Net Worth: $250 Thousand
- Source of Wealth Television, Other Businesses
- Age Deceased at 47 years old on 2012-06-17
- Birth Place Sacramento, California, United States
- Marital Status Widowed (Crystal Waters)
- Full Name Rodney Glen King III
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth April 2, 1965
- Ethnicity African American
- Occupation Reality TV Personality, Businessman
- Education Unknown
About Rodney King
Rodney was an American who became popular after having been involved in a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) brutality case on March 3, 1991. After having been chased by the Los Angeles police officers through the San Fernando Valley, he was pitilessly beaten which caused him brain damage and skull fractures. The event was filmed by a bystander which indicted the four officers. However, they were acquitted which lead to the rise of riots across Los Angeles thereby killing 55 people. It also caused a property damage amounting to $1 billion. Later on, the two officers were found guilty of violating the federal civil rights while the other two were acquitted. As compensation for the damages incurred, King was granted $3.8 million which he used to put up a hip-hop music label known today as the Straight Alta-Pazz Recording Company.
Since the incident twenty years ago, King had a number of violations with the law and he has appeared on the reality shows, “Sober House” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” which publicized his addiction struggles. His fiancée, Cynthia Kelly, found him dead in his swimming pool on June 17, 2012. The cause of death still unknown.
Earnings & Financial Data
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- Earnings 1994
Lawsuit Settlement 1994
Amount received from the City of Los Angeles as compensation of his beating by police officers in 1991