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Grace Hightower was born on 7 April 1955, in Kilmichael, Mississippi USA, of Blackfoot Native American and African-American descent. Grace is a singer, actress, socialite, and philanthropist, but perhaps best known for being married to actor Robert De Niro, although she’s been a part of numerous films and television shows. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Grace Hightower? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $16 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors, mostly from the early 1990s. She’s performed songs and has appeared in a lot of high profile events. As she continues with her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Grace Hightower Net Worth $16 million
Hightower grew up in a poor family, and at a young age worked various jobs to help support them. Later on, she worked as a flight attended at Trans World Airlines, pursued with travelling the world in mind. She later lived in Paris, then London, working at a restaurant and as a mutual fund trainer. She worked at an upscale London Chinese restaurant, and her net worth started to increase.
She started her acting career in minor roles. She was cast in an episode of the first season of “NYPD Blue” which she had a minor part. Grace’s popularity and net worth started to increase through her association with Robert De Niro, which led to many opportunities. In 2009 she performed the track “Somethin’s Comin’ My Way” – which was part of the “Precious” movie soundtrack – written by Dan Manjovi. She was also cast in the film “Precious”, based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire; the film was acclaimed in the independent scene before finding an international release. Two years later, she was cast in the film “The Paperboy”, which is based on the 1995 novel of the same name, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron.
Grace also had a gala 55th birthday party in 2010 that was covered by Vogue magazine.
For her personal life, it is known that Grace married actor Robert De Niro in 1997. She had their first son at the age of 42, however, a few years later they reportedly had marital issues which led to De Niro filing for divorce, plus sued Hightower for custody of their son in 2001, but bventually, they worked things out and the divorce was dropped; they renewed their vows and had a daughter via surrogate. The family resides in New York City.
Grace also does a lot of philanthropic work. She launched “Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda” in 2013 to help improve Rwandan livelihood. She is also a board member of the New York Women’s Foundations and the New York Fund for Public Schools. She’s been honored for her various works by the American Cancer Society of New York City, as well as other institutions.