Cornel West Biography, Age, Family, Wife, House, Salary, Net Worth, Books

By | March 23, 2024

Cornel West Biography

Cornel West is a, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual from the USA.

West was highly influenced by Richard Rorty’s neopragmatism at Princeton and the two sustained a close friendship and as workmates of West’s for many years after West’s graduation. The title of West’s dissertation was Ethics, Historicism, and the Marxist Tradition, which was later revisited and published under the title The Ethical Aspects of Marxist Thought.

Cornel West Age

West was given birth to as Cornel Ronald West in 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He is 67 years old as of June 2 2020.

Cornel West Family

He was born to Irene Rayshell, an EGUSD teacher and principal, and Clifton Louis West Jr., a then general contractor for the dorcate of Defense. He has a brother Clifton West. He is a grandson to the former pastor of the Tulsa Metropolitan Baptist Church Clifton L. West Sr.

In Elk Grove, California, an elementary school named after his mother “Irene B. West,”.

Cornel West Wives

He has had four marriages. His first wife, Hilda Holloman whom he married in 1977, Ramona Santiago was his second wife. The two were married from 1981 to 1986. In 1992, Cornel took in his third wife, Elleni Gebre Amlak and started his life with his fourth wife, Leslie Kotkin from 2016 until 2018 when they both walked their separate ways.

Cornel West Children

He is a father of two: Dilan Zeytun West and Clifton West.

Cornel West Net Worth

West’s net worth is estimated at $500 thousand, which he has accumulated from his profession as a philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual.

Cornel West Education

He completed high school at John F. Kennedy High School. He got admission at Harvard College in 1970, after finishing from high school, and learned from the philosophers Robert Nozick and Stanley Cavell. In 1973, West got a degree in Near Eastern languages and culture from Harvard magna cum laude. West entered Princeton University after finishing his undergraduate studies at Harvard, where he got a PhD degree in 1980, making him the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a PhD degree in philosophy.

Cornel West House

His house is situated in Princeton, New Jersey (NJ), in the USA. His home’s photos are not accessible due to privacy,

Cornel West Barack Obama

West has addressed lack of sufficient black leadership and how it makes black communities to question their political stamina to enforce change. Cornel West openly proposed Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, in 2008. In an April 2011 interview, West more so reversed his support for Obama, claiming that Obama is a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black muppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he is proud of the American killing machine. During an interview in November 2012, West said that he considered Obama a Rockefeller Republican in blackface.

Come 2011, with Tavis Smiley, his co-host on the Public Radio International program Smiley & West, West took part in a ‘Poverty Tour’. They made known the objective of the visit was to highlight the plight before the 2012 presidential election of the denied population of the US, whose candidates West and Smiley claimed had neglected the plight of the less privileged. In 2013, at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream address, West made a reference to Obama’s speech as contradicting and as pretty words that conceal bad deeds.

Cornel West Book

  •  1979 Black Theology and Marxist Thought
  • 1982 Prophesy Deliverance! An Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity
  •  1988 Post-Analytic Philosophy, edited with John Rajchman
  •  1989 The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism
  •  1991 Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life
  •  1991 The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought
  •  1993 Prophetic Thought in Postmodern Times: Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism
  •  1993 Race Matters
  •  1994 Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America
  •  1995 Jews and Blacks: A Dialogue on Race, Religion, and Culture in America
  •  1997 The Future of the Race
  •  1997 Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America
  •  1998 The War Against Parents: What We Can Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and Dads
  •  1998 The Future of American Progressivism
  •  2000 The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Century
  •  2004 Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
  •  2004 Commentary on The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions; see The Ultimate Matrix Collection
  •  2008 Hope on a Tightrope: Words & Wisdom
  •  2009 Brother West: Living & Loving Out Loud
  •  2012 The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
  •  2012 Pro+Agonist: The Art of Opposition
  • 2014 Black Prophetic Fire

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