HENRY Louis Gates Jr. is famously known as an American literary critic, professor, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual.
Over the years, he has held a number of positions and has racked up an extensive net worth in the process.
What is Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s net worth?
As of February 2022, Gates, 71, serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and as the Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
He has an estimated net worth of $1million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
This number comes from not only his jobs but also from his books and film career.
Gates is responsible for co-authoring 20 books as well as creating 14 documentaries.
Prior to his successful career, he graduated from Yale University and earned his Ph.D. from Clare College, Cambridge.
He also reportedly has 55 honorary degrees and is an Emmy Award winner.
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Is Henry Louis Gates Jr. married?
Gates has walked down the aisle twice within his life.
He first married Sharon Lynn Adams in 1979 and welcomed two children prior to their 1999 divorce.
The former couple’s children include daughters Liza and Maggie Gates.
Following their divorce, Gates then remarried historian Dr. Marial Iglesias Utset.
Utset obtained her Ph.D. in Historical Sciences at the University of Havana and later served as the Professor of Philosophy and History at the University of Havana for 25 years.
What documentaries has Henry Louis created?
Gates’ documentaries include:
- Let the Church Say, Amen (2002)
- African American LIves (2006-2008)
- Looking for Lincoln (2009)
- Black in Latin America (2011)
- The African Americans: Many Rives to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)
- Africa’s Great Civilization (2017)
- Finding Your Roots ith Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012-2017)
- Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings (2017-2018)
- Who Killed Malcom X? (2019)
- Black History in Two Minutes (or so) (2019-2020)
- Civil Way (or, Who Do We Think We Are) (2021)
- Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches (2022)
Over the years he has also worked on the TV documentaries Independent Lens and Frontline.
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