Richest CelebritiesAuthors
Net Worth:
$500 Thousand
Date of Birth:
Dec 15, 1936 - Oct 4, 1974 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:
Writer, Author
United States of America
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Donald Goines Net Worth: Donald Goines was an African-American writer who had a net worth of $500 thousand. Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan in December 1936 and passed away in October 1974. Goines wrote urban fiction and his novels were greatly influenced by the work of Iceberg Slim. Goines lied about his age and joined the Air Force at 15 years old. He fought in the Korean War and developed a heroin addiction. He was sent to prison many times for crimes including pimping and theft to support his addiction. While serving in Michigan's Jackson Penitentiary Goines started writing. He wrote at an accelerated pace to support his drug addictions and to avoid committing crimes. His novels include Dopefiend, Whoreson, Black Gangster, Street Players, White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief, Black Girl Lost, Eldorado Red, Swamp Man, Never Die Alone, Cry Revenge, Daddy Cool, and Inner City Hoodlum. He also authored the four part Kenyatta series under the pseudonym Al C. Clark. His book Crime Partners was turned into a movie in 2001 and his 2004 book Never Die Alone was released in 2004 and starred DMX. Donald Goines and his common-law wife passed away on October 21, 1974 as a result of a homicide. Goines was 37 years old.

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