Yusef Salaam: Wiki, Bio, Ethnicity, Net Worth, Age, Wife & more (2023)

Yusef Salaam biography

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Who is Yusef Salaam?

Yusef Salaam, an African-American man from Harlem, New York City, was falsely convicted of rape and attempted murder in the 1990 case involving the jogger in Central Park and given a 10-year prison term. Yusef Salaam was born in 1975. He became an activist after being freed and began sharing his stories.

Wikipedia Profile

Full NameYusef Salaam
Known AsYusef
Date of Birth 1975
Age48 years (As of 2023)
Birth PlaceNew York, United States
ProfessionMotivational Speaker, Author, Host, Actor
Current LocationAmerica
Yusef Salaam Wikipedia


What is the Ethnicity of Yusef Salaam? His ethnicity is Afro-American.


What is the age of Yusef Salaam? His current age is 48 years (As of 2023).

Educational Career

SchoolLocal High School
Alma MaterWill update
Highest QualificationGraduate
Yusef Salaam Educational Career

More About Yusef Salaam

Detective John Taglioni unjustly detained Salaam as a suspect in the Central Park jogger case in 1989; Wise was invited to assist Salaam, but the two of them were both interviewed as suspects. Following Donald Trump’s request for the death sentence to be resurrected, Salaam went a full day without eating, drinking, or sleeping, and his family received death threats. Despite the efforts of his counsel Bobby Burns (his mother’s divorce lawyer, who was unprepared for a criminal trial) and the attorneys for the other boys, he was found guilty and sentenced to 5–10 years in a juvenile prison facility.

He was released in 2002 after the verdict was overturned, and he was given $7.1 million in compensation for his time spent. He later began working for a telemarketing firm, and in 2016 President Barack Obama presented him with a lifetime achievement award. He ran for the New York City Council in 2023.

Height & Weight

Height5 feet 10 inches (approx)
Weight70 kg (approx)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Yusef Salaam Physical Appearance

What is the height of Yusef Salaam? He has an attractive physique and a lovely appearance and has a height of 5 feet 10 inches (approx) and a weight of 70 kg (approx).

Net Worth

What is the Net Worth of Yusef Salaam? His net worth is 3 M USD as of 2023.

Family, Marital Status, Wife

Marital StatusNot revealed
WifeNot revealed
Father / Mother Sharon Salaam (Mother)
ChildrenNot revealed
Yusef Salaam Family

Social Media

The social media links to his accounts in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube & Instagram are given below:

Likes & Dislikes

Favourite ActorHugh Jackman
Favourite ActressMargot Robbie
Favourite FoodAmerican Cuisine
Favourite Place France
Favourite ColorRed
Yusef Salaam Likes & Dislikes


Is Yusef Salaam a doctor?

Yusef is a doctorate. In the same year, Yusef got an honorary doctorate, and President Barack Obama presented him with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

What is Yusef Salaam doing now?

Yusef is currently a political advocate, serving on the board of the Innocence Project.

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