Alfred Charles Sharpton, commonly known as Al Sharpton, is an American Baptist minister, politician, civil rights activist, politician, and talk show, host. He hosts a radio show, “Keepin’ It Real.” He has also appeared on different television shows and news channels such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC to talk about many issues ranging from politics, religion, and civil rights.
In 2011, he became the host of “Politics Nation,” a TV show that aired on MNBC. Alfred was nominated to vie for the Democratic Party 2004 presidential primaries, which he lost to John Kerry. He also served as a White House adviser during the reign of President Obama. Rev. Sharpton is also the founder of the National Action Network. As a civil rights activist, he led many demonstrations against social injustices to African Americans.
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Biography and Early Life
Al Sharpton was born on 3 October 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, to Ada (mother) and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr. (father). He belonged to Cherokee ancestry and was brought up in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He started preaching as a child, and he delivered his first sermon at the age of 4 years.
He remained with his mother when she separated from Alfred, who went to have a relationship with Sharpton’s half-sister. The family was unable to cater to their daily needs, and Ada became a maid so that she could provide for the family. Her income was low, and she applied for social welfare. The family moved from middle-class Hollis to public housing in Brownsville.
Sharpton was licensed and ordained as s Pentecostal minister at the age of ten years by Bishop F.D. Washington. Upon the death of Washington, he shifted from Pentecostal to Baptist church and was ordained again by Rev. William Jones to become a Baptist minister.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Al Sharpton in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Al Sharpton’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 3 October 1954. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132.3 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms.
Rev. Alfred Sharpton attended Samuel J. Tilden High School. He then went to Brooklyn College in 1973, but he dropped out 2 years later. He joined politics as a student, and in 1972, he was appointed as the youth director for the presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Currently, Al is not married. However, he has been in two marriages. The first marriage was with Marsha Tinsley. In 1971, he met a backup singer Kathy Jordan and got married in1980. The two separated in 2004, and they had two daughters. It was rumored in 2013 that he was seeing another woman, Aisha McShaw, as they had been spotted together on several occasions.
Is Al Sharpton Gay?
Rev Al. is not gay; he is straight. He has never been to be in any gay or bisexual relationship. However, he is a firm supporter of gay and lesbian people. He argues that such people deserve to be accommodated by the church.
Sharpton combined ministry, politics, and activism. Jesse Jackson appointed him in 1969 as a youth director of the New York branch of Operation Breadbasket, an organization that fought for better jobs for African Americans. He led to the formation of the National Youth Movement to help mobilize resources for the fellow youth who were living in abject poverty. His quest for justice and fair treatment saw him participate in many demonstrations to fight against violation of civil rights meted on the people of color.
He demonstrated against the killing of four black men by Bernhard Goetz and pushed for justice to be done. He lost the case as Goetz was found not guilty of the murder. It is his quest for justice that brought him into the limelight. In 1991, he formed the National Action Network to support small businesses, mobilize resources to the poor in the society and carry out voter education.
In the political arena, Al Sharpton has run unsuccessfully to various elective positions in the US. He ran for the US Senate seat of New York in 1988, 1992, and 1994 but lost in all the attempts. He also for the position of Mayor of New York in 1997 and for President in 2004 but did not succeed.
Rev. Sharpton is passionate about civil rights, and he continues to air out his views on various issues happening in society through his TV and radio show, “Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton,” and other talks shows which he appears as a guest. Besides hosting the “PoliticsNation” show on MSNBC, he contributes to the NBC morning news and “Morning Joe” talk show.
Awards and Achievements
Sharpton has achieved much in both politics and activism. His major award was BET Award in 2012. This is a humanitarian award for his exemplary performance in the entertainment industry.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Al Sharpton in 2021
It is estimated that his net worth is $1 million as of 2021. The earnings come from his talk show as well as authored books.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Al Sharpton is an author, and he has written two books, “The Rejected Stone” and “Al on America.” After living with obesity for a long, he lost 100 pounds in four and half years in 2014.
Rev. Al faced a lot of criticisms in his social activism and political career. However, he remained deviant and focused. His stand has cost him political mileage and positions. However, he continued to fight for the rights of those facing injustices in society.
Facts of Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr.
- Gender Male
- full nameAlfred Charles Sharpton Jr.
- birthplaceBrownsville, New York, USA
- Date of Birth October 03, 1954
- Age 67 years 10 months
- Horoscope Libra
- Lucky Number 5
- Lucky Stone Peridot
- Lucky Color Blue
- Best Match for Marriage Gemini
- net worth$1 million
- professionPolitician, Baptist Minister, Talk Show Host, Activist
- weightIn Kilograms – 60 Kg, In Pounds – 132.3 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
- hair colorN/A
- eye colorN/A
- high schoolSamuel J. Tilden High School.