Self-proclaimed Marxist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors apparently made a fortune from activism, to the tune of buying million-dollar properties in various locations. She bought four high-end properties for $3.2 million in the U.S. and scouted another multi-million-dollar property in the Bahamas.
Khan-Cullors bought a $1.4 million home near Malibu, California, which is a 2,370-square-foot home with “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows.” She also has a “custom ranch” in Conyers, Georgia that sits on 3.2 acres. The Georgia ranch is a three-bedroom, two-bath home with an indoor swimming pool, and a separate RV/airplane maintenance area. It also has a studio apartment above a private airplane hangar, in addition to the use of a 2,500-foot community runway for small airplanes. It was purchased for $415,000 in January 2020.
She also bought a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house in Inglewood, California for $510,000 in 2016. That purchase was followed by a 2018 transaction where she bought a four-bedroom house in South Los Angeles, which had 1,725 square feet and cost $590,000.
According to the New York Post, Khan-Cullors was looking at exclusive Bahamas properties which typically range in price between $5 million to $20 million.
Three of the houses were bought under Khan-Cullors’s name, while the Malibu house was purchased through a limited liability company under her control.
The head of the Black Lives Matter Greater New York City chapter, Hawk Newsome, publicly called for an investigation into how Khan-Cullors had millions of dollars to spend from activism. Newsome is not affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which funds the Black Lives Matter movement. He said, “If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes.” Newsome added, “It’s really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”
The Associated Press noted that a Black Lives Matter non-profit reported a $90 million donation haul in 2020, but other than that, not much is known about the movement’s secretive finances. Khan-Cullors has not been compensated by the movement, according to the Black Lives Matter Twitter account, but it does not explain how she could afford to buy four homes to the tune of millions of dollars.
It said, “Patrisse Cullors is the Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF). She serves in this role in a volunteer capacity and does not receive a salary or benefits.” The statement added, “Patrisse has received a total of $120,000 since the organization’s inception in 2013, for duties such as serving as spokesperson and engaging in political education work. Patrisse did not receive any compensation after 2019.”
The Black Lives Matter movement blamed “right-wing forces” for the controversy and claimed their opponents were “intent on reducing the support and influence of a movement.” It tried to distract the public and alleged that the controversy “continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against Black activists.”
Khan-Cullors signed with Warner Bros. Television Group in October 2020 to produce content for “black voices who have been historically marginalized.” It was a multi-year deal its net worth was not published.
Black Lives Matter Exposed has exposed the Black Lives Matter movement’s lack of transparency and accountability. The movement utilizes “dark money” organizations and funding to hide their activities, which, along with their finances, cannot be revealed indetail due to existing non-profit disclosure laws.