Amanda Gorman Net Worth

Net Worth $ 4,000,000
Real name Amanda S.C. Gorman
Source of Wealth Writing & Activism
Profession Poet & Activist
Spouse/Partner /
Zodiac Gemini
Died Mar 7, 1998
Gender Female
Pronoun She/Her
Height 162 cm / 5 ft 3 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Gabrielle & Spenser

Amanda Gorman’s net worth is $4 million as of 2022 💵

Biography and early life

Amanda Gorman was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised by a single parent, her mother, a 6th-grade English teacher. She has two other siblings, one twin sister, and one older brother.

Growing up, Amanda was unlike her peers, loved reading and writing, and was perceived as an ‘odd child’ with a penchant for words.

She was born with an auditory processing disorder and a speech impediment; however, that did not stop her from achieving her goals.

She attended elementary school and high school in Santa Monica. She received a college scholarship which she later used to pursue a bachelor of arts degree in sociology at Harvard University.

Career beginnings

Amanda’s career started when she wrote her first book to become a best-seller, ‘The One For Whom Food is Not Enough,’ published in 2015. However, poetry was not her only passion; she was also focused on broader worldwide issues, such as oppression, feminism, race, marginalization, and activism regarding the African diaspora.

After her first poetry book, in 2016, Amanda became the founder of the One Pen One Page nonprofit group, writing, and leadership program.

The next year, another success followed Amanda, and she became the first author featured on XQ Institute’s Book of the Month; that same year, she was the first poet to open the Library of Congress literary season.

At 19, Amanda was the first to be named a 'National Youth Poet Laureate' in 2017, which happened while she was still studying at Harvard.

In 2018, the magazine Glamour selected Amanda as one of the ‘College Women of the Year’.

In 2019, Amanda was featured in The Root magazine as one of the ‘Youth Futurists, ’ which is considered to be a prestigious list to be on as one of the ‘25 best and brightest young African-Americans who excel in the fields of social justice and activism, arts, and culture, enterprise and corporate innovation, science and technology and green innovation’[1] .

The year 2021 was when Amanda received international acclaim and delivered her self-written poem 'The Hill We Climb' at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden.

On December 29, 2021, she released her latest poem titled ‘New Day’s Lyric,’ for which she partnered with Meta and Instagram, where she focused on delivering the message of collective healing after a time spent in sorrow and losses.

Amanda also works with Viking’s Children’s Books [2] , one of the world’s leading publishing houses, and writes picture books for children. She has released her first children’s book ‘Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem,’ which became a number one New York Times bestseller.

Most famous for

Amanda Gorman became ‘the talk of the town’ and is most famous after she presented her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden. Also, after delivering that poem, Amanda became the youngest inaugural poet in American history.

Interesting fact, it was Joe Biden himself who recommended her for the inauguration.

Some other things you didn’t know about Amanda Gorman

  • She was the first-ever poet to perform at the Super Bowl[3]
  • She said she has deep intentions to run for presidential candidacy in
  • 2036, a wish she had since she was 11.
  • She was offered to be part of the IMG modeling agency[4] .
  • She is a Catholic.
  • She was on the cover of Time magazine in February 2021.
  • She was named L.A. Youth Poet Laureate when she was 16.
  • She was on the cover story of the May edition of Vogue as the first poet to have been featured in the magazine.
  • Amanda has rejected over $20 million in brand deals and endorsements because she believed they didn’t suit her well in terms of her personality.


How much money does Amanda Gorman make?

From her career as a poet and activist, Amanda Gorman makes around $1 million a year. 

Where does Amanda Gorman currently live?

Currently, Amanda lives in her apartment in west LA.


  1. Staff, T. R. (2019, March 27). 2019 young futurists: For these 25 game changers, the future is now. The Root. Retrieved December 23, 2022, from 

  2. Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, December 23). Viking press. Wikipedia. Retrieved December 23, 2022, from  

  3. CBS13CW31Producer. (2021, February 7). Amanda Gorman becomes first poet to perform at Super Bowl. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2022, from 

  4. (n.d.). IMG models. IMG Models. Retrieved December 23, 2022, from