Harry Belafonte net worth

Harry Belafonte net worth

Net Worth: $28 Million

About Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte net worth

It has been estimated that the overall amount of Harry Belafonte net worth is as high as 28 million dollars. Harry Belafonte is a well known name in show business, where he is not only a singer and actor, but also a social activist. Harry Belafonte is known from a lot of movies and also because of his many records. In the entertainment industry, he is also sometimes referred to as “The King of the Calypso”.

Giving some background information about the entertainer, Harry Belafonte was born in Harlem, New York, in 1927. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. When he was 8 years old, Harry Belafonte moved back to Jamaica with his mother. When he was 13 years old, he moved again to New York. When he was in high school, he decided to stop attending it and instead he enrolled into the Navy. When his service there ended, Harry Belafonte started studying at the Actors Studio, where he was joined by Marlon Brando and Tony Curtis. He was also a member at the American Negro Theater. Initially he appeared in some theatrical plays and later he even established his own night club.

When he was 22 years old Harry Belafonte started his career as a singer.

He was interested into West Indian music. Eventually, his career as a singer added up a lot of revenues to the total sum of Harry Belafonte net worth, too. Harry Belafonte as a singer is known for blending a couple of music styles, such as Caribbean music, pop and jazz.

In 1953, he appeared as a cinema star in a production called “Bright Road”. Thus, cinema has also increased the overall sum of Harry Belafonte net worth. In 1954 he was awarded with the Tony Award because of his appearance in a Broadway production John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. In 1985, Harry Belafonte was the one who came up with the idea for the popular video of the song called “We Are the World”. He was awarded with an Emmy award for this work, too.

Harry Belafonte, as a singer, is probably mostly known for his hit called “Banana Boat Song”, where the phrase “Day-O” is repeated. In addition to his involvement into show business, Harry Belafonte is also known as a social activist. He has been supporting civil rights and other humanitarian causes for a long time already and this is also a cause for his fame.

Now you have an idea why Harry Belafonte net worth is this huge

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