Alfred Charles Sharpton is a famous Baptist minister, American civil rights activist, TV/radio talk show. He has been former White House adviser for President Barack Obama. In the year 2004, he was also a candidate for Democratic nomination for the US President Election. He has also hosted a TV show and has made guest appearances in various news channels. He wants to change the case and race environment in the country, and you can check net worth of Al Sharpton in 2018 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 3rd October in the year 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His mother’s name was Ada Richards and father’s name was Alfred Charles Sharpton. In the year 1963, Al’s father left his wife and got into a relationship with his half-sister. Al Sharpton’s mother took a job as a maid, and her income was quite low, and then their family moved to middle-class Hollis, Queens in Brownsville. He graduated from the Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn. He also got admission in Brooklyn College but dropped out of college after two years in the year 1975.
In the year 1971, he met his future wife, Kathy Jordan when he was on tour with James Brown. They got married in the year 1980, and his wife was a backup singer. They got separated in the year 2004 and then in the year 2013, he was still married to another woman, but he got a girlfriend named Aisha McShaw who was of 35 years old. He is also the member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and nothing is known about his kids.
He became a Baptist in the late 1980s and was re-baptized as a member of Church in the year 1994 and became the Baptist minister. He has also participated in a public debate about his religious faith. He got escaped from a serious injury on 12th January in the year 1991. He was preparing to lead a protest at that time, and he was stabbed in the chest at that time. He was an obese person but lost around a hundred pounds in the year 2014 which brought a drastic change in his physical appearance.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1969, he was appointed by Jesse Jackson to serve the role of youth director of the New York branch city of Operation Breadbasket. In the year 1971, he founded the National Youth Movement to raise resources for poor youth. In the year 1991, he founded National Action Network, and this organization was founded for increasing voter education.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Al Sharpton is around $700 thousand, and he has earned this amount of money by being in politics. He is also the supporter of gays and lesbians and their marriage. He has spent more money than he has earned in his life as he has been an active civil rights supporter.
He has made cameo appearances in various TV shows and has hosted TV shows. In the year 1999, he also appeared in a documentary about Black Nationalism. In the year 2009, he also hosted WWE Raw. Not only this but in the year 2005, he signed with Radio One to host a daily national radio program.
In the year 2007, he told the public that he wanted a black President for the country so that there won’t be any chance of color racism. He has also written three books Al on America, The Rejected Stone and Go and Tell Pharoah along with writer Nick Chiles.