The Bold Beauty Gabourey Sidibe Net Worth and Wealth in 2022

As someone who just started her career only in 2009, Gabourey Sidibe net worth is considered quite astonishing.

The star of the 2009 film Precious got a very good reception from the public since her debut, as proved by her hefty wealth and many awards.

Do you want to know how much Gabourey Sidibe net worth is as of today? Read on to find more stories on the 39-years-old-artist’s career journey.

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Stage Name Gabby Sidibe, Gabourey Sidibe
Legal Name Gabourey Sidibe
Date of Birth May 6, 1983
Gender Female
Height 5′ 4″ (1.65 m)
Net worth $6 Million
Salary / earning / income per year $500,000
Profession Actress

Who is Gabourey Sidibe? (Biography)

Before we discussed Gabourey Sidibe net worth further, let’s first get to know her basic profile.

Legal Name & stage name

The owner of the name Gabourey Sidibe is also known as Gabbie Sidibe by her fans and friends.

Date of Birth

Gabourey Sidibe’s birthday is on May 6. She was born in 1983 in Brooklyn, New York.

Gender & Height

The female actress is 5′ 4″ (1.65 m).


Gabourey Sidibe is an American.

What is Gabourey Sidibe Best Known for?

Gabourey Sidibe net worth and fame are generated from her best-known work as an actress. She had appeared in a major role in the film Precious, Tower Heist, Grimsby, and the latest in Antebellum. She also starred in the popular TV shows American Horror Story from 2010 to 2014 and the musical drama Empire from 2015 to 2020.

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Early life of Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe was born and raised in New York City. Her mother gave birth to her in Bedford-Stuyvesant and then Gabourey Sidibe spent most of her childhood living with her aunt in Harlem. Her mother, American R&B and gospel singer Alice Tan Ridley is married to Ibnou Sidibe, a cab driver from Senegal.


Gabourey Sidibey enrolled in Borough of Manhattan Comunity College and holds an associate degree from the school. She also once attended City College of New York and Mercy College, although she did not graduate from both.

Personal life (family, spouse, kids)

Besides having an entertainer mother, Gaborey Sidibe’s aunt is Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a prominent feminist, child-welfare advocate, African-American activist, entrepreneur, and author.

After getting engaged in 2020, Gabourey Sidibe is now married to a talent manager named Brandon Frankel. They met in 2019 on an exclusive dating app called Raya.

Gabourey Sidibe’s Career

Within a short period of time, Gabourey Sidibe net worth has increased exponentially due to her talent and performances in many of her films. Here are a few career highlights of Gaborey Sidibe.

Gabourey Sidibe acting career

Gabourey Sidibe didn’t really pursue a career in acting from the get-go. She initially worked as a receptionist at The Fresh Air Fund before she decided to give acting a try.

Gabourey Sidibe acting career kick-started after she played the role of Claireece Jones, better known as Precious, a 16-years-old teenager who happened to mother two children after her being raped by her father.

Gabourey Sidibe movies

Gabourey Sidibe net worth has been rapidly raising due to the popularity of her movies. Starting from Precious in 2009, in her next film, she played a bully in Yelling to the Sky against Zoe Kravitz. She then continue to appear in Tower Heist and Seven Psychopaths in 2011 and 2012. her latest movie credit role is in 2020’s Antebellum as Dawn. She lately appeared more on television shows rather than in movies.

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Awards and nominations

Besides contributing so much to Gabourey Sidibe net worth, the movie Precious also contributed greatly to her list of awards and nominations. For her portrayal of Precious, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama by Golden Globe and also a nomination in the Academy Awards’ Best Actress category.

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Gabourey Sidibe Net worth

As of 2022, Gabourey Sidibe’s net worth is estimated to reach $6 million. Besides acting, are there any other sources of Gabourey Sidibe’s wealth and fortune?

Gabourey Sidibe net worth from Businesses

Although his aunt herself is a successful African-American entrepreneur, the details regarding Gabourey Sidibe’s business other than show business are still unknown.

Gabourey Sidibe net worth from Real estate (Mansion / house / home / apartment)

There a no resources that states her properties and real estate ownership as of now.

Gabourey Sidibe net worth from Sport cars / yacht / vehicles

Similar to her real estate information, there is no clear information that mentions her ownership and investment in luxury vehicles.

How much Gabourey Sidibe make per year? (Salary / Earning / Income)

It is estimated that Gabourey Sidibe received at least a $500,000 salary per year.

How does Gabourey Sidibe make money?

To sum up, Gabourey Sidibe’s wealth and fortune are accumulated from his contract as an actress. Additionally, she also published a book back in 2017.

Gabourey Sidibe husband net worth

Besides being known as Gabourey Sidibe’s husband, Brand Frankel is also known for his entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm in the fitness world. As a talent manager in Baron App In., which is also known as Cameo, Brandon Frankel’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated to reach $1 million. Cameo is an online platform that specialized to help celebrities host gatherings, events, and any other collaborations.

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What is Gabourey Sidibe Doing now?

Gabourey Sidibe is still actively building her career in the acting industry by appearing in movies and TV shows. Besides that, she is also on a personal project to shed a few pounds from her body, due to the type 2 diabetes diagnosis that she got a few years ago. Besides diabetes, she also suffered from depression, anxiety, social bullying, and body shaming.

In an effort to lose her weight, she had to go under laparoscopic bariatric surgery. So far, she has lost 150 lbs from initially 300 pounds. Other than surgery, Gaborey Sidibe also implied a healthy balanced diet in her life, by changing her eating habits and eating portions.

Among the tips that she shared to her followers on Instagram that helped her lose weight are: 1) Eat on regular basis, 2) Drink water before meals, 3) Remove junk food and soda entirely from the menu, and 4) Use a smaller plate when eating.