Harry Belafonte Net Worth

Net Worth: $28 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Film, Television, Music
  • Age:

    91
  • Birth Place:

    Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
  • Weight:

    160 lbs (72.57 kg)
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Pamela Frank), Divorced (Marguerite Byrd and Julie Robinson)
  • Full Name:

    Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr.
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Harold George "Harry" Belafonte, Jr.

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.

 

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Earnings 2016

Sale of Asset Sep. 2016
Price of Harry Belafonte's upstate home at Chatham in upstate New York
$2,900,000

Earnings 2007

Asset 2007
Purchase value of adjacent units located in the fourth floor of Apple Bank building in Manhattan, New York
$5,000,000
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