nation in United States Air Force as the first sergeant from 1961 to 1981.

Bob Ross Wiki/Biography

Born on 29 October 1942, Bob Ross’s age was only 52 Years Old as of 1995 at the time of his death. He was born and brought up in an upper-middle-class American family from Florida, United States.

bob ross old pic
Bob Ross Old Pic

He was an American by nationality and belongs to the Christian religion. He dropped out of high school in the 9th grade from Elizabeth Forward High School in Florida, the United States.

Name Bob Ross
Full Name Robert Norman Ross
Net Worth $10 Million
Date of Birth 29 October 1942
Date of Death 4 July 1995
Age 52 Years Old
Birth Place Daytona Beach, Florida, United Status
Death Place Orlando, Florida, United States
Profession Painter, Art Instructor and Television Host
Years Active 1981 – 1995
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White American
Hometown Daytona Beach, Florida
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
School/High School Elizabeth Forward High School, Florida, The United States
Educational Qualification High School

Family, Wife & Relationships

Bob Ross’s parents are Jack and Ollie Ross. Bob Ross’s father’s name was Jack Ross who was a carpenter by profession and Bob Ross’s mother’s name was Ollie Ross who was a waitress by profession.

He has one siblings. his brother’s name was Jim Ross.

Bob Ross’s marital status was married. He was married to Lynda Brown in the year 1995.

Bob Ross with his First Wife (Lynda Brown)

Before that, he was also married to a lady named Jane Ross in the year 1977 and their marriage ended in the year 1992 when Jane died due to cancer.

bob ross wife
Bob Ross’s Ex Wife (Jane Ross)

He also got married to Vivian Ridge in the year 1965 and ended their relationship in the year 1977.

He also had a son whose name is Steve Ross from his first wife Vivian Ridge. He also has one other child from his girlfriend during his teenage.

bob ross son
Bob Ross with his Son
Father Name Jack Ross
Mother Name Ollie Ross
Brother Name Jim Ross
Sister Name
Girlfriend Lynda Brown
Jane Ross (Ex)
Vivian Ridge (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Wife Lynda Brown
Jane Ross (Ex)
Vivian Ridge (Ex)
Children Name Steve Ross (Son)

Physical Appearance

Bob Ross was a good-looking man with a strong and attractive personality. He owned a tough physique with impressive body measurements and a normal body type.

He was about 6 foot and 2 inches in height and his body weight is around 85 Kgs. He had little long and permed brown color hair and also had attractive blue color eyes.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 188 cm
in meters: 1.88 m
in feet inches: 6’ 2”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 85 kg
in pounds: 187 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Brown


Bob Ross started his career as a carpenter. Hank Snow invited Ross on stage at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry in 1987.

The crowd exploded in cheers; he was first nervous, but soon recovered after telling a joke. Ross then taught Snow to paint privately.

Ross visited New York City often to promote his hardback book, The Best of Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting, and painting techniques. While in 1989, he was featured on The Joan Rivers Show.

On a live show with Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford in 1992. In 1994, Ross brought five audience members onstage to paint alongside him. Donahue also painted throughout the exhibition.

In the early 1990s, Ross featured in several MTV commercials that “coincided beautifully with Generation X’s increasing love with all things sardonic and vintage.”

Ross’ final public television appearance was on the first episode of The Adventures of Elmer and Friends in 1995 when he was ill. That year, Ross died. The show ended with Ross thanking his fans and viewers and a musical tribute. During his 20 years in the Air Force, Ross took an art class at the Anchorage USO club. He often disagreed with his abstract art-focused painting instructors. “They’d tell you what a tree is, but not how to paint one,” Ross remarked.

Bill Alexander’s television show The Magic of Oil Painting:17–18 Alexander employed a 16th-century painting method called Alla prima (Italian for “the first attempt”), which he completed in thirty minutes. Ross studied the technique and began painting Alaskan landscapes on novelty gold-mining pans. Ross’s commercial earnings surpassed his military salary. In 1981, he left the Air Force as a master sergeant.

His “Alexander Magic Art Supplies Company” sent him back to Florida to study painting with Alexander. Annette Kowalski, a client from Clearwater, Florida, convinced Ross he could thrive alone. She lent money to Ross and his wife to establish his company, which initially failed.

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