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Maya Angelou Net Worth

Maya Angelou Net Worth

Net Worth: $10 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Books, Film and Music
  • Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Height 1.83 m (6' 0")
  • Marital Status Divorced (Paul du Feu)
  • Full Name Marguerite Ann Johnson
  • Nationality American
  • Date of Birth April 4, 1928
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Occupation Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright, Film Director, Author, Actress, Professor
  • Education George Washington High School
  • Children 1 (Guy)
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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 $10 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.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Maya Angelou'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 N/A
Sale of Asset Aug. 2016

Sale of Maya Angelou's Harlem brownstone 5,500 sq ft home that features five bedrooms and five bathrooms

$4,000,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Book Sales May. 2006

Sales of her book Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me (approximately 9 thousand copies sold in the first week of release)

$89,550
Earnings 1988 N/A
Box Office Sales Dec. 1988

Box office sales of the movie Down in the Delta

$5,670,000
Box Office Sales Feb. 1988

Box office sales of the movie Sister, Sister

$743,450
Earnings 1981 N/A
Book Sales Jun. 1981

Sales of her book Heart of a Woman (approximately 1 million copies sold)

$16,000,000
Earnings 1969 N/A
Book Sales Apr. 1969

Sales of her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (approximately 400 thousand copies sold)

$4,620,000
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