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Louis Eugene Wolcott was born in New York’s Bronx on May 11, 1933. As Louis Abdul Farrakhan this African-American is known as the leader of the movement-Nation of Islam. He served as a minister of various major mosques in Harlem and Boston. He also worked as a NOI leader for a long time.

So just how rich is Louis Farrakhan? Sources estimate that Louis has a net worth of $3 million, accumulated through his former brief musical career, and leadership that he reached his net worth. He gained enough popularity to be called “The Charmer,” for his professional performances as a singer of country and calypso songs on the Boston nightclub circuit. He also served as assistant minister to Malcolm X at a Boston mosque. Later, when he went to preach at the NOI (Nation of Islam) mosque in Harlem, he also took over Malcolm X’s place.

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Farrakhan’s mother, Sarah Mae Manning, was an immigrant from Nevis and St. Kitts. and raised him in Boston, and his father was Percival Clark from Jamaica – his parents separated prior to Louis’ birth. His mother then married Louis Wolcott, who adopted young Louis. He was a hard core religious boy, who became active in the St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church that was in his Roxbury neighbourhood. He was educated at Boston Latin School and English High School, where he continued improving on the violin which he had first started when just six, such that he played with the Boston Civic Symphony and Boston College Orchestra from the age of 13, and even won national competitions. In the year 1946, he turned out to be the first black performer to appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour. He also worked with the Episcopal St. Cyprian’s Church in Massachusetts as an active member.

Louis wrote and performed his own songs, and in the early 1950s went on tour, singing calypso songs, but then came under the influence of Elijah Mohammed through Malcom X, and converted into the Nation of Islam(NOI) in 1955, but having to renounce music on the orders of Elijah Muhammad. He subsequently moved quickly through the ranks to become assistant to Malcolm X in Boston, then minister when the latter was moved to Harlem, and when Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, national spokesman and representative, plus minister at the Harlem Mosque, where he served until 1975.

Farrakhan became a favourite of many: he initiated a new Nation of Islam in the late 1970s, which adhered to Elijah Muhammad’s teachings. He also started a newspaper “The Final Call”, that helped him to communicate his views to the people while he was preaching at the NOI. Farrakhan spoke on political and social issues in his new position. One of the most significant accomplishments of Farrakhan was organising the Million Man March in 1995 on Washington, D.C., in which over two million attendees participated. He subsequently supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign, but later withdrew his support in the opposition to US interference in the Arab Spring. Farrakhan’s influence has wained considerably in recent years.

In his personal life, Farrakhan went into wedlock with Khardijah Farrakhan, (Betsy Ross) in 1955. He dropped college right after his junior year to look after his wife and their first-born, and subsequently the couple went on to have nine children.

In the year 2006, Louis informed NOI members of his ill health, initially suffering from a peptic ulcer, which lead to major abdominal surgery in 2007, In October 2013 he suffered Aheart attack, due to which he had to give up public appearances for about two months.

 

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Trials of Muhammad Ali2013DocumentaryHimself
Reincarnated2012DocumentaryHimself
OnePeople: The Celebration2012DocumentaryLeader of the Nation of Islam
TV One on One2010TV SeriesHimself
Long Live the Spirit (of the Million Man March)2009Documentary
Hard Knock Life: An Astounding Chronicle of Life Behind Bars2007Video documentaryHimself - Host
Our Story Our Voice2007DocumentaryHimself (voice)
Tavis Smiley2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHimself
Journeys in Black2002TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Nation of Islam (segment "Who Killed Malcolm X?")
Everyman1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shadow of Hate1995Documentary shortHimself
Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X1994DocumentaryHimself
20/201994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
American Experience1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Introduces Elijah Muhammad, Sings
Black Journal1971-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Hate That Hate Produced1959TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice, as Louis X)
Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour1949TV SeriesHimself

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2006-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Nation of Islam / Himself - Nation of Islam (segment "Mike")
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-19752011DocumentaryHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Frontline2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Minister, Nation of Islam
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami2008TV MovieHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The Original Amateur Hour2005Video documentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself (as Minister Farrakhan)
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself (behind Malcolm X)
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself (as Minister Farrakhan)

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#Fact
1Father of Mustapha Farrakhan.
2Appeared on the compilation CD: "The Charmer is Louis Farrakhan Calpyso Favorites: 1953-1954"
3Was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2000.
4Converted to Orthodox Islam in 2000.
5The Spike Lee film, Get on the Bus (1996) was a fictional account of group of men taking a bus ride to Farrakahn's 1995 Million Man March.
6Held the Million Family March on 16 October 2000 in Washington, D.C.
7Reconciled in 1994 with Dr. Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, who had once believed that he somehow instigated the assassination of her husband.

#Quote
1These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength... It's the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting Lesbianism, homosexuality. It's wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!
2The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man.
3I am not the same man I was 35 years ago. And I hope that five years and ten years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.


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