Al Sharpton (Activist and Tv Personality), born on October 3, 1954 in New York City, New York, U.S.. Al Sharpton's age 64 years & Zodiac Sign Libra, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is African-American. Let's check, How Tall is Al Sharpton?
Al Sharpton Bio
Al Sharpton Height
5 Feet 10 Inches (177.8 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 10 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||177.8 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||59 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||130.07 lbs|
Al Sharpton Body Measurements
Al Sharpton's full body measurements are 43 inches (109.22 cm) - 14 inches (35.56 cm) - 32 inches (81.28 cm).
|Measurements||43-32-14 inches/ 109.22-81.28-35.56 cm|
|Chest Size||43 inches (109.22 cm)|
|Biceps Size||14 inches (35.56 cm)|
|Waist Size (Male)||32 inches (81.28 cm)|
Al Sharpton is one of the most famous and trending Activist and TV Personality in whole world right now. Al Sharpton was born on October 3, 1954 in New York City, New York, U.S. He was born as Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr., but best known as Al Sharpton.
In 1963, Sharpton's father left his wife to have a relationship with Sharpton's half-sister. Ada took a job as a maid, but her income was so low that the family qualified for welfare and had to move from middle class Hollis, Queens, to the public housing projects in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. He graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn College, dropping out after two years in 1975.
In 1969, Sharpton was appointed by Jesse Jackson to serve as youth director of the New York City branch of Operation Breadbasket, group that focused on the promotion of new and better jobs for African Americans. In 1971 Sharpton founded the National Youth Movement to raise resources for impoverished youth.
During the 1980s, Sharpton got involved in many high-profile cases in the New York City area that affected the African-American community and led several protests against what he believed were injustices and incidents of racial discrimination. The following year, Sharpton became embroiled in the Tawana Brawley case — a case that would haunt him for years. Brawley, an African-American teenager, claimed that she was raped by a group of white men — some of whom were allegedly police officers. The case was later dismissed by a grand jury, which reportedly concluded that the teenager had made up the story. In April 2014, the Smoking Gun web site reported that Sharpton had been a paid FBI informant during the 1980s and had been a key player in taking down the Genovese crime family. In defending his work with law enforcement, he said, “Rats are usually people that were with other rats. I was not and am not a rat, because I wasn’t with the rats. I’m a cat. I chased rats.”
In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.
Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is willing to tell it like it is." Former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch, a one-time foe, said that Sharpton deserves the respect he enjoys among black Americans: "He is willing to go to jail for them, and he is there when they need him." President Barack Obama said that Sharpton is "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden." A 2013 Zogby Analytics poll found that one quarter of African Americans said that Sharpton speaks for them.
Civil rights activist and minister well known for his advocacy within the Black American community. He was also formerly a White House advisor, providing counsel to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. In 2007 he was engaged in a public feud with atheist writer Christopher Hitchens in defense of his Christian beliefs.
Once weighing in at 305 lbs., Sharpton is currently a slim 130 lbs. He went through an over four-year weight loss journey, losing 176 lbs., up until October 2014. Claiming he shed the pounds surgery-free, he attributes his success to a strict discipline of eating less, eating healthy and exercising regularly.
Al Sharpton Twitter account name is Reverend Al Sharpton. He has more than 566k followers on his Twitter, more than 517k followers oh his Facebook and more than 181k followers on his Instagram. Now he ranked in the list of most popular American activist and TV personality.
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