Martin Luther King, Jr. Net Worth
Martin Luther King, Jr. net worth: Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, humanitarian, activist, and leader who had a net worth of $250 thousand. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in January 1929 and passed away in April 1968. He was a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and was best known for helping advance civil rights utilizing nonviolent civil disobedience. King led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and help to find the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. King also served as the first president of the SCLC. He helped led nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 that gained national attention. He also helped organize the March on Washington in 1963 and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965. King graduated from Morehouse College and Crozer Theological Seminary. He also earned his Ph.D. from Boston University. He was posthumously awarded a President Medal of Freedman and a Congressional Gold Medal. Starting in 1971, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established and it became a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at 39 years old when he was planned a national occupation of Washington, D.C. called the Poor People's Campaign.