Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman
Real Name/Full Name Itzhak Perlman
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Itzhak
Birth Place: Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine (current Israel)
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31 August 1945
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Chaim Perlman
Mother –Shoshana Perlman
Siblings: N/A
School: Shulamit Conservatory
College: Academy of Music in Tel Aviv
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: Israeli-American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Toby Perlman
Kids/Children Name: Five including Navah Perlman
Profession: Violinist, conductor, and music teacher
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Passion makes people do things they never though they could ever do. When you are passionate a particular thing, nothing has the power of stopping you. Even when things seem so complicated and quitting becomes the only option, you passion gives you the strength of going one more day. Itzhak’s passion was in being a violinist. He knew it was not easy and he even faced rejection in school simply because he was too young.

However, his strong will and patience kept him going. Today, he is known as one of the best Israeli-American conductor, violinist and music teacher. Since he started his career as a music teacher, he has had an opportunity of performing worldwide and especially throughout the United States. One of the occasions he has performed in include a State Dinner held at the State House in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

Well, how well do you know about Itzhak Perlman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Itzhak Perlman’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Itzhak Perlman to date.

Biography and Early Life

August 31st 1945 remains to be a very important day for Chaim and Shoshana Perlman for this is the day they welcomed their son into the world. They named him Itzhak Perlman which is a Hebrew name. Shoshana and her husband Chaim were both Jewish natives of Poland. The two independently decided to immigrate from Poland to the British Mandate of Palestine which is today known as Israel.

They landed in Israel in early 1930s and their paths crossed and this is when they decided to live together as husband and wife. When Perlman was young, (4 years old), he contracted polio which affected both his legs. Since then, he has been using crutches and leg braces. This did not crash his dreams of becoming a violinist as he plays violin when seated. Although Itzhak seems to be very generous with information, he has not revealed any information of whether he has siblings or not. we however hope to get this information soon.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Itzhak Perlman in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Itzhak Perlman’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024 having been born on 31 August 1945. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


When Itzhak was listening to a classical music being performed in a radio, his interest in playing a violin was starred up. Luckily, he had parents who loved him enough to do their best to bring his dreams to a reality. Therefore, when he shared with them about his desire of becoming a violinist, they were ready to help them as much as they could.

They tried to enrol him to Shulamit Conservatory at the age of three but they denied him admission saying he was too small to be able to hold a violin. However, since his passion in the instrument was true, he did not give up. He started training himself using a toy fiddle waiting to be of the right age to join the school.

The right time came and he enrolled into Shulamit Conservatory where he studied with Rivka Goldgart. He later joined Academy of Music located in Tel Aviv which is currently known as Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. It was at this school where he gave his first recital at 10 years. When he was 13 years of age, he moved from Israel to the United States to join Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian the violin pedagogue and Dorothy DeLay his assistant.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Itzhak Perlman With Wife Toby Perlman
Itzhak Perlman With Wife Toby Perlman

It is not only wealth and fame that Itzhak managed to get from his passion in violin, but he also found a soulmate. He is a happy man who has been married to Toby Perlman for many years now. Toby is also a great classically trained violinist and they together have 5 children. Itzhak however doesn’t reveal the names of his children except one named Navah Perlman who has also followed into her parents’ footsteps. Although she does not play violin, she is a famous chamber musician and concert pianist. Perlman ad Howie Mandel are distant cousins.

Is Itzhak Gay?

Itzhak might have not revealed any information about his past relationship before he met his wife Toby. However, their marriage that has produced 5 kids is enough to prove that he is straight.

Professional Career

In 1958 when appearing on The ED Sullivan Show is when he became introduced to the public. He remained in this show from 1958 to 1964. In 1963, he debuted at Carnegie Hall which marked the beginning of his tours. Perlman has also been featured in many other shows including Sesame Street and The Tonight Show. His start shone brighter when he was given an opportunity of performing at White House events.


This man has so many awards under his name thanks to his commitment in his career. Some of these include; 15 Grammy Awards, 4 Emmy Awards, Golden Plate Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Itzhak in ’2024’

Itzhak Perlman Net Worth
Itzhak Perlman Net Worth

It is not only the awards that Itzhak is proud of but also the wealth he has earned over the years. This man has managed to accumulate a total amount of $12 Million as his net worth, which is truly a great achievement as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Perlman suffers from synesthesia and for that reason, he once had an interview for Tasting the Universe hosted by Maureen Seaberg. This talks about this condition.

Itzhak has been in the music world for many years now. Apart from being a violinist, he decided to help many people and nature gifts in many people desiring to become violinists.


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