Patrisse Cullors is an American political activist and the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Cullors is also an artist as well as a writer, using these mediums to express herself and teach others about her fight for equality.
But with Cullors’ recently under scrutiny in the news, with reports claiming she may have used some of the BLM organisation’s fund money to pay her family around $2 million, how much is Patrisse Cullors worth herself?
Patrisse Cullors’ Net Worth:
As of 2022 it is reported that Patrisse has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.
Patrisse was born in Los Angeles, California, unfortunately experiencing first hand the oppression Black Americans face. This led to her at an early age trying to fight against the racial violence that was rife in her area.
It was in 2013, alongside community organisers and friends Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, that Cullors founded the Black Lives Matter movement. They created this powerful movement initially due to their anger and frustration over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was then created by Cullors in 2013 and has helped to spread the movement’s message in fighting against all forms of inequality and discrimination that are unfortunatley are still experienced by Black people around the world today.
In 2020, after the tragic death of George Floyd the social movement received an astounding $90 million in donations, which has been used to help Black communities fight oppression and to also spread their message across the world.
In Cullors career she has also taught at Otis College of Art and Design in the Public Practice Program, as well as teaching in the Master’s Arts in Social Justice and Community Organising Program at Prescott College.
Alongside this she has also earned money from her writing. Cullors’ memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir was published in 2018 and was co-writen with the journalist Asha Bandele. The success of this book was then followed in January 2022 with the release of her second book, titled An Abolitionist's Handbook: 12 Steps to Change Yourself and the World, which Cullors herself described as a guide to activists on how to look after one another.
Patrisse has now amassed a $3M property portfolio, owning four homes in the expensive, upmarket areas of California and Georgia.