Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Celebrated Name: Harry Belafonte
Real Name/Full Name: Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 97 years old
Birth Date: March 1, 1927
Birth Place: Harlem, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 6’
Weight: 73 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Pamela Frank
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes, four including Shari
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes (Pamela Frank)
Is Harry Belafonte Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, songwriter
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $30 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Harry Belafonte is an American-Jamaican singer, songwriter, actor, and activist. He is one of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in the history of music. He has also been dubbed as the “king of Calypso” as he popularised the Caribbean music style with an international audience in the 1950s. He is also an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, which happened in the 1950s and 1960s, and he was a confidant of Martin Luther King Jr.

Maybe you know about Harry Belafonte 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 Harry Belafonte’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

Harry was born on March 1, 1927, in Harlem in New York. His original name was Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. He is the son of Melvine, who was a housekeeper and Harold George Bellanfanti Sr. His father was a chef. His mother was born in Jamaican, and his mother was Scottish white, and his father was black. He described his grandfather as a white Dutch Jew.

He attended George Washington High school, and after that, he joined the Navy and served during World War II. In the 1940s, he was also serving as the janitor’s assistant in NYC. He fell in love with theatre when he saw the American Negro Theatre. Later he met Sidney Poitier. At the end of the 1940s, he started taking the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York.

Personal Life

Belafonte was married to Marguerite Bred from 1948 to 1957, and they have two daughters, Adrienne and Shari. In the middle of their married, he had an affair with actress Joan Collins during the filming of Island in the Sun.

Later on March 8, 1957, he married his second wife, Julie Robinson, who was a former dancer with the Katherine Dunham Company, and she was a Jewish descent. They had two children David and Gina. David is an Emmy winning and Grammy-nominated music producer, and also, the family held company director of Belafonte Enterprises. After 47 years of marriage, they got divorced, and in April 2008, Belafonte married a photographer named Pamela Frank.

Belafonte has five children.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 1 1927, Harry Belafonte is 97 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 6’ tall, and his weight is 73 kg.


Belafonte started his music career as a club singer in New York so that he could pay for his acting classes. The first time he played in the audience, he was partnered with the Charlie Parker band. Initially, he was a pop singer, but later, he developed his keen interested in folk music and learned majorly through American folk songs archives. With his guitarist friend, he soon made his debut at the jazz club The Village Vanguard. Belafonte’s first widely released single was Calypso, and it went on to become his “signature” song.

Talking of his acting career, he has starred in several movies, and his first film role was in Bright Road (1953), in which his partner was Dorothy Dandridge. They later starred in Otto Preminger’s hit musical Carmen Jones in 1954. He has also starred as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US in the TV drama Swing Vote in 1999. In 2006 he appeared in Bobby. In 2018 he appeared in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman as an older person.

In 1985 he helped in organizing the Grammy Award-winning song “We Are the World.” It was the multi-artist effort, so raise some funds for Africa.

Awards & Achievements

Harry has received many awards in his lifetime. He has received Kennedy Centre Honors in 1989, the National Medal of Arts in 1994, and he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In 2014 he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the Governor’s Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Harry Belafonte in 2024

Harry Belafonte Net Worth
Harry Belafonte Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Harry Belafonte is expected to be around $30 million as of April 2024, which he has earned from most of his songs and movies. He also does many concerts, and due to this, he has many loyalty earnings too. Harry has been spending his money wisely, and this is the reason he has been able to manage his net worth. His contribution to the cinema is priceless, and a specific sum of money cannot judge it. Currently, he lives in New York, and he is famous as “The King of the Calypso.”

Harry Belafonte is an inspiration for many Hispanic men, and his contributions have been significant to our industry. He is getting old, but we wish to see more of him, and we wish that he would live more to see more of this world.


  1. Dear Mr. Belafonte……starting with my 8th grade year when I first heard your songs, I fell in love with you. My mother found it amusing and actually took me to see one of your concerts in Portland, Oregon…near where I lived. The only tickets available left to buy were in the “nose-bleed” section in row ZZ as I remember. At the end of the concert, I left my seat and without missing a note of your last song, I was the first fan to get to the stage door. (I was always sure that somehow I had flown). When you came to greet your fans I was close to fainting I’m sure. You so very gently picked up my hand and kissed it. I was forevermore “yours”! I am now (2022) 80 years old and remember it like yesterday. Thank you for the dreams and memories you have given everyone that has listened to you.

  2. to a very special person who was not only talented but very kind and giving person who helped a lot of people you will be missed


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