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Lisa Bonet Net Worth

Lisa Bonet Net Worth
Net Worth$16,000,000
Full NameLisa Michelle Bonet
A.K.ALilakoi Moon
Date of Birth/AgeNovember 16, 1967 (age 51)
Source of wealthActress
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originSan Francisco, California
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Lisa Bonet net worth is 16 million dollars.

Much of Bonet’s wealth has come from her association with “The Cosby Show,” in which she portrayed Denise Huxtable, the Huxtable’s second-oldest daughter.

Although she was eventually fired from the show by Bill Cosby himself, Bonet has continued to grow as an actress and entertainer.

As a primary example of Bonet’s continued viability in popular culture, the actress starred in the American film, “Enemy of the State.”

This conspiracy and thriller film went on to make more than 250 million dollars on a budget of only 90 million. Being part of this successful film sent a clear message to Hollywood that Bonet was still a powerful actress, even after being fired by Bill Cosby.

Lisa Bonet lives a lifestyle that one might expect of someone with a net worth of almost 20 million dollars. Her husband, actor Jason Momoa, has a net worth of 14 million dollars.

Together, the two of them enjoy a Range Rover that costs more than 80 thousand dollars.

Bonet also lives in a house that she used to share with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz in Southern California. But unlike other movie stars, Bonet puts an emphasis on nature and wildlife.

She owns two wolves and a donkey that she is known for walking all over town.


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Early Life

Lisa Michelle Bonet was born on November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California. Bonet’s father was Allen Bonet, an African-American opera singer from Texas. Her mother, Arlene Litman Bonet, was a Jewish music teacher.

When Lisa was still a baby, her parents split up and her father left. Lisa and her mother moved to Los Angeles, where Lisa was raised by Arlene as a single mother.

Growing up, Bonet experienced difficulty adjusting to life as a biracial child. She would describe her childhood as one in which she never felt comfortable in either her mother’s family or in school.

The lack of comfort and safety was somewhat eased when Bonet found her calling in the art of performing. Although she would later become famous for her role as Denise Huxtable, Bonet began to act at the early age of 11.

This did not get in the way of her education, as she attended Birmingham High School and the Celluloid Actor’s Studio in Hollywood.


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Personal Life

Bonet’s personal love life has been the subject of much tabloid scrutiny over the years, due to Bonet’s ability to attract handsome and successful men as partners.

Shortly after being cast on “The Cosby Show,” Bonet met aspiring musician Lenny Kravitz. The rocker would later go on to have such hit albums as “Let Love Rule” and “Mama Said.”

But when Bonet and Kravitz eloped, Bonet was still the most famous of the pair. The two married on Bonet’s 20th birthday while in Las Vegas in 1987.

Bonet would credit the marriage by helping her to grow up quickly, both spiritually and intellectually.

The marriage between Bonet and Kravitz ended in divorce in 1992. Although the marriage was not successful in the long-term, the two did have a child together. Zoë Isabella Kravitz was born on December 1, 1988.


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Much like her famous parents, Zoë has found success in the entertainment world. She has gained fame both as a fashion model and as an actress.

By 2004, Bonet was ready to try love again when she met actor Jason Momoa in a Los Angeles jazz club. The actress told “Essence” magazine that she gave Momoa a ride home, and when the two of them stopped for grits and Guinness, they bonded.

Bonet and Momoa married officially in 2017. The couple has two children together: daughter Lola and son Nakoa-Wolf.

Although many blended families have difficulty making it work, Bonet, Momoa, and Kravitz have been very public with how easily the three of them have bonded as a family unit.


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Bonet’s early career was spent on appearing in guest spots in TV series and in beauty competitions. But in 1984, she was cast to play Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.”

The character of Denise was so popular that Bonet was cast to play Denise in “A Different World” in 1987.

“A Different World” was supposed to be focused on Bonet and her portrayal of her character. However, during the first season of the show, Bonet became pregnant with her first child.

As a result, Denise Huxtable returned to “The Cosby Show,” and “A Different World” continued without her.


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Bonet’s character of Denise did get married on “The Cosby Show,” but Bonet was fired from “The Cosby Show” in 1991. At the time, “creative differences” were cited as the reason that Bonet was let go from the show.

One of the reasons often cited for the “creative differences” between Cosby and Bonet was Bonet’s decision to work on the movie “Angel Heart.”

The film featured a very explicit love scene between Bonet and actor Mickey Rourke. To promote the film, Bonet decided to do a topless centerfold in “Interview” magazine.

After being fired from “The Cosby Show,” Bonet went on to star in made for TV movies. She also participated in “High Fidelity,” “Biker Boyz” and “Whitepaddy.”


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Interesting Facts

Although Bonet continues to go by the name of “Lisa Bonet” professionally, she legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon in the early 1990s.

The reason that Bonet gave for the name change was a desire for privacy.

One of Bonet’s more controversial stances is her anti-vax beliefs. Bonet believes that vaccinations introduce “alien microorganisms” into the child’s blood.


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Lisa Bonet sought out acting from a very young age as a way to handle the conflicting life of being a biracial child in a primarily white family.

She enjoyed tremendous success as part of “The Cosby Show,” but ended up leaving the show due to Bill Cosby’s unhappiness with her personal life choices.

In the years since, Bonet has continued to act, found new love with her second husband and enjoyed her daughter’s acting career as it continues to grow.


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Favorite Quotes from Lisa Bonet

“We’re getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends – we’re renegades.”

“It’s okay to be a freak.”

“My mother, the brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the ’60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family.”

“My life is art. Its how I express God.”

“In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do.”

Tips for Success from Lisa Bonet

  1. Don’t allow former bosses to determine your worth. Bonet’s career could have been over if she had taken Bill Cosby’s criticisms to heart. Instead, she continued on the path that she believed in and her wealth and fame continued to grow as well. 
  2. Make sure that you are personally happy before expecting your career to bring you fulfillment. Bonet sought out fulfillment in her career as a child but did not truly enjoy professional satisfaction until she had shed the baggage of Hollywood expectations and sought out her own way of living away from the Hollywood lifestyle.