Kirk Douglas Early Life
Early Life: Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He was the son of Byrna “Bertha” (1884-1958) and Herschel “Harry” Danielovitch (1884-1950). His parents were Jewish immigrants from a part of the Russian Empire that today is Belarus. The family spoke Yiddish at home. His father’s brother immigrated earlier than Kirk’s family and used the surname Demsky, which his parents also adopted. He grew up Izzy Demsky. He legally changed his name to Kirk Douglas before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Kirk Douglas Net Worth
Kirk Douglas net worth: Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, author and philanthropist who had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death. Kirk Douglas was the father of actor/producer Michael Douglas. Kirk’s fortune would have been much higher, but about a decade before his death he chose to give away tens of millions of dollars through The Douglas Foundation. In the last few years of his life alone, Kirk’s foundation gave away $50 million to support various charities like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. They also gave an estimated $40 million to Harry’s Haven, an Alzheimer’s facility in the LA suburbs. That includes $15 million that he gave Harry’s Haven on his own 99th birthday to establish the Kirk Douglass Care Pavilion.
Net Worth Stats and More
How much is Kirk Douglas worth? Below is all Kirk Douglas' wealth stats, including net worth, salary, and more!
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth||N/A||Gender||Male|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Author, Businessperson, Film director, Film Producer, Soldier|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Favorite Quotes from Kirk Douglas
Why does Kirk Douglas have a net worth of $60 Million? Maybe these quotes can shine some light on the situation:
I guess I was a bad boy… Yes, yes, I’ve had lots of women in my life.Kirk Douglas
When I first came to Hollywood, the blacklist was just starting, and they were having hearings in Washington. What most people don’t know is the judge of these hearings himself was later convicted of misappropriation. ‘Spartacus’ helped break the blacklist, because Spartacus was a real character.Kirk Douglas
God bless Dad, he came to every one of my shows. I was bad, and I had horrible stage fright. My dad was so relieved – he’d say, ‘You were terrible; this kid is not going to be an actor.’ Finally, I did a play and he said, ‘Son – you were really good.’Kirk Douglas
When you become a star, you don’t change – everyone else does.Kirk Douglas
I didn’t start out to be a movie star. I started out to be an actor.Kirk Douglas