American businesswoman and activist, Alice Faye Williams was most popularly known as Afeni Shakur Davis. She was mother to famed American rap artist and actor, Tupac Shakur. She has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Shakur was born on January 10, 1947 in Lumberton, North Carolina to parents Rosa Belle and Walter Williams. While her mother was a homemaker and housewife, her father worked as a trucker.
She was married to Gust Davis in 2004 and was previously involved with partners, Lumumba Shakur from 1968-1971 and Mutulu Shakur from 1975-1982. She had two children, Tupac Shakur and Sekyiwa Shakur.
Williams changed her name to Afeni Shakur when she turned twenty-one in 1968. The name translates to “lover of people” and “thankful to god”. This year, she was based in Harlem, New York. She became a member of the far-left Black Panther Party where she was the Harlem chapter’s section leader. As a member of the party, she started mentoring new joinees like Cleo Silvers, Jamal Joseph and Dhoruba Bin-Wahad. She was also known to be working with Geronimo Pratt and Billy Garland.
As a part of the Black Panthers, she was arrested with her peers in 1969 for conspiring to carry out a series of bombings throughout New York City. She was actively involved in raising funds for bailing out other Black Panther members who were arrested. She decided to represent herself in front of the court and jury after readin History Will Absolve me by Fidel Castro. After a long trial lasting eight months, she and her partners were acquitted of all charges.
She gave birth to her son, Lesane Parish Cooks, popularly known as Tupac Amaru Shakur in 1971. Following Tupac’s death, she established the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation based in Georgia from the money raised from his albums. The organization gives programs centered around art for the youth. She also launched Amaru Entertainment, a company holding all of Tupac’s unreleased material. This was followed by launching Makaveli Branded, a fashion apparel line. All earnings from the brand go to Tupac’s charity.
She had also launched a record label titled, Amaru Records, that releases Tupac’s recordings that were not released to the public.
She was very proactive in travelling across the United States delivering lectures and making guest appearances. She was the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s 2007 commemoration for Black History month.
How much is Afeni Shakur Net Worth
Shakur’s profession as an activist in addition to her involvement in the music industry after her son’s death and posthumous earnings and philanthropy had earned her an estimated worth of $50 million US dollars.
Shakur was involved in an injunction with Death Row Record in 2007. The latter had sold Tupac’s unreleased material without consent which led to Shakur dragging them to federal court. She won the case against the record label and received her son’s 150 unreleased songs. She was active from 1965 until 2015. In 2016, she suffered a heart attack in her home in Sausalito, California and was pronounced dead when she was transported by paramedics to a hospital.