What was Melvin Van Peebles’ Net Worth at Death (2021)?

Melvin Van Peebles Net Worth

Hos much is Melvin Van Peebles worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $3 million.

Melvin Van Peebles – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $3 million
Date of birth: August 21, 1932 – September 21, 2021 (89 years old)
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Composer, Film Director, Film Editor, Film Producer, Film Score Composer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Television Director
Nationality: American

Biography – A Short Wiki

Melvin Van Peebles was an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, composer, and novelist who had a net worth of $3 million dollars at the time of his death. Melvin was perhaps best known for creating the film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.


“The key to empowerment is no more complicated than what Jesse Jackson said, ‘We are somebody.’ But the ‘We are somebody’ I would like to be in the larger sense: not just the urban African-American but homo sapiens in general – We are somebody.”

— Melvin Van Peebles

“I’m not a normal director. You can’t look at me that way. What’s kept me alive is my technical skill at doing other things.”

— Melvin Van Peebles

“One day, I was sitting in a movie theater, and I said, ‘What the hell? I can do better than that.'”

— Melvin Van Peebles

“Before I made ‘Sweetback,’ I had a three-picture deal with Columbia and enough juice, if I was real clever with it, to proclaim that I wanted to do an independent film.”

— Melvin Van Peebles

“The studios didn’t really take independent films seriously, till ‘Sweetback’ was such a financial success.”

— Melvin Van Peebles