Afeni Shakur Net Worth
Female rapper Afeni Shakur has an estimated net worth of $50 million. She is a former member of the Black Panthers and is a political activist and a philanthropist, as well. Her son, Tupac Shakur, who recently passed away, was popular for his rapper style. Shakur herself has had to defend herself in court on numerous incidents that involved bombings that the Panthers were allegedly involved in.
Shakur was born Alice Faye Williams on January 22, 1947, in Lumberton, North Carolina, the daughter of Rosa Belle, a homemaker, and Walter Williams, a trucker.
In 1968, at the age of twenty-one, she changed her name to Afeni Shakur, Afeni meaning “lover of people” and Shakur being Arabic for “thankful to god”, respectively. She was then living in Harlem, New York, where she joined the far-left Black Panther Party. She became a section leader of the Harlem chapter and a mentor to new members, including Jamal Joseph, Cleo Silvers and Dhoruba Bin-Wahad. She also worked with Billy Garland (who is Tupac’s biological father) and Geronimo Pratt (who became Tupac’s baptismal sponsor).
Involvement in the music industry and philanthropy
Exactly one year following her son’s death, with revenue from his albums released posthumously, Afeni Shakur founded the Georgia-based Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which provides art programs for young people, and Amaru Entertainment, the holding company for all Tupac’s unreleased material. She also launched a fashion clothing line, Makaveli Branded; all proceeds go to his charity, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation
Afeni Shakur Bio Info
Born: April 7, 1954, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Spouse: Joan Lin (m. 1982)
Parents: Charles and Lee-Lee Chan
Children: Jaycee Chan, Etta Ng Chok Lam
TV shows: Jackie Chan Adventures
Albums: Dragon’s Heart, A Boy’s Life, Love Me, Thank You
Afeni Shakur Quotes
- I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children. – Afeni Shakur
- Remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that. – Afeni Shakur
- The only difference is now more young black men are in the spotlight. – Afeni Shakur
Afeni Shakur Videos on YouTube
Tupac was born in East Harlem to mother Afeni Shakur Davis and father Billy Garland. Davis was an activist and businesswoman and after her son’s death, she kept his legacy alive in a number of ways.
Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, discusses faith, losing people and letting them go in this 1998 interview with MTV’s Chris Connelly.