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Thomas Edward Bodett was born on the 23rd February 1955, in Champaign, Illinois USA, and is a radio personality, actor, and voice actor, probably best recognized for being the spokesperson for the hotel chain Motel 6, appearing in its radio and television commercials with the popular phrase “I’m Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we’ll leave the light on for you”. His career has been active since 1986.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Tom Bodett is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Tom’s net worth is over $10 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from the sales of his book “Williwaw!” (1999).
Tom Bodett Net Worth $10 Million
Tom Bodett’s early life is unknown to the media, except the fact that he spent his childhood in Sturgis, Michigan, and was a student at Michigan State University. Upon graduation he moved to Alaska, living there for 23 years. Before his career in the entertainment industry began, Tom worked as a house builder in Homer, Alaska, where he also became a contributor for the National Public Radio (NPR)’s program “All Things Considered”. Then he was spotted by creative director of the Richards Group, who hired him to provide his voice on the radio and television commercials for Motel 6, since when he has been their spokesperson, and his career has only gone upwards, as well as his popularity and net worth. Furthermore, in 2005 Motel 6 began to use his voice for their wake-up calls, and he has also appeared advertising their holidays on their first podcast. Thanks to his accomplishments in this field, he was inducted into the Clio Advertising Hall of Fame, together with the creators of the Motel 6 campaign.
To speak further about his career, Tom is recognized for being the host of two radio shows – “The End Of The Road” (1988-1990), and “Bodett & Company” (1993). Six years later, he began running his own program called “The Loose Leaf Book Company”, and by the year 2013 he became a contributor to the NPR’s quiz “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”, and the XMPR program “The Bob Edwards Show”. His net worth was certainly rising.
Apart from his career as a radio personality, Tom is also known as a voice actor, who provided his voice as the announcer for the animated cartoon series “Animaniacs” (1993-1995), directed by Steven Spielberg, which was followed by “Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish” video. Beside that, he landed the role of Station Master in the 2013 film “Northern Borders”, directed by Jay Craven. Thanks to his voice skills, he also appeared in “National Geographic Explorer”, and “Saturday Night Live”, and has worked as a voice actor on such documentaries as “America’s Historic Trails With Tom Bodett” (1996), and “Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip” (2003), among others. All of these added a considerable amount to his net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Tom Bodett has been married to Rita A. Ramirez since 1977; the couple has two children together. He also has a child with his former wife Debi Hochstetler (1978-1992). His current residence is in Dummerston, Vermont, where he is active at the local Selectboard, an organization which helps raise children.