Actress Raven-Symone has financial savvy her Hollywood peers should follow. The veteran actress hasn’t “touched” the money she made from The Cosby Show, which aired its final season in 1992, according to The Grio.
The former Cosby Show child star made the admission during an Instagram Live with Jerome Trammel. “#RavenSymone joined The Cosby Show in 1989 at 3 years old. Today, she STILL generates money in residuals/royalties from the show. However, did you know that due to her other roles in TV, movies, music & etc. she has NOT spent ANY of her Cosby show money & still has it saved? We stan a boss!?”
Raven-Symoné appeared in 66 episodes of The Cosby Show between 1990 and 1992. She went on to star in Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and then became a Disney franchise star on That’s So Raven. She is now starring in Raven’s Home, a reboot of her Disney show focusing on her character now as an adult. The actress also has a recurring role on ABC’s Black-ish, where she plays the role of Dre’s sister, Rhonda Johnson.
In an interview with Hot New Hip Hop, she explained her longevity in the industry. “I started out in it when I was 16-months-old before I had a choice. So, if you strip me of the industry…that’s a deep strip.”
“It’s not like I started when I was 15. I didn’t start when I was 12. I got out of the womb, said hi, and then they put me on television.
“Know that everything that comes from my mouth is because I was raised in the industry that you supported me in. This is what I saw. These are the people I came in contact with. These are the lessons that I’ve learned. This is the business that I’ve known. Good, bad, weird, fumbles of words. That’s just who I am and I can’t apologize for it because I started when I was 16-months old.”