Net Worth: $28 Million
- Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
- Full Name Marguerite Ann Johnson
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth April 4, 1928
- Occupation Poet, civil rights activist, dancer, film producer, television producer, playwright, film director, author, actress, professor
- Education George Washington High School
About Maya Angelou
Marguerite Ann Johnson or Maya Angelou as we know her is a very famous American poet and writer whose net wealth is estimated to be about $28 Million. She is also a film producer, dancer, activist, playwright and even a film director. Maya has made her fortunes from all these sources. Her most famous work is “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” which gave her a lot of popularity and fame.
Her works are influenced by authors like Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Spencer and the like. Angelou recorded her first album Miss Calypso in 1957. In an off Broadway review inspired by the film Calypso Heat Wave where she sang and even performed on her own compositions. She later moved to New York to concentrate on her writing career. There she met several African-American authors and her first works got published here. Some of her very famous works were published then. Angelou later entered into films by writing the screenplay and the soundtrack for a film produced by a Swedish film company. That was just the start. Maya has worked in many movies since then.
She has taught in numerous universities for several years during her life. She has also got several awards as an artist including four National Medal of Arts and three Grammy.
She was born in Saint Louis Missouri. Her books like “I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings” and “On the Pulse of the Mornings” has given her lot of international fame. Maya was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.