Alfred Charles Sharpton, better known by his stage name Al Sharpton, is an American Baptist clergyman, politician, civil rights activist, and talk-show presenter. He is the host of the radio show “Keeping It Real.” He has also been on several television shows and news networks, including Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, to discuss a variety of topics, including politics, religion, and civil rights.
He became the host of the MNBC television show “Politics Nation” in 2011. Alfred was nominated to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2004, however he was defeated by John Kerry. During President Obama’s presidency, he also worked as a White House adviser. The National Action Network was founded by Rev. Sharpton. He led many demonstrations against social injustices against African Americans as a civil rights leader.
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Al Sharpton’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings in 2021
As of 2021, his net worth is predicted to be $1 million. His earnings are derived from his talk show and self-published books.
Early Life and Biography
Al Sharpton was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 3, 1954, to Ada (mother) and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr (father). He was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and grew up with Cherokee ancestors. He began preaching as a toddler, and at the age of four, he delivered his first sermon. When his mother divorced Alfred, he stayed with his mother, who went on to date Sharpton’s half-sister. Ada became a maid to help support the family because the family was unable to meet their basic demands. Her income was insufficient, so she asked for social assistance. The family relocated from middle-class Hollis to Brownsville public housing. Bishop F.D. Washington licensed and ordained Sharpton as a Pentecostal preacher when he was ten years old. Following Washington’s death, he converted from Pentecostalism to Baptistism and was consecrated as a Baptist preacher by Rev. William Jones.
Samuel J. Tilden High School was where Rev. Alfred Sharpton went to high school. In 1973, he enrolled at Brooklyn College, but dropped out two years later. As a youngster, he became involved in politics, and in 1972, he was named the youth director for Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Al is currently unmarried. He has, however, been married twice. Marsha Tinsley was the first woman he married. He met Kathy Jordan, a backup vocalist, in 1971 and they married in 1980. They divorced in 2004 and had two daughters together. In 2013, it was rumored that he was seeing another woman, Aisha McShaw, after they were seen together multiple times.
A Professional Life
Sharpton’s ministry, politics, and activism were all rolled into one. In 1969, Jesse Jackson named him as the youth director of Operation Breadbasket’s New York office, an organization that advocated for better jobs for African Americans. He was instrumental in the creation of the National Youth Movement to assist in the mobilization of resources for his peers who were living in abject poverty. In his pursuit of justice and fair treatment, he took part in numerous marches to protest civil rights violations against people of color.
He protested Bernhard Goetz’s murder of four black men and demanded that justice be served. He lost the case because Goetz was acquitted of the crime. His search for justice has catapulted him into the spotlight. He founded the National Action Network in 1991 to help small enterprises, mobilize resources for the underprivileged, and conduct voter education. Al Sharpton has run unsuccessfully for numerous elective seats in the United States. In 1988, 1992, and 1994, he ran for the US Senate seat in New York but lost all three times. He ran for Mayor of New York in 1997 and President of the United States in 2004, but lost both times. Rev. Sharpton is a strong advocate for civil rights, and he continues to share his thoughts on current events on his TV and radio show, “Keeping It Real with Al Sharpton,” as well as other discussion shows on which he appears as a guest. He contributes to the NBC morning news and the MSNBC chat show “Morning Joe” in addition to anchoring the MSNBC show “PoliticsNation.”
Achievements and Awards
In both politics and activism, Sharpton has accomplished a lot. In 2012, he received a big prize, the BET Award. This is a humanitarian award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the entertainment business.
Some Interesting Facts of Al Sharpton
Al Sharpton is a published author, with two novels to his credit: “The Rejected Stone” and “Al on America.” In 2014, he lost 100 pounds in four and a half years after struggling with obesity for a long time. In his social involvement and political career, Rev. Al received a lot of flak. He stayed deviant and concentrated, however. His political mileage and positions have been lost as a result of his stance. He did, however, continue to fight for the rights of individuals who are subjected to social injustices.
Facts of Al Sharpton
|Real Name/Full Name||Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Al Sharpton|
|Birth Place:||Brownsville, New York, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||3 October 1954|
|Age/How Old:||66 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132.3 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr.
Mother – Ada Richards
|Siblings:||Kenneth, Ernestine, Cheryl|
|School:||Samuel J. Tilden High School.|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Kathy Jordan (m. 1980-2004)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Yes (Ashley Sharpton, Dominique Sharpton)|
|Profession:||Politician, Baptist Minister, Talk Show Host, Activist|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2021|