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Age: 61
Al Sharpton at age 61
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Al Sharpton at age 57
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3, 1954
New York City, NY
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3, 1954 (age 68)
New York City, NY


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.

Before Fame

He was enrolled for two years at Brooklyn College before quitting. He later became James Brown's tour manager. 


He ran for Senate, then attempted to run for President in 2004.

Family Life

His father left his mother for her half-sister in 1963, forcing her to become a single mother. He was married to Kathy Jordan from 1980 to 2004. He has two daughters named Ashley and Dominique.

Associated With

In 2007 he was engaged in a public feud with atheist writer Christopher Hitchens in defense of his Christian beliefs.