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Billy Hayes Net Worth $500 Thousand Dollars
Billy Hayes Net Worth: William “Billy” Hayes is an American actor, director, and writer who has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. William Hayes is mostly known for his autobiography “Midnight Express” which was the foundation to get a film of exactly the same title. Hayes was born on April 3, 1947 in New York City, Ny. Being an American student in Turkey, Hayes was arrested trying to smuggle 4 pounds of hashish out of the state on 7th October, 1970. He did time in a Turkey penitentiary for four years and a month. With his term being weeks due, the Turkish government decided to extend his time to a life sentence. He was taken to Samalclar Prison. In 1972 he was moved to a mental institution after an incident in the penitentiary. Hayes later describes this experience as stabbing. The United States attempted on many occasions to have the Turkish government transfer him for trial in the usa, but it was denied. In 1975, Turkey gave amnesty for drug offenders, reducing his life sentence to twenty five years. The exact same year in July he was moved to mral Penitentiary, from which he escaped on October 2 1975. Hayes wrote about his experience in his autobiographic book “Midnight Express”, that was adapted for the 1978 film of exactly the same name. The picture was a success, even though Hayes was not fulfilled with parts of the film adaptation. Due to the deterioration of Turkeys picture in the movies variation, Hayes was terrified of returning to Turkey. In 2010, Nat Geo Channel aired a documentary titled “Locked up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express” where Hayes himself tells the story of his imprisonment in the mral Penitentiary and his getaway. He is now working as a writer and performer in the entertainment industry.