Maya Angelou Net Worth

Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Source of Wealth:

    Books, Film and Music
  • Age:

  • Birth Place:

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Divorced (Paul du Feu)
  • Full Name:

    Marguerite Ann Johnson
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About Marguerite Ann Johnson

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.

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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 the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.

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Earnings 2016

Sale of Asset Aug. 2016
Sale of Maya Angelou's Harlem brownstone 5,500 sq ft home that features five bedrooms and five bathrooms

Earnings 2006

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)
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