Martin Luther King Jr. | Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wealth, Death Reason, Relationship, Family, Education, Facts, Wiki.

Martin Luther King Jr biography

About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and an influential social activist who led the civil rights movement during the mid-1950s in America.

King’s actual name was Michael King Jr. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia of the US on January 15th, 1929. He was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his immense contribution and leadership in a successful campaign to end African Americans’ segregation in most parts of America, all the while promoting the nonviolent tactics inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.

He was assassinated in 1968 on the 4th of April. He was merely 39 years of age when one of the most influential people in the history of mankind was shot dead.

Educational Qualification

Martin was fortunate to have been born into an educated extended family. He received a good education from a young age in a public school in Atlanta, and later joined the Booker T. Washington high school where he excelled at an exceptional rate.

He skipped both the 9th and 10th grades and entered Morehouse College at the tender age of 15. He received his graduation in Bachelor’s in arts and sociology from the college.

Later, he attended Crozer Theological Seminary for Bachelor in Divinity. By the age of just 25 years, King completed his Ph.D. and earned the degree in 1955.

Family, Parents, & Siblings

King’s family was a well-educated extended family. In his direct family, there were 5 members. King’s father is Martin Luther King Sr. – his actual name was Michael King.

He was an Afro-American Baptist pastor and also an early figure in the civil rights movement. King’s mother is Alberta Williams King.

She was also an influential person at the church, who was also shot dead just six years after the assassination of King. King’s older sister was Christine King Farris and he had a younger brother Alfred Daniel Williams King.

Wife & Children

Martin Luther King Jr. was married to American author and activist Coretta Scott in 1953. They have four children – two sons in Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King and two daughters in Yolanda King and Bernice King.

Coretta experienced deterioration in her health condition in the later stages of her life and succumb to it and died in 2006.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Wealth

During his working years at the church, King merely made around 10000 US dollars a year which is equivalent to $58,000 USD as of 2018 according to

He also opted to donate all the $54,600 Noble Peace prize money worth around $430,000 to the rights movement.

Following his death, his family had to depend on people’s support and generosity for survival.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Name: Martin Luther King Jr.

Full Real Name: Michael King Jr.

Country: USA

Nationality: American

Profession:  Minister and activist

Age: 39 (at the time of death)

Height: 1.69 m / 5 feet and 7 inches

Weight: N/A

Body measurements: N/A

Religion: Roman catholic

Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Birth (Birthday): Jan 15, 1929

Net Worth: N/A

Education Qualification: BA in sociology, Bachelor of Divinity, Crozer Theological Seminary (BDiv)

School/College: Morehouse College and Boston University (Ph.D.)

Father Name: Martin Luther King Sr.

Mother Name: Alberta Williams King

Brother Name: Alfred Daniel Williams King

Sister Name: Christine King Farris

Martial status: Married

Relationship status: Married

Girlfriend Name: N/A

Wife Name:   Coretta Scott

Children/Kids: 4

Son Name: Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King

Daughter Name: Yolanda King, Bernice King

Facts: He won the 1964 Noble peace prize for his dedication and contribution to civil rights which he duly returns all the money to the rights movement itself.

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