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Rodney King Net Worth

Rodney King Net Worth is
$250 Thousand

Rodney King Biography

$250 Thousand: Rodney was an American who became well-known after having been involved with a LA Police Section (LAPD) brutality case in March 3, 1991. After having been chased by the LA cops through the San Fernando Valley, he was pitilessly beaten which triggered him brain harm and skull fractures. The function was filmed by a bystander which indicted the four officers. Nevertheless, these were acquitted which result in the


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Quick Facts

Full NameRodney King
Net Worth$250 Thousand
Date Of BirthApril 2, 1965
DiedJune 17, 2012, Colton, California, United States
Height1.91 m
ProfessionConstruction worker, Taxi driver
NationalityAmerican
SpouseCrystal Waters, Danetta King
ParentsOdessa King, Ronald King
MoviesBastards of the Party, Pimp: Even Players Must Praise Him
TV ShowsCelebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He was found dead at the bottom of the swimming pool at his home in Rialto, CA, on June 17, 2012. His death was the result of accidental drowning, although alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP found in his system were contributing factors.
2 Rodney Glen King was a motorist who, while videotaped by a by-stander George Holliday, was beaten by Los Angeles police officers during an arrest on March 3, 1991. King was kicked and hit 56 times with police batons and electrically shocked using Taser guns. In addition to the three officers personally involved, 24 other other law enforcement officers watched the beating. April 29, 1992, the officers were acquitted by a jury in a verdict that shocked much of the country. The verdict triggered massive rioting in Los Angeles which left hundreds of buildings severely damaged or destroyed and dozens dead. Then on August 4, a federal judge sentenced LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating King's civil rights. The other officers were not convicted and there was no rioting.
3 When the media referred to him as Rodney King, it was believed to be in error, as his friends and family usually referred to his as Glen (his middle name).
4 Has been arrested several times for drug infractions, violence, and motoring offenses since his infamous 1991 videotaped police beating.
5 Was awarded $3.8 million dollars because of excessive force when arrested in 1991.
6 Arrested in April 2003 for crashing his SUV while driving.


Quotes

#Quote
1 The trouble that they see me in is a part of my life that I'm working on.
2 When I leave here, when my final day on this earth is up, I want to leave in peace. I want to have peace in my heart.
3 Over the years, a lot of rappers - Lil' Wayne, Ice Cube - have used my name in their songs. I'm a real touchstone of history.
4 Anybody can get bigheaded once they know the seat cannot be pulled out from under them.
5 For a long time, sure, I was letting the pressure of being Rodney King get to me. It ain't easy. Even now, I walk into a place wondering, 'What people are thinking? Do they know who I am? What do they think about what happened? Do they blame me for the all those people who died?'
6 As a black man, you run from the cops. It's different now, but back when I was coming up, you run.
7 What I've learned to do is arrest my addiction - arrest it myself, so I don't get arrested.
8 I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.
9 As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.
10 Waking up sober is a good day. I love being able to wake up and do positive things, to go to the gym.
11 We wouldn't be as far along as a country if we didn't take on some of Martin Luther King's ways that he instilled in us.
12 I sometimes feel like I'm caught in a vice. Some people feel like I'm some kind of hero. Others hate me.
13 Nice guys just don't finish first in the music industry.
14 I had to learn to forgive. I couldn't sleep at night. I got ulcers. I had to let go, to let God deal with it. No one wants to be mad in their own house. I didn't want to be angry my whole life. It takes so much energy out of you to be mean.
15 I tell myself time heals. It really does.
16 People look at me like I should have been like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks. I should have seen life like that and stay out of trouble, and don't do this and don't do that. But it's hard to live up to some people's expectations.
17 It's not painful to relive it. I'm comfortable with my position in American history.
18 Obama, he wouldn't have been in office without what happened to me and a lot of black people before me. He would never have been in that situation, no doubt in my mind. He would get there eventually, but it would have been a lot longer. So I am glad for what I went through. It opened the doors for a lot of people.
19 It's happening right now... it's just not on film, it's not being recorded.
20 I'm a religious person. I remember my mom told me: 'Vengeance belongs to God. It's up to him to wreak vengeance.' It's hard for me to get to that point, but that's the work of God.
21 I know and value what it means to wake up and be alive and to share my story. I'm so blessed to be here and to be able to talk about it.
22 I don't see how you can grow as a world without being able to get along with people. So many people is hating out there and it's not making a difference.
23 I saw my hometown burning that day.
24 (in reaction to the riots) People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids?...It's just not right. It's not right. It's not, it's not going to change anything. We'll, we'll get our justice....Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we're all stuck here for a while. Let's try to work it out. Let's try to beat it. Let's try to beat it. Let's try to work it out.


Filmography

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dying 2 Meet U 2012 grateful acknowledgment

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riots, Remembrance and Rodney King Documentary post-production
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2012 TV Series Himself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots 2012 Documentary Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 2008-2010 TV Series Himself - Rehab Patient / Himself - Previous Rehab Patient
Sober House 2009 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1998 TV Series Himself
27th NAACP Image Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
American Justice 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rodney King Case: What the Jury Saw in California v. Powell 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Court TV News 1992 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself
The Double Conscious: Race & Rhetoric 2011 Video documentary Himself
N.W.A.: The World's Most Dangerous Group 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bastards of the Party 2005 Documentary Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself
Dark Blue 2002 Himself - Impaired Driver Bashed by LAPD Officers (uncredited)
Twilight: Los Angeles 2000 Himself
Malcolm X 1992 Himself - Impaired Driver Beaten by LAPD Officers (uncredited)
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