The Oscar Award winner, Sidney Poitier for the movie 'Lilies of the Field' has gathered a huge net worth of $25 million. He has earned it from his varied career as an actor, director, and producer.
Some of his most famous and successful movies are In the Heat of the Night as Virgil Tibbs, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner as John Prentice, The Defiant Ones as Noah Cullen, and A Piece of the Action as Manny Durrell.
Poitier has acted in various movies throughout his career but among them, his highest-grossed movie is 'The Jackal' where he has played the character of Preston in 1997.
The movie was made alongside Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Diane Venora, Mathilda May, and so on. It was made on a budget of $60 million while made a profit of $159 million from its worldwide collections.
Likewise, his movie 'Sneakers' is the second highest-grossing movie where he has portrayed the character of Crease in 1992. The movie was made alongside Jo Marr, Gary Hershberger, Robert Redford, and others on the budget of $35 million but made $105 million worldwide.
Tommy Tyler from 'Edge of the City' started his acting career since 1947, for over five decades. He has acted in more than fifty movies, television series, mini-series, and TV movies throughout his career. Some of his most earning movies are 'To Sir, with Love', 'The Greatest Story Ever Told', 'They Call Me Mister Tibbs!', 'Stir Crazy', and so on.
Poitier was involved in the film industry till 2001, as his last movie was 'The Last Brickmaker in America' as Henry Cobb when he was 74 years. Since then he took retirement and hasn't appeared in any movies or series.
The 'Little Nikita' actor is the director of nine movies 'Ghost Dad', 'Uptown Saturday Night', 'A Piece of the Action', 'Hanky Panky', 'Let's Do It Again', and others which have also increased his worth.
He is an executive producer of 'Free of Eden', 'Brother John', and the producer of 'Summer Knowledge' and 'Buck and the Preacher'. Poitier is also the writer of 'For Love of Ivy'.
Poitier was a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company where he served for over eight years from 1995 to 2003. On average the salary of a director in Walt Disney Company is $168,776 which can also range from $93,571 - $214,276 based upon the reports provided by the employee on their statistical methods.
The director of 'Hanky Panky' has recorded an album titled 'Poitier Meets Plato' with the composer Fred Katz. He also has performed 'Chitty Chitty Bang' in The 41st Annual Academy Awards.
Likewise, Poitier has earned his wealth from performing "Amen" in 'Lilies of the Field', "They Pass By Singin'", "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" in 'Porgy and Bess', "Long Gone" in 'The Defiant Ones', and "Blow the Man Down" in 'Band of Angels'.
Poitier was paid a total of $400,000 from the movie 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'. Similarly, he received $75,000 from the movie 'Porgy and Bess' as Porgy in 1959. and $3,000 'No Way Out' as Dr. Luther Brooks in 1950.
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