Sidney Poitier Net Worth is$65 Million
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Profession: Actor, Film Director, Musician

Date of Birth: Feb 20, 1927

Nicknames: Sidney L. Poitier

Height: 1.892 m

Ethnicity: African American

Country: United States of America

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author and diplomat with a net worth of $65 million. Sidney Poitier acquired that net worth as a celebrated actor and director, he was the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Poitier was born in Miami, Florida.
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE ( /'pw?:tje?/ or /'pw?:ti.e?/; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian American actor, film director, author, and diplomat.
In 1963, Poitier became the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field. The significance of this achievement was later bolstered in 1967 when he starred in three well-received films To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, making him the top box office star of that year. In all three films, issues revolve around the race of the characters Poitier portrays. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Poitier among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking 22nd on the list of 25.
Poitier has directed a number of popular movies such as A Piece of the Action; Uptown Saturday Night, and Let's Do It Again (with friend Bill Cosby), and Stir Crazy (starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder). In 2002, 38 years after receiving the Best Actor Award, Poitier was chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Honorary Award, designated "To Sidney Poitier in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being." Since 1997 he has been the Bahamian ambassador to Japan. On August 12, 2009, Sidney Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.
Sidney Poitier was born in Miami, in Coconut Grove, where his Bahamian parents, Evelyn (nee Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, traveled to sell tomatoes and other produce from their farm on Cat Island. His birth was two months premature and he was not expected to survive, but his parents remained three months in Miami to nurse him to health. Because of his birth in the U.S., he automatically gained U.S. citizenship. Poitier was raised in a Roman Catholic family. He grew up with his family on Cat Island, The Bahamas, then a British colony. At age 10, he moved to Nas

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