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Rolf Harris’ Net Worth at the Time of His Death Explored

Rolf Harris was a famous television presenter whose popularity plummeted after he was convicted as a sex offender. The disgraced entertainer died on May 10th at the age of 93.

Apart from being a television host, Harris was also a singer, songwriter, comedian, painter, and actor. With his death, people are eager to know more about the former TV personality, including his wealth and earnings. Here is everything we know about Rolf Harris’ net worth.

Rolf Harris Net Worth

Rolf Harris had a net worth of $19 million at the time of his death in May 2023, quotes the website Celebrity Net Worth. His wealth took a drastic hit after his conviction in 2014. At one point, it was reported that each painting made by Harris was sold for over $32,000. However, after his crimes came to light, it became difficult to find buyers for his art.

Harris was born on March 30th, 1930, in Perth. As a child, he became a champion swimmer and won the Western Australian state championship. He later got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Australia and a diploma from Claremont Teachers’ College. In 1952, he moved to the UK and pursued a career in television.

Career as a Television Host

Harris began his career in the 1950s and gained recognition as a musician specializing in the didgeridoo. He was known for blending traditional Australian music with contemporary styles. He went on to release several successful albums, including the UK top-ten hit Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Harris ventured into television and hosted his own variety show called The Rolf Harris Show. His art demonstrations on the show were accompanied by his famous catchphrase, “Can you tell what it is yet?”, which got worldwide recognition.

Aside from his achievements in the entertainment industry, Harris also established himself as a successful visual artist. His paintings were known for portraying the beauty of the Australian landscape. He also got the opportunity to make the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on her 80th birthday in 2006.

Conviction and Disgrace

Harris’ popularity, and wealth, took a toll in 2014 when he was convicted as a sex offender. The former presenter was found to have assaulted some 12 women between the 1960s and the 1980s, at a time when he was at the zenith of his career. He was sentenced to close to six years in prison and was released in 2017.

Following his release, Harris started to maintain a low profile and spent his last days battling neck cancer at his home in Bray. However, he never apologized to his victims and claimed that he was innocent. 

“I was convicted of offenses I did not commit in my first trial. That is not just my view but the view of the Court of Appeal who overturned one of my convictions. I had already served the prison sentence by the time of the appeal,” he claimed after his trial. The UK media announced Harris’ death on May 23rd, 2023.

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