What was Kirk Douglas’ net worth at his time of death?, Kirk Douglas’ net worth is estimated at $60 million per Celebrity Net Worth, although the exact figure might be difficult to ascertain given his penchant for charity. Douglas told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that his net worth was $80 million, a large figure that inspired him to give back. Wife Anne recalled his shocked reaction to the money they had accrued in a trust set up during the ’60s, sharing, “He said, ‘I want to give it away.'” The Hollywood legend did exactly that, giving away $50 million to be distributed through the Douglas Foundation, which aims to “help those who cannot otherwise help themselves.” Some of the beneficiaries include “St. Lawrence University, where they fund a scholarship for minority and underprivileged students; Westwood’s Sinai Temple, which houses the Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center; Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, a dilapidated movie theater restored as a live performance venue; and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” per THR.
Perhaps Douglas’ generosity was inspired by his financial struggles as a child, which he described to Marc Myers at The Wall Street Journal, “My mother worked hard to feed and clothe us. There wasn’t much money. She took care of the house with no hot running water, washing machine or decent stove.”
In the end, Douglas was as heroic Spartacus, admirably giving back his fortune to those in need. The Nicki Swift family sends their thoughts to the actor’s loved ones during this tough time.