He was on The Today Show, Dr. Phil, The Early Show, Jimmy Fallon. Job offers were thrown at him, one after another. The Cleveland Cavaliers offered him a house and a job. Random people inspired by his talent made him offers including cash donations and fully paid mortgages on houses. Kraft Foods made him their official voiceover artist. Here's one of those commercials:
Yup, things were looking up for Williams. After so many years of self-imposed misery, he was cleaning up his act and back in the working world. But then ...
After the Fame
In October 2014, Chenoweth caught up with Williams to find out how his life had changed since Internet fame turned him into a quintessential viral video rags-to-riches story. Turns out, his life is more of a rags-to-riches-to-slightly-nicer-rags story. Williams is broke again and was homeless (again) for a short time. He attributes his financial losses to some contracts he "shouldn't have signed" and some shitty managers. He was given a $375,000 advance to write an autobiography detailing his hardships and eventual triumph. That money is gone. He has a steady job at an Ohio radio station but can't afford a car to drive himself to the station. He has to be driven to work by his manager. In his own words: "I own nothing."
His post-viral-fame life isn't entirely depressing. He does a lot of charity work with the homeless, and, even better, he's been clean and sober since August 2011. To top it all off, he found someone to love and got married in 2014. We can all rest easy knowing she's not in it for the money.