Clarence Avant
Clarence Avant
Celebrated Name: Clarence Avant
Real Name/Full Name: Clarence Alexander Avant
Gender: Male
Age: 93 years old
Birth Date: 25 February 1931
Birth Place: Climax, North Carolina, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.72m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jacqueline “Jackie” Alberta Gray (m.1967)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Nicole Avant and Alexander Du Bois Avant)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Clarance Avant Gay?: No
Profession: Music Executive, Entrepreneur, Film producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $55 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Clarence Avant, also known as the black godfather, is a longtime American music executive and film producer. Starting his career at a young age, he made the breakthrough in his career after he brokered the first venture between an African-American artist. Clarence’s career ranges from his history of work as a manager of jazz artists in the 1950s to producing black-oriented films.

Maybe you know about Clarence Avant very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Clarence Avant’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Clarence Alexander Avant was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 25, 1931. He was the oldest of eight children. He attended a very small school in Greensboro until his ninth grade. He spent his freshman and second years of high school at Dudley High School before moving to New Jersey in 1947when he was a teenager. In New Jersey, Avant worked as a stock clerk at Macy’s. He began his career in the music business in the 1950s as a manager of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey, owned by promoter Teddy Powell.

Personal Life

Avant married Jacqueline “Jackie” Alberta Gray in 1967. They had given birth to two children, former United States Ambassador to the Bahamas Nicole Avant (born March 6, 1968) and Alexander Du Bois Avant (born August 3, 1971). In 1974, Jackie Avant served as president of the Neighbors of Watts, the support group for the South Central Community Child Care Center, entertainment chairman of the NOW benefit auction and dinner dance, and as chairman of NOW membership in 1974.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 25 February 1931, Clarence Avant is 93years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.72 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


He started in the business in the 1950s as the manager of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey. Avant filled in as a stock representative at Macy’s and for a law catalog, the incident which took place in New Jersey.

Later, Avant joined Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc. in November 1962, in New York, the month that Smith turned into a customer of Associated Booking, and initially had workplaces at 850 Seventh Avenue.

Schifrin and Smith both worked together to make The Cat that released on April 27, 1964. Avant opened a West Coast office in mid-1964 to suit the developing movie soundtrack assignments offered to his customers.

Amid his time in New York, Avant filled in as a council, board part, and an official of the National Association of Radio Announcers (NARA) and furthermore as a specialist to PlayTape, a two-track tape cartridge framework created by Frank Stanton. On September 27, 1966, Avant joined Sussex Productions, Inc. in New York, an autonomous record creation firm with specialists Four Hi’s, Johnny Nash, Terry Bryant, Billy Woods, and the Judge and the Jury.

Avant purchased the main African-American claimed FM radio station in metropolitan Los Angeles on March 3, 1973, which was established on August 6, 1971.

In September of 1973, Paramount Pictures got separation from “Spare the Children,” with Avant filling in a creator.

Awards & Achievements

In 1997, Avant, along with Quincy Jones, got the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. Morehouse College granted him a privileged doctorate in 2003 and got the Living Legends Foundation Award in 2007.

NAACP Hall of Fame drafted Avant in 2010. He has turned out to be known as the “Black Godfather” in the music business due to his eagerness to help newcomers in the business.

The National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences granted him the Trustees Award in February 2008. Likewise, in October 2016, Avant got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his commitments in the chronicle business.

Net Worth & Salary of Clarance Avant in 2024

Clarence Avant Net Worth
Clarence Avant Net Worth

As of July 2024, Clarence Avant has a net worth of $55 million. When he first moved to LA, he lived in a mostly-black area called Baldwin Hills. When Venture Records founder visited him in Los Angeles, he forced him to move to Beverly Hills to be more in the center of the entertainment world.

Clarence could not afford a house in Beverly Hills at the time, so Glaser lent him the down payment. When Glaser died in 1969, Clarence learned that the debt was forgiven. He still lives in the house to this day, and it is likely worth $7-10 million on its own.

Avant does not look like a mogul, a visionary, a Svengali of the music industry, but then reality always has a way of confounding our presumptions and assumptions. You may not believe half the stories he tells, but he is so convincing, ’til you got to raise your mug and say, “I’ll drink to that.”

Like Ralph Ellison’s fable little man whom he envisioned in a train station, the company apparatchik who kept the depot doing all the necessary functions so that as the trains went in and out, everything ran smoothly, including shipping out what had to be sent around the world, and receiving passengers and parcels from whencesoever they were from.


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