Al Sharpton is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and radio talk show host; he has a net worth of $5 million. Al Sharpton has earned his net worth as host his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and his regular guest appearances on Fox News such as The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, and MSNBC. 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". Born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, he became a licensed and ordained Pentecostal minister by Bishop F.D. Washington at the age of nine.