Shaun King is an American writer and civil rights, activist. He is popular for his social media to promote religious, charitable, and social causes. Shaun is the former justice writer for the New York Daily News and has even served as a political commentator for The Young Turks. Previously, Shaun King worked as a contributing writer for Daily Kos. As of 2021, he is a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project and also contributes to The Intercept and The Appeal.
Early Life And Education
He was born on September 17, 1979, in Franklin County, Kentucky, United States of America. Shaun King grew up in Versailles, Kentucky, and raised by his white mother. He is the son of Jeffrey Wayne King
(as per his birth certificate) and Naomi Kay Fleming. In 2015, King stated that, as per his mother, his biological father is a light-skinned black man whose identity is yet to be released.
He has two brothers named Jason King and Russ King. King attended Huntertown Elementary School and Woodford Country High School.
After completing his school studies, Shaun King majored in history from Morehouse College, a historically black men's college in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his graduation in 2002. After that, he served as a research a s sistant for Morehouse history professor Alton Hornsby Jr.
Shaun King began teaching in high school in his early career. He then became a motivational speaker for Atlanta's juvenile system. He established a church in Atlanta named Courageous Church in 2008.
During the period of the pastor, Shaun King founded a HomeinHaiti.org as a Courageous Church in March 2010. However, he resigned from the Courageous Church for personal strains and disillusionment in 2012. At this time, he and web designer Chad Kellough established HopeMob.org, a charity site used in voting to choose a particular person's story.
Shaun King became a contributing blogger for the politically liberal website in September 2014. He has also raised money for many reasons like the Tamir Rice shooting, and various occasions. King appeared in a program hosted by Cenk Uygur.
How Much Is The Social Activist Shaun King Worth?
As of Jan 2021, King is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million. He is very good at raising money in support of people and organizations in need. He has collected millions of dollars for everyone from orphans of black men to the children killed by police across America. Most recently in the light of the Black Life Matters, he raised nearly $500,000 on behalf of families “affected by police violence or systemic racism.”
Personal Life: Wife And Children
Shaun King is a married man. He has been married to his long-term girlfriend-turned-wife Rai King. The couple is currently raising five children together. Among five, three of them are their biological children, and two by custody and adoption.
Shaun King has had foster children, nieces, and nephews who also stay with him.
Most Asked Questions
1. Who are the parents of Shaun King?
He is the son of Jeffrey Wayne King (as per his birth certificate) and Naomi Kay Fleming. In 2015, King stated that, as per his mother, his biological father is a light-skinned black man whose identity is yet to be released.
2. Who is Shaun King's wife?
He has been married to his long-term girlfriend-turned-wife Rai King. The couple is currently raising five children together. Among five, three of them are their biological children, and two by custody and adoption.
3. How tall is Shaun King?
King stands at the height of 6 ft 1 in.
4. How much is the net worth of Shaun King?
As of Jan 2021, King is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million. He is very good at raising money in support of people and organizations in need.
5. What are the books written by Shaun King?
He has published three books to date and they are The Power of 100, The Power of 100! Kickstart Your Dreams, Build Momentum, and Discover Unlimited Possibility, & Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future.
by Bchrome, 14 Mar, 2017