Clarence Avant Net Worth

Clarence Avant Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Clarence Avant net worth is
$10 Million

Clarence Avant Wiki Biography

Clarence Alexander Avant was born on 25 February 1931, in Climax, North Carolina USA, and is a film producer, entrepreneur, and music executive, best known for being called the “Godfather of Black Music”, responsible for creating joint ventures between African-American artists and major record labels. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Clarence Avant? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He has helped produce numerous projects, and worked with several major record labels. He founded Avant Garde Broadcasting and all of his achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Clarence Avant Net Worth $10 million

Clarence attended Dudley High School for two years and then moved to New Jersey in 1947, after which he worked as a stock clerk for Macy’s. In the 1950s, he found opportunity in the music industry when he became part of Teddy P’s Lounge as a manager. He was mentored by Joseph G. Joe Glaser who was the founder of the Associated Booking Corporation, and the Consolidated Booking Corporation. Later on, Clarence would start managing singers such as Tom Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Little Willie John, and also Lalo Schifrin and Jimmy Smith.

In 1967, Avant helped incorporate Venture Records Inc. which would lead to the first successful venture between an African-American artist and a major record company. The company was run by William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Avant had to move to Beverly Hills to work for the company, for two years until MGM Records shut the label down. Despite that, he earned a good salary and his net worth increased. He became an associate producer and started several stage projects, including in the same year founding Sussex Records in Los Angeles, and it would run for six years until shut down by the IRS. During the run of Sussex, they had artists such as Bill Withers and Dennis Coffey, but there was controversy that the company had ripped-off several artists by not paying royalties.

In 1971 Clarence founded Avant Garde Broadcasting, Inc. and would also buy an FM radio station in Los Angeles, the first owned by an African-American. The company, however, never really became profitable and was forced into bankruptcy in 1975. Afterwards, he continued with other projects such as working with Paramount Pictures for “Save the Children”. He was rewarded by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences the Trustees Award in 2008. In 2016, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame thanks to his contributions to the recording industry.

For his personal life, it is known that Avant married Jacqueline Alberta Gray in 1967 and they have a son and a daughter. Jacqueline served on the board of directors of the UCLA International Student Center, and was also the entertainment chairman of the NOW benefit auction and NOW membership.

Full NameClarence Avant
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1931
Place Of BirthClimax, North Carolina, United States
ProfessionProducer, Actor
SpouseJacqueline Avant
ChildrenNicole Avant, Alexander Devore Avant
ParentsGertrude Avant
SiblingsWilliam E. Avant, Weldon L. Avant, Paul A. Avant, Ann M. Avant, Harold L. Avant, Linda Woods, Brenda Avant
AwardsNAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award, The BET Honors Entrepreneur Award
MoviesJason's Lyric, Stalingrad
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 7, 2016.
2His daughter, Nicole Avant, became the 13th United States Ambassador to the Bahamas on October 22, 2009. She was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama on June 16, 2009, and September 13, 2009.
3His wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Avant, served as president of the Neighbors of Watts, a support group for the South Central Community Child Care Center (1974), entertainment chairperson of the NOW benefit auction and dinner dance, and chairperson of NOW membership (1975). She's also on the board of directors of the International Student Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Jason's Lyric1994executive producer
New Attitude1990TV Series producer - 1 episode
Livin' Large1989TV Movie co-producer
Heart and Soul1988TV Movie co-executive producer
Deliver Us from Evil1975executive producer
Save the Children1973Documentary executive producer


The Color Purple1985African Musician


Crackula Goes to Hollywood2015special thanks
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
Hollywood Shuffle1987thanks
Krush Groove1985thanks


The BET Honors2013TV MovieHimself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself
Searching for Sugar Man2012DocumentaryHimself - Former Chairman of Motown Records
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Still Bill2009DocumentaryHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2016Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn October 7, 2016. At 6363 Hollywood Blvd.
2010Hall of FameImage Awards

Known for movies

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