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.
Wealth Stats and More
What’s Kirk Douglas' net worth? How wealthy is he? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth||December 9, 1916 - February 5, 2020 (age 103 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Author, Businessperson, Film director, Film Producer, Soldier|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Net Worth of Kirk Douglas
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.
Kirk Douglas Quotes
How is it that Kirk Douglas has a net worth of $60 Million? These quotes by the actor may indicate the character traits that led to his financial situation:
You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.Kirk Douglas
My mother, we were a very poor family. When I was a kid, we would be in our little room, and there would be a knock on the door almost every night with a hobo begging for food. Even though we didn't even have enough to eat, my mother always found something to give them.Kirk Douglas
Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive.Kirk Douglas
All children are natural actors, and I'm still a kid. If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor.Kirk Douglas
I didn't start out to be a movie star. I started out to be an actor.Kirk Douglas