Afeni Shakur net worth: Afeni Shakur was an American philanthropist and ex-Black Panther who had a net worth of $50 million. Afeni Shakur is probably best known for being the mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Throughout her life, she was actively involved in music industry and philanthropy. One year after Tupac’s tragic death in 1996, she founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) and Amaru Entertainment with the money made from her son’s posthumous albums.
Ever since, the Georgia-based foundation provides art programs for young people, while Amaru Entertainment is the holding company for all Tupac’s unreleased material. In addition to these two foundations, Afeni also launched a fashion clothing line, Makaveli Branded, seven years after her son’s death. Established to keep Tupac’s legacy alive through fashion, Makaveli Branded donates a portion of each sale to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
Early in her life, Afeni Shakur was a member of the African-American revolutionary socialist organization, The Black Panther Party. She was accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of the organization and she acted as her own criminal defense attorney at the court hearings.
Tupac’s birth father was one of Afeni’s fellow former black panthers named Billy Garland. Afeni eventually married another black panther named Mutulu Shakur who became Tupac’s step-father.
On May 2, 2016, Afeni Shakur died of cardiac arrest (heart atrtack) at her home in Sausalito, California. She was a respected member of the music industry and a celebrated activist, philanthropist, and business woman. So far, there is no word on her funeral arrangements. Shakur took great lengths to protect Tupac’s money and legacy, and continues to do so after her death. She set up a trust that designates which relatives and charities receive the money from her estate and her son’s. Shakur made sure there would be no legal battles over Tupac’s fortune.
It’s unknown to the public exactly where Shakur lived or what kind of home she had, but she more than earned her net worth of $50.0 million, and her many philanthropies will be grateful for all her hard work.