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$12 Million Net Worth of Cicely Tyson - How Did She Make Such Huge Money?

aisha Published On Wed Apr 29 2020   Modified On Wed Apr 29 2020
$12 Million Net Worth of Cicely Tyson - How Did She Make Such Huge Money?

The Oscar Nominated actress, Cicely Tysonfor Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Sounder' (1972) has earned a whopping net worth of $12 million. She has earned her wealth from her successful career as an actress and former fashion model.

Tyson has played various character in her career but among them her highest-grossed movie is 'The Help' (2011) whee she has played the character of Constantine Jefferson. The movie was made on a budget of $25 million while made $216.6 million from its worldwide collections.

Earning As Actress

Constantine Jefferson from 'The Help' has accumulated her worth from acting in more than ninety movies, televisions series, TV movies, and mini-series. 

Tyson has been in the glamorous field since 1951 for which is for over seven decades. Some of the movies she is well-recognized for are 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' as Jane Pittman, 'Because of Winn-Dixie' as Gloria, 'Bustin' Loose' as Vivian Perry, and 'Idlewild' as Mother Hopkins.

Cicely Tyson Gloria in 'Because of Winn-Dixie'.
Cicely Tyson Gloria in 'Because of Winn-Dixie'.
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Earning From TV series

Tyson is Likewise, she has earned some amount of money from her television series as she has appeared in 68 series. Some of the best television series she has played is 'How to Get Away with Murder' as Ophelia Harkness from 2015-2020, 'Sweet Justice' as Carrie Grace Battle from 1994-1995, 'East Side/West Side' as Jane Foster from 1963-1964, 

Cicely Tyson in the television series 'How to Get Away with Murder'.
Cicely Tyson in the television series 'How to Get Away with Murder'.
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Stage Performance

Sipsey from 'Fried Green Tomatoes' has done fifteen stage performance for over 58 years from 1957 to 2015. Her first stage role was in 'Dark of the Moon' in 1957, and a theater artist receives a paycheck of $1,145. 

Tyson also has performed Broadway play in 'The Trip to Bountiful' which was her first Broadway play in 2013. Broadway actors command a higher salary than others as they got paid $2,034.00 per week.

Cicely Tyson in the Broadway play 'The Trip to Bountiful'.
Cicely Tyson in the Broadway play 'The Trip to Bountiful'.
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Modeling Career

Cicely Tysonfor was first discovered by Ebony magazine from where she became a popular and successful fashion model. She started her modeling career at the age of 18, where she left her house and typing job for it and joined The Grace Del Marco Agency. The agency is historically known as the first black modeling agency and used to earn $65 per hour. 

Cicely Tysonfor modelling back in her days.
Cicely Tyson modelling back in her days.
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Done Commercials For ColorTark and National Coffee Association

'The River Niger' actress has appeared in a commercial for RCA ColorTrak in 1977, where ColorTark was a trademark used on several RCA color televisions used in the 70s. Then in 1984, she appeared in the National Coffee Association Commercial.

Charity Work

Cicely Tysonfor supports five charities and foundation and has received various honor awards from them. Some of the charities and foundations she supports are Artists for a New South Africa, Clinton Global Initiative, and Midnight Mission. Tyson is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a non-profit organization that was founded by college-educated women that helps to target the African American community.

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