Sidney Poitier Net Worth is $25 Million (as of 2020)
It has been calculated that the overall amount of Sidney Poitier net worth reaches an estimate of 25 million dollars. He has earned a bigger part of his net worth through his career in cinema, where he is not only an actor, but also a film director. Also, Sidney Poitier has been known as an author and diplomat. In 1964, Sidney Poitier made history when he became the first African-American actor who became a winner of an Academy Award in the category of the Best Actor, which was given to him for his role in “Lilies of the Field”.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Age:||95 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)|
|Date of birth:||Feb 20, 1927|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Diplomat, Writer, Film director, Author, Film Producer|
Later, he managed to make his name even more popular when he appeared in three films which centered on the issue of race. These films include “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, “In the Heat of the Night” and “To Sir, with Love”. These films have also added up to the total size of Sidney Poitier net worth. These films were released in 1967 and as all of them became huge successes, Sidney Poitier became the box office star of that year. In 1999, Sidney Poitier was placed as 22nd in the list by the American Film Institute called “25 Greatest Male Stars of All Time”.
In addition to his career as an actor, Sidney Poitier is also known as a film director and this career has also added up to the total sum of Sidney Poitier net worth. As a director he has worked on the following films: “A Piece of the Action”, “Let’s Do It Again”, “Ghost Dad”, “Uptown Saturday Night” and “Stir Crazy”.
In 2002, Sidney Poitier was awarded with an Honorary Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award was given to him for his “remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being”. In the period of 1997-2007, Sidney Poitier was working in Japan as Bahamian ambassador. In 2009, Barack Obama awarded the actor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Thus, his career in cinema has been awarded and recognized, as well.
Sidney Poitier was born in 1927 in Miami. His parents were farmers there. They would usually travel to the United States to sell vegetables which they grown in their farm. It was also in Miami, the United States, where Sidney Poitier was born. He was born premature and had little hope of surviving but his parents nursed him till he got better.