Sidney Poitier Net Worth:
Sidney Poitier is an American-Bahamian actor, ambassador, and film director. This prominent Afro-Bahamian actor has a net worth of $30 million.
Sidney Poitier further titled “KBE”, an honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire, given by Queen Elizabeth II. He is the maiden black male actor who won the Academy Award as the Best Actor.
Talk about his film, he gained accolades for his role in “A Raisin in the Sun”, “A Patch of Blue”, and so on. Besides, his social and racial issue films “In the Heat of the Night”, “To Sir, With Love”, and “Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner” were box-office super hit.
In (1997-2007), he worked in Japan as the Bahamian ambassador. Besides, this living legend won the highest civilian honor “Presidential Medal of Freedom” of the U.S.
In short, Sidney Poitier earning is given below…
- Per Year: $4 Million
- Per Month: $333k
- Per Week: $83k
Sidney Poitier: At a Glance
|Full Name||Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE|
|Date of Birth||February 20, 1927|
|Birth Place||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Spouse||Juanita Hardy (1950-1965), Joanna Shimkus (m. 1976)|
|Profession||Actor, Film director, Ambassador|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
On 20th February 1927, Sidney was born in a farmer’s family in Miami. At an early age, he had to survive as his birth was premature. He was the youngest of his eight brothers.
Though Poitier was born in Miami, he spent most of his time in the Bahamas. He went to Miami after his fifteen years of living in the Bahamas. At 16, he joined the Army moving to New-York.
In December 1944, Poitier left the Army and continued working as a dishwasher before the successful audition in the American Negro Theatre.
Poitier wasn’t successful at his first attempt to Negro Theater as he had tone-deafness. Later he dedicated himself to gain theatre success and spent six months there. Later, he portrayed a prominent character in the film “Lysistrata”.
In 1949, he played a doctor role in the “No Way Out” film which was highly admired in the Film industry. Later, he achieved many offers to play role in numerous films.
Poitier further worked with the great American actor Tony Curtis. Sidney along with Curtis played a prominent role in the film “The Defiant Ones”.
For his “Lilies of the Field” film, Poitier gained the Academy Award in 1963. Besides, he earned numerous reputed awards like “British Academy Film Award”, “Golden Globe Award”, “Kennedy Center Honors”, and so on.
Poitier is a director too. He directed the popular films like “Buck and the Preacher”, “Stir Crazy”, “Let’s Do it Again”, and so on.
Apart from his acting career, Poitier’s three autobiographical books are noteworthy. In 2013, his novel “Montaro Caine” was published. Between 1997 to 2007, he worked in Japan as the Bahamian ambassador.
Aram Goudsouzian has written a biographical book “Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon” subjecting Poitier.
This prominent actor as well as an ambassador earns $4.17 million a year. His monthly salary counts $347k. His daily income is $11415.
Sidney Poitier stopped acting to write his autobiographical books. Poitier’s three autobiographical books named “The Life (1980), “The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2000), & “Life Beyond Measure; Letters to my Great-Granddaughters”.
Sidney Poitier has six children. They are Anika Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Gina Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, and Sherri Poitier.