Al Sharpton

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is a civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host, and former White House adviser from the United States. Alfred hosts his radio talk show, “Keepingin’ It Real,” and he is a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

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Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Al Sharpton
Real Name/Full Name: Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 3 October 1954
Birth Place: Brownsville, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 60 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kathy Jordan (m. 1980–2004)
Children: Yes (Dominique Sharpton, Ashley Sharpton)
Profession: American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician
Net Worth in 2022: $1 Million
Last Updated: June 2022

 Al Sharpton Biography

Al Sharpton was born on October 3, 1954, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to Ada (née Richards) and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr. On his tour with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson when Al was four years old, he preached his first sermon.

Al’s father abandoned Ada in 1963 to pursue a relationship with his half-sister. Ada worked as a maid but was forced to rely on welfare and relocate from middle-class Hollis, Queens, to public housing in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Al attended Brooklyn College for two years after graduating from Samuel J. Tilden High School. Al married Kathy Jordan, with whom he has two children, Dominique and Ashley.

Height, weight, and age

Al Sharpton, who was born on October 3, 1954, is 67 years old as of today, June 20, 2022. His height is 1.78 meters and his weight is 60 kilograms.


Jesse Jackson appointed Al to the position of young director of Operation Breadbasket in New York City (1969). Al established the National Youth Movement and raised funds for youth (1971). He was the youth director for African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign (1972). Al was James Brown’s tour manager (1973-1980).

Al became well-known nationally for his protests against racial and religious discrimination. On December 20, 1986, three African-American men were chased onto the Belt Parkway by three white men in Howard Beach, Queens. Michael Griffith was killed there by a passing motorist.

Later, on December 27, Al led 1,200 demonstrators through the streets of Howard Beach. Al rose to prominence as a result of his performance. He led protests following the death of Amadou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant who was shot to death by NYPD officers in 1999 but was acquitted. Al claimed that Diallo died as a result of police brutality and racial profiling. The family of Amadou Diallo was awarded $3 million.

Tyisha Miller, a 19-year-old African-American woman, was shot by police in central Riverside, California, in December 1998. Tyisha was discovered unconscious in a locked car with a flat tire and the engine turned on. Her vehicle was parked at a nearby gas station. When officers from the Riverside Police Department arrived and discovered a gun on her lap, her relatives called 911.

Tyshia shook and foamed at the mouth. Officers forced their way into the vehicle. One reached for the weapon, but she awoke and clutched it, prompting the officers to shoot her 23 times. The officers were all found not guilty. According to reports, a group of protesters was arrested near the busy SR 91.

Sean Bell was shot and killed by plainclothes detectives on November 25, 2006, in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York. Three of the five detectives were charged with manslaughter but were found not guilty. On May 7, 2008, Al and others protested peacefully near major river crossings in New York City, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Queens-borough Bridge, Triborough Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Holland Tunnel, and Queens–Midtown Tunnel. Over 200 protesters were detained.

Al was imprisoned for 90 days for trespassing in the United States military in Puerto Rico (2001). He was detained there for two days before being transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (May 25, 2001). Al was eventually transferred to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he remained until August 17, 2001.

On August 28, 2017, the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was held in Washington, D.C. Al organized the Ministers March for Justice in Washington, D.C., where he promised several clergy members. Thousands of religious leaders, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Sikhs, attended.

Al Sharpton’s Net Worth and Salary in 2022

Sharpton, Al Al Sharpton net worth Al Sharpton’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as of June 2022.

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr., 63, is a well-known American who has worked as a Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and radio and television talk show host from 1969 to the present.

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