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Harry Belafonte Net Worth $28 Million
American singer, performer, and social activist, Harry Belafonte, has an estimated net worth of $28 million. Despite a dazzling film and recording career that spanned the greater portion of the Twentieth century, and has stretched (with occasional movie activity) nicely to the Twenty-first, venerable African American entertainer Harry Belafonte is still best known as “The King of the Calypso.”
Midway through high school, he dropped out as well as enlisted in the Navy. Upon discharge, the young man studied and performed at the Actors Studio (alongside such legends as Tony Curtis and Marlon Brando), Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research, as well as The American Negro Theatre. A singing character in a theatrical piece resulted in a sequence of cabaret engagements, and before long, Belafonte’s success enabled him to procure capital to open his own nightclub. His recording career officially began at the age of 22, in 1949, when he presented himself as a pop vocalist along the lines of Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra, but in time he found a more unique niche by delving headfirst to the Library of Congress’s archive of folk song recordings and analyzing West Indian music. What emerged was a exceptionally unique (and unprecedented) mix of pop, jazz and traditional Caribbean rhythms.
Belafonte later opened at the Village Vanguard with accompaniment by Millard Thomas, afterward debuted cinematically with Bright Road (1953) and followed it up with Otto Preminger’s Carmen Jones, co starring, in each, using the ravishing (and ill-fated) Dorothy Dandridge. In 1954, Belafonte won a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway revue John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. His broadest success to date, however, lay two years in the future. In 1985 he won granted an Emmy for beginning the all-star We Are the World video.
Belafonte is maybe famous for singing the “Banana Boat Song”, with its signature lyric “Day-O.” Throughout his career, he’s been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes, and was a outspoken critic of the policies of the George W. Bush Government. Alongside his recording and cinematic work, Belafonte has accumulated heaps of awards and honours bestowed upon him by various social-service and political organizations. Harry Belafonte is the father of actress/singer Shari Belafonte. Salary: Carmen Jones (1954) $1,800/week