Diahann Carroll Net Worth at Death – Salary, Income, Earnings

Diahann Carroll Net Worth

Diahann Carroll had an estimated net worth of $20 million at death. Diahann Carroll was an actress of stage, screen and TV known for her show ‘Julia’ and films such as ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.‘ She earned most of her income from her songs and movies. 

During her career, Diahann Carroll made a number of movies. In 1974, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Claudine. But Carroll didn’t become a real star until 1968, when she was cast as the main character in Julia. She was the first African-American woman to have her own TV show because of this role. She won the Golden Globe Award in 1968 and was nominated for an Emmy in 1969 for her role in Julia.

To calculate the net worth of Diahann Carroll, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Diahann Carroll
Net Worth: $20 Million
Monthly Salary: $150 Thousand
Annual Income: $3 Million per year
Source of Wealth: Singer, Actor, Voice Actor

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Early Life and Career

Actress and singer Carol Diahann Johnson was born on July 17, 1935, in The Bronx, New York. She attended Manhattan’s School of Performing Arts and worked as a nightclub singer and model before making her Broadway debut in The House of Flowers in 1954. That year, she also made her film debut alongside Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones.

Acting Career

Carroll made a number of films during her career and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1974 for her role in Claudine. She starred in No Strings (1962) and also appeared in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979). However, Carroll became a real celebrity when she starred in Julia in 1968. With this role, she became the first African American woman to star in her own television series. For Julia, she was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1969 and won the Golden Globe Award in 1968.

Carroll also became known for her role as jet-setter Dominique Deveraux in the series Dynasty in the 1980s. She received her third Emmy nomination in 1989 for her role in A Different World. More recently, Carroll has made recurring guest appearances on the hit series Grey’s Anatomy.

In 2013, she performed in the feature film Peeples, which marked her first big-screen appearance since portraying Elzora in 1997’s Eve’s Bayou.

On May 13, 2013, Carroll appeared on the esteemed PBS talkfest The Tavis Smiley Show. As she told Smiley, “I am very happy to be busy.” For her, acting is a “full-time job.” “I love it,” she said.

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Carroll passed away on October 4, 2019, in Los Angeles, California after a long battle against cancer.

Personal Life

Carroll was married four times. The first was to producer Monte Kay, with whom she had a daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford.

In 1973, Carroll shocked the media by marrying Fred Glusman, but weeks later she filed for divorce, accusing Glusman of physical abuse. In 1975, she married Robert DeLeon. Two years later she was widowed, DeLeon having been killed in a car accident. Her fourth and last marriage was with singer Vic Damone in 1987. The union, which according to Carroll was turbulent, ended with a separation in 1991.

Diahann Carroll Quotes

I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice.

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You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I’m learning.

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I hope that there are no persons that would want to think ill of me in any direction or any behavior.

Diahann Carroll


I have a line of clothing at J.C. Penney’s… and I’m lucky to be affiliated.

Diahann Carroll


I’ve spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in… my business, my career and the roller coaster ride… how the people I associated with worked together.

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