Feb 12, 2014 10:16 AM EST

Bob Costas Net Worth: How Much Is The Famous NBC Sportscaster Worth?

Bob Costas net worth has been boggling the minds of many ever since the big issue about the famous NBC sportscaster's eye surgery made headlines. It seems that everyone is dying to find out how much money this multi-awarded sportscaster is earning. After receiving 20 Emmy Awards and four "National Sportscaster of the Year" awards, it is safe to presume that Bob Costas net worth is much bigger than what many Hollywood celebs are getting. But how much is it really? Let's find out.

If you haven't known yet, Bob Costas born Robert Quinlan Costas began his sportscasting career ever since when he was still in college in the early 1980s. While he was still studying at the Syracuse University, he got his first sports-related stint as the announcer for his college's minor hockey team. Upon finishing his studies, Bob Costas didn't waste any time to hone and put his sports broadcasting skills into practice. His first televised sportscasting stint was when he did a play-by-play for Chicago Bulls broadcasts on WGN-TV during the 1979=1980 NBA season.

After his successful TV debut, Bob Costas net worth continued to increase all thanks to his new job when he was hired by CBS Sports to serve as a regional CBS NFL and CBS NBA announcer. The gig proved to be a prolific one as it lasted for three years, from 1976 to 1979.

At 28 years old, Bob Costas joined NBC. Because of his young age, then NBC colleague David Letterman used to affectionately call him "Sportsboy."

In 1988, Costas was given a big break with his superior late night interview show "Later with Bob Costas." The show ran until 1994. Alongside which, he Bob also engaged into providing coverage for the Olympics, starting with the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

Bob Costas has been a notable primetime host for the Olympics ever since. He has hosted 9 Olympics to date, with his most recent one in London last 2012.

Costas' other working involvement in the field of sportscasting include: 'Meet the Press' (1947-2009), 'Today' (1951-), and 'Nightline' (1979-).

Apart from sports broadcasting, Bob Costas net worth also got a boost when he hosted 'On the Record with Bob Costas' from 2000 to 2004 and when he took part in the animated feature film 'Cars' in 2006.

Having said all these, it's obvious that the 61-year-old NBC sportscaster has earned much too much throughout his still active career. So how much is Bob Costas' net worth really? The Richest claims it's a whopping $32.5 million. On the other hand, Celebrity Net Worth reports that it's actually a massive wealth amounting to $45 million.

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