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Frank McCourt Net Worth

Frank McCourt Net Worth is
$1.2 Billion

Frank McCourt Biography

Born Francis McCourt on the 19th August 1930 in Brooklyn, New York USA, he was a writer and teacher, best known to the world for his book “Angela`s Ashes” (1996). He passed away in July 2009..

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank McCourt was at the time of his death? Although his net worth has never been specifically accounted, his creations made him a millionaire, and also his teaching career added considerably to his wealth.

Frank McCourt $1.2 Billion Net Worth

Frank was the oldest of five children born to Irish parents; his father Malachy McCourt, was a part of the Irish Republican Army and Angela Sheehan. He spent his early childhood in New York, however, his family moved to Ireland, as the great depression started to take its toll. His financial status worsened as his father gave way to alcoholism; the whole family slept in one bed, and little by little, the health of his brothers got worse, and they died at a young age; Frank himself had a typhoid fever when he was 11. While in Ireland, his mother gave birth to two more boys, however, his father left the family, and also one of his brothers. After his education abruptly ended at 13 years of age, expelled by the Irish Christian Brothers, Frank became responsible for the family, and in order to support them Frank worked several jobs, but in the end he had to steal bread and milk.

When he turned 19, Frank moved back to New York, as he saved some money, but confessed to stealing the 55 Pounds he needed for the trip from a female moneylender after her death.

In New York Frank found a job in hotel, as he befriended a priest during his trip, who then got him hired in a hotel, which also gave him a room. Frank earned around $26 per week, and sent his mother almost a half of his earnings.

During the Korean War, Frank joined the Army, but was sent to Bavaria where he worked as dog trainer, and later as clerk. Upon returning, he enrolled at New York University, using the G.I.Bill education, which provided leverages to War veterans. He was admitted to the University, but on probation, with condition that his grades are at least B. He graduated with a BA degree in English in 1957, and 10 years later he obtained his MA at Brooklyn College. Soon after he graduated Frank found engagement as a teacher at McKee Vocational and Technical High School. He subsequently switched five more schools in New York, including New York City College of Technology, Stuyvesant High School, High School of Fashion Industries, and others, which only increased his net worth.

Frank came to prominence in the second half of the 1990s, releasing an autobiographical book “Angela`s Ashes”, depicting his childhood and all the struggles his family had been through. The book became an instant bestseller, which increased his net worth by a large margin. Encouraged by the success of the book, Frank continued with his writing, and three years later published the sequel – “’Tis” – continuing the story of his life, and in 2005 he published his third book “Teacher Man”, which speaks about his life and experience as a teacher.
To speak further of his accomplishments as a teacher, Frank wrote the book, which was used for the musical “The Irish… and How They Got That Way” in 1997.

For his book “Angela`s Ashes”, Frank won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1996, and in 1997 as well, making it as a hallmark of his career.

Regarding his personal life, Frank was married three times, firstly to Alberta Small(1961-79) – the couple had a daughter. His second wife was Cheryl Floyd, from 1984 until 1985, and his third marriage was to Ellen Frey in 1994; the couple was together until his death. Frank died from melanoma on19th July 2009, in Manhattan, New York just months after he was diagnosed with the incurable disease.

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Quick Facts

Full NameFrank McCourt
Net Worth$1.2 Billion
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1930
DiedJuly 19, 2009
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionTeacher
EducationBrooklyn College, New York University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseEllen Frey McCourt (m. 1994–2009), Cheryl Ford (m. 1984–1985), Alberta Small (m. 1961–1979)
ChildrenMargaret McCourt
ParentsAngela Sheehan, Malachy McCourt
SiblingsMalachy McCourt, Alphie McCourt, Michael McCourt, Margaret McCourt, Eugene McCourt, Oliver McCourt
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourt
AwardsPulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year, National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography
MoviesAngela's Ashes, Joyce to the World


Interesting Facts

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1In "'Tis" (the sequel to "Angela's Ashes"), he talks about having known his first wife Alberta "Mike" Small before their marriage. In contrast to his dirt-poor childhood, she had a patrician upbringing. He also recalls having worked a menial job in a hotel at the time that the Korean War broke out. He enlisted in the United States Army and went through training but never got sent to the war.
2Did not start writing until he was retired in his sixties.
3Lived in the Gramercy section of Manhattan in New York City.
4Was a New York public school teacher for over 30 years.
5Born on Classon Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
61957 graduate of New York University, having earned a Bachelor's degree in English education.
7Survived by his wife, Ellen Frey McCourt; his brothers, Malachy, Alphie, and Mike; his daughter Maggie McCourt; and his three grandchildren, Chiara, Frank, and Jack.
8Earned a Master's degree in English from Brooklyn College in 1967.
9Nearly died of typhoid fever at the age of 10.
10Three of his six siblings died of diseases that were aggravated by their malnutrition.
11His family left the United States for Ireland in 1934, but he returned to the U.S. when he was 19.
12Biography-bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 138, pp. 316-319. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
13Daughter, Maggie, with first wife. Grandaughter Chiara.
14Older brother of Malachy McCourt.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998Audience AwardArizona International Film FestivalMost Popular Irish FilmThe McCourts of Limerick (1998)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela's Ashes1999book

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautiful Kid2003VideoMr. Lennihan

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial2008Short
Historic Pubs of Dublin2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Home2006/IIIDocumentaryHimself
King Leopold's Ghost2006Documentary
Charlie Rose1997-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breakfast with the Arts2006TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
Kelly2005TV SeriesHimself
Tubridy Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Politics2005TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself
Today2005TV SeriesHimself
Joyce to the World2004Video documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Author (segment "Who Is Catherine Reynolds?") / Himself - Author, Angela's Ashes (segment "Frank McCourt")
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
Bestseller2000TV SeriesHimself - Author
Dennis Miller Live2000TV SeriesHimself
Cosby2000TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
American Experience1999TV Series documentary
New York: A Documentary Film1999TV Series documentary
The McCourts of New York1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The McCourts of Limerick1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Author (segment "Who Is Catherine Reynolds?") / Himself - Author, Angela's Ashes (segment "Frank McCourt")
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