Money in the Life of Sidney Poitier

Some people have the magic touch when it comes to acting and creating movies and films. There talent can result in millions and millions of dollars. Sidney Poitier is one of those people. He has a long and storied career in the film industry. He is worth millions and millions of dollars due to his massive talent. But beyond his monetary worth, his talent and accomplishments are worth much more than gold, diamonds, or platinum.

Poitier is a Bahamian American who was born February 20, 1927. He caught the acting bug early and took to the stage. At first, due to racial barriers, he did not get the jobs and the pay that he deserved, but he persevered. His strength and hard work has made him one of the richest actors and entertainers in the world.

He has won numerous awards. In 2013, it was estimated that this actor, director, author, and diplomat was worth well over 65 million dollars. The financial gains probably first began when he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 for Lilies of the Field. He was the first black man to be awarded with that honor. He broke barriers and inspired others.

Sidney Poitier has cashed in at the box office with such financial and lucrative film successes as To Sir with Love, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. All of these films were blockbusters due to the leading man, Sidney Poitier. He is the most listed man on the American Film Institute’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.

He has been knighted and is a cancer survivor. And most people do not know that he was the inspiration for the superhero Green Lantern. He was forty-four years old when he was first drawn as the superhero. Books such as The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, Sidney Poitier, Sidney, and Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. He sits on the board of the Walt Disney Company. He has gained great financial gain in his long-lasting career.

The actor, director, diplomat, and writer has been ranked year after year on the World’s Richest Black Actor List. In 2012, Sidney Poitier came in at number 17. But, he is also rich beyond money; he is respected, talented, and admirable. His net worth is golden beyond mere money.