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Clarence Avant’s House and Net Worth 2022; Who are his Wife & Daughter?

Clarence Avant’s House and Net Worth 2022; Who are his Wife & Daughter?

Facts of Clarence Avant

Full Name: Clarence Avant
Birth Date: February 25, 1931
Age: 92 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Filmmaker
Country: United States
Horoscope: Pisces
WifeJacqueline Avant
MarriedJacqueline Avant (1967)
Net Worth$50 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Birth PlaceClimax, North Carolina
EducationDudley High School
MotherGertrude Avant
SiblingsAnn, Brenda, Weldon, William, Harold, Paula A. Avant and Linda Woods
KidsNicole Avant, Alexander Devore Avant
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Clarence Avant is an American music official, business person, as well as a filmmaker. He is well known as the “Godfather of Black Music”.

Early Life of Clarence Avant

Avant was born Clarence Alexander Avant on February 25, 1931, in Climax, North Carolina, the U.S. Currently, he is 88 years old and his sun sign is Pisces. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American ethnicity.

He was one of the eight children of Gertrude Avant. Avant has seven siblings including four brothers and three sisters: Ann, Brenda, Weldon, William, Harold, Paula A. Avant, and Linda Woods

Is Clarence Avant Married?

Clarence married Jacqueline Alberta Gray. Alberta Gray is the former president of the Neighbours of Watts in 1975. Additionally, she also serves on the Directorate of the International Student Center at UCLA in 1967.

The couple dated a few times before they shared their wedding vows in 1967. After savoring the married life for a year, the duo was blessed with their first child, Nicole Avant on 6 March 1968.

Likewise, they also share their son, Alexander Dubois Avant on 3 August 1971. Furthermore, his daughter, Nicole served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas from 2009–2011. She married her husband, Ted Sarandos, a Netflix chief content officer. 

Clarence Avant with his wife, Jacqueline Alberta Gray
Caption: Clarence Avant with his wife, Jacqueline Alberta Gray

Clarence maintains a smooth relationship with his family and savors over fifty-two years of married life with his wife, Jacqueline. However, he discharged a lot of his material under false characters to sidestep his agreement. While Searching for Sugar Man discharged, Rodriguez found that his collection Cold Fact had sold more than 500,000 duplicates in the colorful country.

In addition, the vast majority of the tracks were discharged under the name of an anecdotal sibling, Jesus Rodriguez. Avant just swapped names and discharged the tracks under his own name rather than Rodriguez’s.

Later on, after the confirmation became known, Rodriguez sued Avant for the sovereignties he was unfairly denied for more than three decades.

How much is Clarence Avant’s Net Worth and Salary?

Currently, Clarence has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He accumulated from his long-term career in music as well as the film industry. He garners his net worth from his professional career as a music executive and film producer.

Besides this, he worked for Venture Records and brokered the first venture between an African-American artist. Along with that, Clarence operated his record label Sussex Records, Inc. from 1969 to 1975.

Presently, he lives in a house that is likely worth $7-10 million.

Music and Films

Avant later oversaw R&B artist Little Willie John and other singers like Sarah Vaughan, Kim Weston, Luiz Bonfa, Pat Thomas, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, etc with whom Avant partnered within the Wilson Organization, Creed Taylor, Jimmy Smith, and Argentine musician arranger, Lalo Schifrin.

Avant joined Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc. on November 7, 1962, in New York, that month that Smith turned into a customer of Associated Booking, and initially had workplaces at 850 Seventh Avenue. Likewise, Schifrin and Smith worked together to make The Cat that released on April 27, 1964.

Avant opened a West Coast office in September 1964 to suit the developing movie soundtrack assignments offered to his customers.

Clarence Avant, Filmmaker
Caption: Clarence Avant, Filmmaker

After Venture Records Inc. collapsed, Avant, stayed in Los Angeles and established Sussex Records on December 18, 1969, and the organization left the business in June 1975, with the IRS seizing and selling all benefits on account of $48,000 in government charge liens.

Later on, Avant purchased the main African-American claimed FM radio station in metropolitan Los Angeles on March 3, 1973, under Avant Garde Broadcasting, Inc. which was established on August 6, 1971.


Alongside Quincy Jones, he got the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Morehouse College granted a privileged doctorate for him in 2003 and got the Living Legends Foundation Award in 2007.

In addition, the NAACP Hall of Fame drafted Avant in 2010. He has turned out to be known as the “Godfather” in the music business due to his eagerness to help newcomers in the business.

The National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences granted him the Trustees Award on February 10, 2008. Likewise, on October 7, 2016, Avant got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his commitments in the chronicle business.


He began in the music business in the 1950s as a supervisor of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey. Furthermore, he worked there possessed by promoter Teddy Powell. In New Jersey, Avant filled in as a stock representative at Macy’s and for a law catalog.