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Harry Belafonte Net Worth

Harry Belafonte Net Worth

Net Worth: $28 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Film, Television, Music
  • Birth Place Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
  • Height 5' 11" ½ (1.82 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Pamela Frank), Divorced (Marguerite Byrd and Julie Robinson)
  • Full Name Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr.
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth March 1, 1927
  • Ethnicity Afro-Jamaican, Afro-Martinique
  • Weight 160 lbs (72.57 kg)
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist
  • Education George Washington High School
  • Children 4 (Shari, David, Gina, Adrienne)
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About Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is an American actor, singer, and social activist. His estimated net worth is $28 million. Harry had a dazzling film and recording career. The old African American entertainer is famous as “The King of the Calypso.”

Harry was born as Harold George Belafonte, Jr. on March 1, 1927 in the poverty-stricken Harlem, New York City from first-generation Jamaican immigrants. Belafonte went with his mother back to Jamaica when he was eight years old. He returned to New York when he became thirteen. He enlisted in the navy and dropped out midway through high school. After his discharge, the young man performed and studied and at the Actors Studio, The American Negro Theater, and Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research. He found a unique niche by studying West Indian music and delving headfirst into the Library of Congress’s archive of folk song recordings. He emerged with a highly unique blend of jazz, pop, and traditional Caribbean rhythms.

Belafonte is famous for singing the “Banana Boat Song” with the signature lyric “Day-O.” He advocated for humanitarian causes and civil rights and became a vocal critic of the George W. Bush’s policies. He was able to accumulate tons of honors and awards from a variety of political and social-service organizations.

 

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Harry Belafonte's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2016
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Earnings 2016 N/A
Sale of Asset Sep. 2016

Price of Harry Belafonte's upstate home at Chatham in upstate New York

$2,900,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Asset 2007

Purchase value of adjacent units located in the fourth floor of Apple Bank building in Manhattan, New York

$5,000,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Box Office Sales Nov. 2006

Worldwide box office sales of the movie Bobby

$20,700,000
Sale of Asset 2006

Market value of his 17-room apartment in West End Avenue, New York and bought by heiress Abigail Disney

$10,750,000
Earnings 1996 N/A
Box Office Sales Aug. 1996

Box office sales of the movie Kansas City

$1,360,000
Earnings 1995 N/A
Box Office Sales Dec. 1995

Box office sales of the movie White Man's Burden

$3,730,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Box Office Sales Apr. 1992

Box office sales of the movie The Player

$21,700,000
Earnings 1984 N/A
Box Office Sales Jun. 1984

Worldwide box office sales of the movie Beat Street

$16,600,000
Earnings 1961 N/A
Record Sales Jan. 1961

Record sales of the album Jump Up Calypso (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1960 N/A
Record Sales Nov. 1960

Record sales of the album Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1959 N/A
Record Sales Oct. 1959

Record sales of the album Belafonte at Carnegie Hall (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1957 N/A
Record Sales Jul. 1957

Record sales of the album An Evening with Belafonte (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1956 N/A
Record Sales Feb. 1956

Record sales of the album Calypso (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1955 N/A
Record Sales Dec. 1955

Record sales of the album Belafonte (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)

$650,000
Earnings 1954 N/A
Salary 1954

Salary per week from the film, Carmen Jones

$1,500
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