|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Jun 20, 1983|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Height:||5.2 feet (160cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Social activist, Writer|
|Last Updated:||September, 2021|
Patrisse Khan Cullors is an American Social Activist, freedom fighter, artist, writer, and co-founder of the famous Black Lives Matter movement. As of September 2021, she has an approximate net worth of $5 million. The current hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was created by Cullors in 2013 when she first started actively working, writing, and speaking about black community. She also actively writes and speaks about other communities’ rights like LGBTQ and the prison abolition movement in Los Angeles. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Movement Memoir.
Let’s have a closer look at her career, net worth, and lifestyle and explore some of the interesting facts about her.
How Did Patrisse Cullors Become Rich?
Cullors had a difficult childhood as she suffered racial subjugation. She had seen her 11 and 13 years old brothers “being needlessly slammed into a wall by police” when she was only 9 years old. She was also charged with illegal marijuana charges when she was 12. These were the experiences that ignited her motivation to help and speak for the rights diverse communities – especially the black community.
After getting her graduation in philosophy and religion from the University of California and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, she started her career as a teacher. She teaches Public Practice Program at the Otis College of Arts and Design Los Angeles and in Prescott College.
Growing up in Los Angeles, she was an eyewitness of the suppression of black African Americans and she had a tendency to fight against racial violence and to eradicate white supremacy. With that in mind, she found the famous Black Lives Matter movement in 2013. In 2020, the movement had roughly $90 million funds raised as an average of $30 per donator. It is allegedly assumed that she uses the funds for her personal benefit. However, till today no evidence has been found to justify this allegation. She negates this false claim mentioning that all of her net worth is an outcome of her own struggle and all of them are her personal earnings.
What Is Patrisse Cullors Net Worth?
The famous activist has a hefty net worth of $5 million including her immovable properties. Her major source of income is her social activism. Apart from her social career, she also writes on different social issues which add up to his oft-questioned net worth. Her inspirational book When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Movement Memoir was once trended as a twelfth bestselling book in New York Times. This famous book addresses the unjust behavior of white Americans towards the black community. This bestseller has a fair contribution to her hefty net worth.
Quite recently, she was harshly criticized and accused of mishandling the funds of the Black Lives Matter movement. She was alleged of using the funds for her personal benefit after she bought two estates in Las Angeles each worth $1.4 million and $590,000. However, she cleared it up saying that she does not get “a single penny” from the nonprofit organization. “I only work as a volunteer to cope with the grave injustice against indigenous communities,” she emphasizes in an interview with the New York Times.
According to the official statement of the BLM organization, she has received a total sum of $120,000 since 2013, for her different duties and non-volunteering services for the organization. These duties include her educational works for the black community and her services as a spokesperson of the organization. The BLM further shuts the criticism mentioning that “Patrisse has not received any compensation from 2019.”
How Patrisse Cullors Spends Her Money?
Cullors is happily married to the Canadian social activist Janaya Cullors who is black, queer, and gender non-conforming. The ‘couple’ are assumed to be notorious for being outspoken lesbians; however, they live a nonchalant luxurious life. She has three different houses in Los Angeles each worth millions of dollars. In a shorter span of three years, she has bought two palatial houses in Los Angeles worth $1.4 million and $590,000 respectively. Her other newly purchased house in Inglewood is worth $510,000. Later in 2020, her spouse Janaya also bought a 3.2 rural acres property in Atlanta Georgia which is worth $415,000. The property has a private plane hangar and a studio apartment.
Along with her wife Janaya – who is also a social activist – she spends a vast majority of her time in social activities and continues voicing against the social and racial inequalities. They were active participants of the protest against George Floyd’s cruel murder who lost his life after a Minneapolis police officer knelt down on his neck for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Thus, it is fair to say that although she is a keen lover of luxurious estates and palatial houses, most of her life is spent addressing the wrongdoings against the black community in the USA.
- Cullors did not meet her biological father Gabriel Brignac until she was eleven years old. He was jailed for drug-related charges multiple times and died in a homeless shelter in 2009.
- She found the Black Lives Matter movement with her friends Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi to resist violence against the black community in the US.
- She proudly calls herself “a freedom fighter and a trained Marxist.”.
- In a notorious statement in 2017, she made a comparison of Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler saying “Trump is literally the epitome of evil, all the evils of this country – be it sexism, capitalism, racism or homophobia.”.
- In May 2021, she announced that she will be stepping down from the BLM organization ‘to focus on her upcoming second book called “An Abolitionist’s Handbook”.’ Nevertheless, her official resignation as the CEO of the organization is yet to be confirmed.
- In Los Angeles where she lives in her $1.4 worth luxurious estate, 88 percent of the population is white and only 1.8 percent is black. This famous census is used against her.