Louis Farrakhan is an American religious leader as well as an African American activist who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI) and served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem.
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Biography & Wiki:
Louis was born as Louis Eugene Walcott in The Bronx, New York on May 11, 1933. Farrakhan got married to Betsy Ross when he was in college and leading his family lived happily with 9 of his children now.
Luis went to the Boston Latin School initially and then attended English High School from where he finished his graduation. After that, he completed three years at Winston-Salem Teachers College. At the age of 6, he received extraordinary training in the violin. It is remarkable to note that Farrakhan played the violin at 13 years with the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony. A year after this he went on to win many national competitions.
Farrakhan started his music career in the 1950s by recording several albums with the name “The Charmer”. It is remarkable to note that one of his songs was on the top 100 Billboard chart for 5 years in a row. There is when he came to contact with NOI, he and his wife were invited to the NOI’s Saviours’ Day which was addressed by Elijah Muhammad. After few years Farrakhan became the official minister to Muhammad’s temple of Islam. After the assassination of the last leader, Elijah Muhammad appointed Farrakhan to the two prominent positions which were held by Malcolm X before.
Farrakhan was also appointed as the spokesperson of the NOI and was appointed as a minister of the Harlem Mosque where he served until 1975. Farrakhan was also the former supporter of Barack Obama. He supported Obama in 2008 who was campaigning to become a president of United States of America. Following the election, Farrakhan explained in the BET television interview that he was careful never to criticize or endorse Obama during the campaign.
Awards & Achievements:
In 1946, Farrakhan was one of the first black performers to appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour. He won an award as a result of the participation. Being an excellent musician, one of his songs was on the top 100 Billboard Chart for 5 years. Apart from the awards and achievements of Farrakhan his leadership brilliance were overwhelming with his socially concerned activities. The first highlights of his activities are his recited verbatim of 10 questions and answers of the NOI student enrollment.
Net worth of Louis Farrakhan
Farrakhan’s estimated net worth is $3.5 million part of which was accumulated when he was a musician and most of which was accumulated when he entered the NOI. His sincere contributions through NOI made him more recognized with his brilliant leadership qualities. He earns approximately $336,188 per year after the taxes and other expenses. He excelled in studies while mastering in violin however his enrollment in NOI gave him the option to choose either of the ones.
Farrakhan’s leadership qualities were extravagant to the fact that his campaign for Barack Obama contributed hugely to his winning in 2008 Presidential election in U.S. His contributions during the Hurricane Katrina were tremendous and unveiling exposing his humanity highly. Besides all Farrakhan was never started out as a controversial figure.