Robert Kool Bell Net Worth

Robert Kool Bell Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Robert Earl Bell net worth is
$6 Million

Robert Earl Bell Wiki Biography

Born Robert Earl Bell on the 8th October 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio USA, he is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer and bass guitarist, best known to the world as the founder of the R&B, soul and funk band Kool & the Gang, which he started with his brother Ronald Bell and several of their mutual friends in the late ‘60s. Some of their most successful songs include “Ladies’ Night” (1979), “Celebration” (1980), “Joanna” (1983), “Fresh” (1984), and “Cherish” (1985), among many others that have also helped the sales of their albums.

Have you ever wondered how rich Robert “Kool” Bell is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bell’s wealth is as high as $6 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry, active since the mid- ‘60s. Since the inception of the Kool & the Gang, the group has released 23 studio albums and has sold more than 70 million album copies globally.

Robert “Kool” Bell Net Worth $6 Million

Robert spent his childhood years in Jersey City, New Jersey and together with his brother became interested in jazz music. Little by little the two started playing together, as they were growing up, and their interest would become wider, so that when Robert turned 13 years, he started the band called the Jazziatics, with Ronald as well as their friends. Just three years later, they changed the name to Kool & the Flames, while in 1969 the band assumed the name Kool & the Gang. Aside from Robert and Ronald, the group comprised Robert Mickens who played trumpet, Dennis Thomas on saxophone, George Brown as the drummer, Charles Smith as the guitarist, and Ricky West on keyboards. In 1969 they received a contract offer from Gene Redd of the recently-formed De-Lite Records, which was accepted, and they immediately started working on their debut album. The self-titled album came out the same year, and peaked at No. 43 on the US R&B chart, and the single of the same name reached No. 19 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. “Kool” Bell’s net worth was now well established.

With their fourth album, the group announced the start of something greater for them in the years to come, since the album “Wild and Peaceful” reached No. 6 on the US R&B chart, and achieved gold status, which increased Robert’s wealth to a large degree. However, they didn’t have much success until the late ‘70s, but the ‘80s decade was theirs as they dominated the R&B scene with such albums as “Ladies’ Night” (1979), which became their first No. 1 album and went platinum, then “Celebrate!” (1980), which also achieved platinum status, followed by “Something Special” (1981) that topped the US R&B chart, and achieved platinum status, and “As One” (1982), “In the Heart” (1983), “Emergency” (1984), their most successful album to date, as it achieved double platinum status in the USA and platinum in Canada, while in the UK it was certified silver, increasing Robert’s wealth to a large degree. From the mid- ‘80s, group’s popularity began to decline, and though they have remained active until the present day, they haven’t had much further success. The group’s last studio album was 2013’s “Kool for the Holidays”, released through ATO Records.

“Kool” was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category in 2015 as a member of Kool & the Gang.

Regarding his personal life, Robert has been married to Deborah Jones since 1971; the couple has two children together.

Full NameRobert Bell
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1950
Place Of BirthYoungstown, Ohio, USA
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Producer
SpouseDeborah Jones
SiblingsRonald Bell
Music GroupsKool & The Gang (Since 1964), Band Aid (1984 – 1984)
1He and Kool & the Gang were inducted into the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts Category.
2Brother of Ronald Bell.


Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World1995Video lyrics: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell / music: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Pulp Fiction1994writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1993TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style1992TV Movie writer: "Summertime" - as Robert Bell, uncredited
What's Up Doc?1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sjans1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Punky Brewster1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Wicherts von nebenan1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jumpin' Jack Flash1986writer: "Misled" - as Robert Bell
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Solid Gold1982TV Series writer - 1 episode
CHiPsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1982 music - 1 episode, 1982
The Price Is Right1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
New American Bandstand 19651980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2014-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Mike & Mike2013-2016TV Series writer - 23 episodes
Office Christmas Party2016writer: "Let Me Clear My Throat", "Joanna" - as Robert Bell
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Scream Queens2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trolls2016writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Conan2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Get Down2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Robot2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates2016writer: "Feel So Good" - as Robert Bell
Game of Silence2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Nice Guys2016writer: "GET DOWN ON IT" - as Robert Bell
The Simpsons1994-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Everybody Wants Some!!2016writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Earl Bell
American Crime Story2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
S.O.S.: Mulheres ao Mar 22015writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Ted 22015writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2015writer: "Feel So Good" - as Robert Bell
Parks and Recreation2011-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Intresseklubben2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rugby League: Challenge Cup2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tammy2014writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
The Footy Show2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Harry Hill Movie2013writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Rapture-Palooza2013writer: "I Got 5 on It" - as Robert Earl Bell
Independent Lens2005-2013TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2006-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Wreck-It Ralph2012writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Hit and Run2012writer: "Summer Madness" - as Robert Bell
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Detropia2012Documentary writer: "Hollywood Swinging"
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game writer: "Get Down On It" - as Robert Bell
The Power of Two2011Documentary writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Camping paradis2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cilada.com2011writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Earl "Kool" Bell
Happy Endings2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game writer: "Celebration", "Ladies Night" - as R. Bell
Dance Central2010Video Game writer: "Jungle Boogie"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eat Pray Love2010writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Frankie & Alice2010writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Earl Bell
United States of Tara2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Ladies' Night"
Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard2009writer: "Jungle Boogie"
Peep Show2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Firm2009writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Earl Bell
Soul Kitchen2009writer: "Rated X" - as Robert Bell
Funny People2009writer: "Joanna" - as Robert Bell
America's Got Talent2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dance Flick2009writer: "Hollywood Swinging" - as Robert Bell
Middle Men2009writer: "Hollywood Swinging" - as Robert Bell
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary2009Documentary writer: "Celebration"
17 Again2009writer: "Cherish" - as Robert Bell
Dancing on Ice2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
He's Just Not That Into You2009writer: "Send It On" - as Robert Bell
Beethoven's Big Break2008Video writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
South Park2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Zack and Miri Make a Porno2008writer: "Let Me Clear My Throat Klassic Cool Original Version" - as Robert Bell
American Swing2008Documentary writer: "Ladies Night" - as Bell
Step Brothers2008writer: "Breathe and Stop" - as Robert Bell
What Happens in Vegas2008writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
Made of Honor2008writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
Semi-Pro2008writer: "Funky Stuff" - as Robert Bell
The Wackness2008writer: "Summertime'
Charlie Wilson's War2007writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
This Christmas2007writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
Esti showder2007TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Gilmore Girls2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mr. Bean's Holiday2007writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Code Name: The Cleaner2007writer: "Where Da Boggie At?" - as Robert Bell
Prête-moi ta main2006writer: "Take My Heart You Can Have It If You Want It" - as R. E. Bell
30 Rock2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rabbit Fever2006writer: "HOLLYWOOD SWINGING" - as Robert Bell
Gridiron Gang2006writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Beerfest2006writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Earl Bell
How to Eat Fried Worms2006writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
Littleman2006writer: "Celebration" - as Robert E. Bell
SingStar Rocks!2006Video Game writer: "Summertime"
Criminal Minds2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Science of Sleep2006writer: "Steppin' Out" - as Robert E. Bell
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Bang Bang Orangutang2005writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
Roll Bounce2005writer: "Hollywood Swinging" - as Robert Bell
Havoc2005writer: "I Got 5 on It" - as Robert Earl Bell
Be Cool2005writer: "Hollywood Swingin'" - as Robert Bell
Hitch2005/Iwriter: "Never Gonna Let You Go She's a Keepa" - as Robert Bell
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as R. Bell
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Hollywood Swingin'" - as Robert E. Bell
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doc Martin2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shark Tale2004writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
Mr 30002004writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
The Cookout2004writer: "Summertime", "Summer Madness", "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
Cesko hledá SuperStar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols!2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
EuroTrip2004writer: "Horndog" - as Robert Bell
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen2004writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lion King 1 1/22004Video writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
You Got Served2004writer: "Summer Madness", "Pump It Up" - as Robert Bell
Top of the Pops1995-2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
GMTV2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution2003Video Game as Robert Bell, "Celebration", "Ladies Night"
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Liquid Assets2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
2 Fast 2 Furious2003writer: "Pump It Up" - as Robert Bell
Malcolm in the Middle2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hal and Stan2003Video short writer: "Summer Madness"
View from the Top2003writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dark Blue2002writer: "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" - as Robert E. Bell
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Summer Madness" - as R.E. "Kool" Bell
Undercover Brother2002writer: "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
242002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough2002writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
Sorority Boys2002writer: "Ladies Night", "Boogie Band" - as Robert Bell
Abandon2002writer: "Get Down On It"
Bring It On2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Legally Blonde2001writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
Baby Boy2001writer: "Summer Madness" - as Robert Bell
Samantha Mumba and Aaron Carter in Concert2001TV Special writer: "Baby Come On Over"
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Doo Bop Song", "Summer Madness" - as Robert Bell
Little Nicky2000writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
The West Wing2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Me, Myself & Irene2000writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
House!2000writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Earl Bell
The '70s2000TV Movie writer: "Celebration" - uncredited
Ready to Rumble2000writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
Up, Up, and Away!2000TV Movie writer: "If You Wanna Dance" - as R. Bell
The Hurricane1999writer: "Get Down on It" - as Robert Bell
Third World Cop1999writer: "Dungle Boogie"
The Match1999writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
Love Stinks1999writer: "Jungle Boogie" - as Robert Bell
Muppets from Space1999writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
200 Cigarettes1999as Robert Bell, "Ladies Night", "Get Down on It"
Ivory Tower1998writer: "Celebration" - as R. Bell
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Ladies Night" - as Robert Bell
Good Burger1997as Robert Bell, "Celebration"
Nothing to Lose1997writer: "Not Tonight Remix" - as Robert Bell
Men in Black1997writer: "We Just Wanna Party with You" - as Robert Bell
Out to Sea1997writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
The Nutty Professor1996writer: "Somethin' for Da Honeyz" - as Robert Bell
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996writer: "It's Ladies Night At Chocolate City" - as Robert Bell
Sounds of the Eighties1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nick of Time1995writer: "Celebration" - as Robert Bell
The Nanny1995TV Series writer - 1 episode


Longshot2001Announcer (as Robert 'Kool' Bell)


Get Down on It1980Video short


Children of Africa1993TV Special associate producer


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
The Secret Disco Revolution2012DocumentaryHimself (as Robert 'Kool' Bell)
Helden von morgen2011TV SeriesHimself - Coach
Kool & the Gang: 40th Anniversary of the Funk Legend2005VideoHimself
Discomania2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten1998TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Pero ¿esto qué es?1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Top of the Pops1980-1984TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Kool & The Gang
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Champs-Elysées1984TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself (as Kool and the Gang)
New American Bandstand 19651980-1981TV SeriesHimself
Kids Are People, Too1980TV SeriesHimself
New York, New York1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Archive Footage

My Music: '70s & '80s Soul Rewind2013TV MovieThemselves
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHimself - Kool & The Gang

Nominated Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Song2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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