How Much is Sidney Poitier Worth?
He is not just an actor, he is a legend, who doesn’t make movies – he makes milestones (like the critic Vincent Canby told about him).
Sidney Poitier, who has already crossed his 90th age mark, saved $25 million net worth. He earned money mostly through acting and directing. Some part of his wealth he got through selling of his books too.
|No Way Out (1950)||$3, 000|
|Porgy and Bess (1959)||$75, 000|
|In the Heat of the Night (1967)||$200, 000|
|Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)||$200, 000|
Sidney Poitier rose to stardom in 1964, when he got an Academy Award for the role of Homer Smith in the drama “Lilies of the Field” He has become the first black-skinned actor to win an Oscar. This achievement made Sidney an A-list Hollywood celebrity and put his earnings to the next level. He participated in several hit movies, which brought him both, fame and wealth. They are “In the Heat of the Night”, “Shoot to Kill”, “The Jackal”, where he co-starred Bruce Willis and Richard Gere.
Alongside acting, Sidney Poitier gained recognition as a film director, which doubled his net worth. He directed the projects “A Warm December”, “Stir Crazy”, “Ghost Dad” etc.
In addition Sidney made his fortune as a writer. He authored three autobiographic books and each of them has become a bestseller. The most successful of his literary works is “The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography”, which was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club.
Thus the legendary person Sidney Poitier accumulated is millions. But how did he start his way on top?