What is Patrisse Khan-Cullors' net worth? BLM co-founder slammed for buying $1.4M home in white LA community
'Patrisse Khan Cullors taking hypocrisy to a whole new level,' said a user
Social activist, author and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and the hashtag that was first created in 2013 after the killing of Trayvon Martin has found herself in hot water yet again. This was after news broke about her recent purchase, a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles' rustic and semi-remote Topanga Canyon, which is predominantly a white community.
The BLM movement's reach is incredible, it grew massively after the killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the summer of 2020. Donations for the movement poured in, in waves, and following immense pressure, the organization was forced to reveal the amount of money they had raised. They faced immense criticism for their lack of transparency about their finances and BLM finally opened their books to reveal to the Associated Press that they raised $900 million.
Who is Patrisse Khan-Cullors?
Khan-Cullors along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi started the BLM community in 2013. The 37-year old is a UCLA and USC graduate and she married the founder of BLM, Toronto, and amateur boxer Janaya Khan five years ago. She is also the author of 'When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir' in 2018. Her website describes her as an artist, author, educator, and abolitionist working towards "challenging social concepts and reframing our nation’s intercultural dialog - one medium at a time."
Khan-Cullors has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize 2021. She was also named by TIME 100 as the 100 most influential people last year and BLM has been recognized as the "largest movement in US history". Patrisse is also the Faculty Director of Arizona’s Prescott College, a new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program, which she developed nesting a curriculum focused on the intersection of art, social justice, and community organizing that is first of its kind in the nation. In 2020, Patrisse signed an overall production deal with Warner Brothers, where she intends to continue to uplift Black stories, talent, and creators that will continue to transform the world of art and culture.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors' $1.4 million house
Khan-Cullors' new home is a 15-minute drive from The Commons at Calabasas and the compound spans about one-quarter of an acre. The 2,400 square feet home has three bedrooms and two baths in the main house and a separate one-bed/one-bath apartment capable of hosting guests long-term with a private entry and a living room with a kitchenette.
According to Dirt, the property is enveloped by trees and rugged mountains and the backyard has a covered patio for alfresco dining, a small deck, and a tiny freestanding cabin best suited as a home office, meditation retreat, or art studio.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and BLM have been blamed for benefitting from tragedy
BLM is one of the most recognized movements but they haven't been devoid of name-calling and many questions have been raised about their operations. They have also been blamed for benefitting off of Black tragedy for financial gains over the Internet especially after unarmed Michael Brown Jr was killed in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.
Michael Brown Sr had requested $20 million from BLM to fund Ferguson protests and activists, programs, and services. It was also revealed that he had received only $500 from any BLM affiliated group since his son's death despite being a community activist.
The purchase of Cullors's new home has resulted in more backlash and it's mainly focused on her as the other two founders have stepped away from the movement due to differences in opinion over running the organization.
What is Patrisse Khan-Cullors net worth?
People have been questioning how Khan-Cullors is spending so much money for her new home since her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
"Patrisse Khan Cullors taking hypocrisy to a whole new level," read a tweet. "Now, where did the money come from to buy a $1.4 million home, oh yes, of course, donations to BLM," wrote another. "Patrisse Khan-Cullors a co-founder of BLM has just bought a $1.4 million property in Topanga Canyon an expensive area near Los Angeles. It's a white area that is less than 2% black. She's an avowed Marist who wants the abolition of capitalism. #PatrisseKhan-Cullors, set up for life," read another tweet. "BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors magically found $1.4m down the back of her sofa to buy a house in 88.2% white neighborhood near Malibu. Not bad for a black Marxist," another Twitter user noted.
Patrisse Khan Cullors taking hypocrisy to a whole new level. https://t.co/wBH3oN7mTK— Made in Devon 63 🇬🇧🏴🇮🇹 (@made_63) April 10, 2021
Patrisse Khan-Cullors a co-founder of BLM has just bought a $1.4 million property in Topanga Canyon an expensive area near Los Angeles. It's a white area that is less than 2% black. She's an avowed Marist who wants the abolition of capitalism.https://t.co/6n2juuCbIL— David Atherton (@DaveAtherton20) April 10, 2021
BLM cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors magically found $1.4m down the back of her sofa to buy a house in 88.2% white neighbourhood near Mailibu. Not bad for a black Marxist.— WE (@WE23807454) April 10, 2021