Al Sharpton is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and broadcaster. He has been outspoken in his fight against racism and injustice in America. In 1971 he established the National Youth Movement – a year later, this became known as the National Action Network. By 1985 he had become nationally known for standing up for people’s rights who have experienced racial prejudice-these claims were false, but it still took ten years to be proved so because of lack of evidence. He has amassed a net worth of $500 Thousand as of 2022.
|American Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Activist and Broadcaster.
|October 3, 1954
|Brownsville, New York, United States
Early Life and Biography’
The Reverend Al Sharpton was born in Brooklyn on October 3rd, 1954. His father left the family in 1963, and his mother couldn’t support them anymore when they qualified for welfare. So they moved from their middle-class neighborhood to public housing projects in Brownsville, keeping up with their education at Samuel J Tilden High School.
After two years there, he graduated from New York City’s Brooklyn College and has since been ordained as a pentecostal minister by Bishop F. D. Washington – who died around the late 1980s- before becoming a Baptist minister again after being re-baptized by Reverend William Augustus Jones III near 1994. As he grew older, Sharpton immersed himself into local activism and started working with James Brown while doing youth work on Fulton Street of Downtown Manhattan during 1975 at age 20 or 21.
Al Sharpton is a civil rights activist, Baptist minister, radio talk show host, and MSNBC’s PoliticsNation. Sharpton has led many demonstrations in his career as an activist. He was instrumental in bringing attention to the 1991 Crown Heights riot and the 2005 funeral of Sean Bell.
Sharpton first became president of the National Youth Movement in the 1960s. He advocated action against poverty and segregation, marching on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. He later became involved with black nationalist groups, including the Black Panther Party; he converted to Islam during this time. In 1971, Sharpton founded National Youth Movement/Teenagers Inc., which primarily engaged in political activism by organizing youth marches in cities throughout New York State.
He became involved with politics in 1984 when he ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate, challenging then-incumbent Senator Al D’Amato (R). Sharpton ran for President of the United States in the 2004 U.S. presidential election but withdrew before the primary season after low fundraising numbers and poor results in opinion polls of Democratic voters.
Al Sharpton has attempted to run for office unsuccessfully on several occasions. In 1997, he ran for Mayor New York City, and in 2004, he tried to run for President, but financial issues plagued his campaign. When the funds from his presidential campaign exceeded federal limits on personal expenditures, Al agreed in 2005 to repay $100k of public money spent during this period. As a result of these violations, the Federal Election Commission imposed a fine against Alc’s 2004 Presidential Campaign Team totaling $285k, which is still outstanding as far as we know. Sharpton’s latest venture into politics includes spearheading activism efforts against Donald Trump and his administration through National Action Network (NAN).
- Sharpton has made his fortune primarily through his many books, tours, and TV appearances. His salary for hosting PoliticsNation on MSNBC is $500,000 per year.
- His net worth was calculated to be $500 Thousand in 2010 by the LA Times.
Famous Quotes by Al Sharpton
“In order to establish peace, you must have fair justice for everyone.”― Al Sharpton
“I always beat the sun up in the morning. It’s the secret to why I’m double trouble.”― Al Sharpton
“The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”― Al Sharpton
As of 2022, Al Sharpton’s net worth is $500 thousand.
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