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Facts of W Kamau Bell

Full NameW Kamau Bell
First NameW
Middle NameKamau
Last NameBell
Birth NameWalter Kamau Bell
Birth CityPalo Alto, California
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameWalter Bell
Mother NameJanet Cheatham Bell
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMelissa Hudson
No Of Children2
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania
Height193 cm
Weight113 kg
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Date of Birth26,1973
Married Date2009

W. Kamau Bell is an American TV host, and a comedian known for his notable work in Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America, and Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period.

Although he started his professional career in 2005, he gained popularity after he started talking on sensible topics like racism, inequality, social identity, and American politics. 

How Much Is The Net Worth Of W. Kamau Bell In 2019?

W. Kamau Bell is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million to $2 million. He primarily earns a fortune from his professional career as an American comedian and TV host. 

He started his professional career in 2005 as a stand-up comedian with the comedy album One Night Only. His follow up collections includes Face Full of Flour and Semi-Prominent Negro.

W. Kamau Bell, an American comedian & podcast host owns $1 million
W. Kamau Bell, an American comedian & podcast host owns $1 million

Source: The Guardian

Eventually, he moved to the entertainment industry, & hosted a TV series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012- 2013), produced by Chris Rock

As of now, the comedian turned host is currently serving as the host of the CNN documentary series United Shades of America.

W. Kamau Bell on the poster of United Shades of AmericaImage Source: CNN Press Room
W. Kamau Bell on the poster of United Shades of America

Image Source: CNN Press Room

Besides that, he also boosts his net worth as a podcaster. So far, he has hosted podcasts like Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period, Kamau Right Now, and Politically Re-Active.

A source reported that a podcaster earns an average of $40 thousand per year.

In addition, Bell makes quite a reasonable sum of money by authoring a number of blogs about racism and race in American politics and media. 

He released his first book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian

Social Media Earnings & Merchandise Sales

W. Kamau Bell also earns from his social media accounts. As per a reliable source, he makes $342.75 to $571.25 per sponsored post from Instagram. 

As of November 2019, he has over 114 K followers on his Instagram profile. 

In addition, he also manages to make quite a sum from his merchandise sales. His merchandise includes Tee-shirts, comedy specials, which sell at the price range of $15 to $25 per piece. 


Bell has been part of several charity works and events. He has been continuously supporting charitable foundations and campaigns. 

Moreover, he also has a W. Kamau Bell's Giving Page on the fundraiser site 

As of November 2019, he has raised over $25 thousand and funded 143 charity projects. Bell has helped more than 13 thousand students, supported 131 teachers and 122 schools. 

W. Kamau Bell charityImage Source: Donors Choose.
W. Kamau Bell charity

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Bell is also on the advisory boards of Race Forward (former the Applied Research Center), and Hollaback!

Besides, in October 2013, he became celebrity ambassador on racial justice for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Personal Life Of W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell, aka Walter Kamau Bell, was born on 26 January 1973 in Palo Alto, California, the United States to Walter Bell (father) and Janet Cheatham Bell (mother). 

W. Kamau Bell with his familyImage Source: MSNBC
W. Kamau Bell with his family

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He is married to Melissa Hudson Bell & exchanged vows in 2009. The couple is blessed with 2 children: both daughters Sami Bell and Juno Bell.

How Old Is W. Kamau Bell? 

W. Kamau Bell is 46 years old. He belongs to an American Nationality and Afro-American ethnic background. 

He stands 6 feet 3 inches (193 cm) tall and weighs around 113 kg (249.1 lbs). 

Updated On Sun Nov 03 2019 Published On Sun Nov 03 2019 By Bean