The Early Life of Kirk Douglas
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.
Kirk Douglas Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More
Kirk Douglas' net worth, salary and other interesting facts:
|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|
Inspirational Quotes by Kirk Douglas
These quotes by Kirk Douglas will hopefully inspire you and your net worth to greatness!
I guess I was a bad boy… Yes, yes, I’ve had lots of women in my life.Kirk Douglas
My four sons all knew I was a Jew, but they were allowed to be whatever they wanted to be. The only thing important to me was that they be good people who help other people, because all religion should try to make you a better person and a more caring person. Whenever religion does that for you, it’s a good religion.Kirk Douglas
Fame is as much about luck as it is about talent, perhaps more.Kirk Douglas
Acting is a youthful profession.Kirk Douglas
I didn’t think I was so tough until I did ‘Champion’; then I was a tough guy.Kirk Douglas