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American civil rights activist and Baptist minister Jesse Jackson has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He has accumulated his net worth as a dominant civil rights activist, United States shadow Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997, as well as the founder of the civil rights organization Rainbow/PUSH. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.
Jesse Jackson Net Worth $10 Million
Produced Jesse Louis Burns on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina, he is now Jesse Louis Jackson after his mother Helen Burns wed Charles Henry Jackson. His real dad was Noah Louis Robinson. His real father attended the Sterling High School in Greenville where he was elected student class president, finished tenth in class and earned letters in baseball, football and basketball. Yet, he declined a contract from a minor league professional baseball team after graduation to be able to attend the University of Illinois on a football scholarship.
Jesse Jackson has close personal ties to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and has spoken favorably of Castro in addresses given in the Communist nation. He’s served one of several celebrity witnesses to testify in the trial of the “Chicago Eight” featuring defendants Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner from 1969 to 1970.
Jackson transferred to the North Carolina A&T, a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina. While in the university, Jackson played quarterback and was elected student body president. Jackson also became active in civil rights protest against whites-only libraries, theatres and restaurants. Jackson graduated with a B.S. in sociology afterward attended the Chicago Theological Seminary on a scholarship. Jackson dropped out with three courses left before earning his master’s degree and focused on full time civil rights movement. Jackson was ordained a minister in 1968. Jackson was awarded his Master of Divinity Degree in 2000 based on his previous credits earned plus his life experience and following work.
Jackson has received several awards and recognition. In 1971, Ebony Magazine has named him to its “100 most influential black Americans” list. In 2000, Former President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country ‘s highest honor bestowed to civilians. Scholar Molefi Kete Asante contained him on his list of 100 Greatest African-Americans in 2002. He was voted “the most significant black leader” in an AP-AOL “Black Voices” poll in February 2006. He inherited the title of High Prince of the Agni people of Cte d’Ivoire from Michael Jackson.