What is Ibram X. Kendi Net Worth?

Ibram X. Kendi net worth is US$ 1 Million as of Jan 2023.

Net WorthUS$ 1 Million
Born:August 13, 1982 (41 Years)
Full NameIbram Xolani Kendi
Height5′ 7”
Country of OriginThe US
Source of WealthTeaching, Writing, Anti-Racist Activism
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse (s)Sadiqa Kendi (M. 2013)
Children1 (Imani)
Famous ForBooks: The Black Campus Movement, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, How to Be an Antiracist


Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University. He also set up the BU Centre for Antiracist Research. Additionally, he is a New York Times best-seller and winner of the National Book Award as an author. His arduous and persistent research challenges the notion of a post-racial society and reveals American racism to readers. Kendi: The Black Campus Movement’s W.E.B. Award was given to Stamped from the Beginning.

Stamped from the Beginning, The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the Du Bois Book Prize, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. One of his pieces is Stamped. a guide against racism and a book. The New York Times lists both as its top-selling titles. For young adults, a new version of The Stamped from the Beginning has been written. It’s called ‘Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You’. ‘Antiracist Baby’ is his most recent work. It is a picture book and board book for young children and their parents. It is the independent book with the most sales. Kendi is a writer for The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He has contributed articles to publications such as The Root, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

Kendi has received fellowships and grants from the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, the Library of Congress, the National Academy of Education, and the American Historical Association.



The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972.


Received National Book Award for Nonfiction, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – National Book Foundation.


He was 15th most influential African American between 25 and 45 years old according to The Root 100.


Museum of African American History Living Legends award – The Garrison Silver Cup and MacArthur Fellowship, Published Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain.


Published book Goodnight Racism. New York: Kokila and How to Raise an Antiracist. New York: One World.

Early Life

Kendi Rogers was born on August 13, 1982, to middle-class parents Larry Rogers, a tax accountant, and Carol Rogers, a former business analyst for a healthcare services organization. His parents are now retired Methodist ministers. His older brother is Akil. Kendi went to private Christian schools in Queens from the third to the eighth grade. Kendi and his family relocated to Manassas, Virginia, in 1997. He attended John Bowne School as a freshman. He attended Stonewall Jackson High School for his final three years. He got his degree in 2000. Kendi graduated with a dual B.S. in 2005 from Florida A&M University in African American studies and magazine production.

In 2010, Kendi graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. and an M.A. “The Black Campus Movement: An Afrocentric Narrative History of the Struggle to Diversify Higher Education, 1965-1972” was the title of Kendi’s thesis. His mentor was Ama Mazama.


From 2008 to 2012, Kendi was an assistant professor of history at the State University of New York at Oneonta in the Department of Africana and Latino Studies, which is part of the history department. Kendi was an assistant professor of Africana Studies as well as at the history department at the University at Albany, SUNY, from 2012 to 2015. From 2013 to 2014, Kendi taught courses as a visiting assistant professor at Brown University. He worked at the University of Florida as an assistant professor in the African American Studies program of the history department from 2015 to 2017. In 2017, Kendi started working as a history and international relations professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C.

In September 2017, Kendi established the Antiracist Exploration and Strategy Centre at American College and right now fills in as its leader chief. Kendi agreed to relocate the Antiracist Research and Policy Centre at American University to Boston University, where he will be the founding director of the Boston University Centre for Antiracist Research when he accepted the position. Kendi was a Frances B. Cashin Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study during the academic year 2020–2021. Kendi has contributed essays to books and academic journals like The Journal of African American History, The Journal of Social History, and The Sixties: a publication that covers history, politics, and culture.

He is the author of six books:

  • The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • How to Be an Antiracist
  • STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You
  • Antiracist Baby
  • How to Raise an Antiracist

In 2022, Dr. Kendi published two books that quickly became New York Times bestsellers: How to Raise an Antiracist and Goodnight Racism, both picture books, which were illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc. How to Raise an Antiracist was praised by the Los Angeles Times for being an accessible and thoroughly researched book for educators, caregivers, and parents because it combined “his personal experience as a parent with his scholarly expertise in showing how racism affects every step of a child’s life.” The San Francisco Book Review called Goodnight Racism a “lovely goodnight prayer for children,” and Kirkus Reviews called it “an inspiring read to help realize dreams for a better future for all.”


  • Ibram X. Kendi was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant.
  • In 2016, Ibram X. Kendi won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning, which was published by Nation Books
  • Ibram X. Kendi founded The Emancipator with Bina Venkataraman of the Boston Globe in 2021
  • Professor Kendi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, and a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius Grant.”
  • Kendi was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Favourite Quotes from Ibram X. Kendi

Favourite Quote 1 from Ibram X. Kendi

“Individual behaviors can shape the success of individuals. But policies determine the success of groups. And it is racist power that creates the policies that cause racial inequities.”

– Ibram X. Kendi
Favourite Quote 2 from Ibram X. Kendi

“Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination.”

– Ibram X. Kendi
Favourite Quote 3 from Ibram X. Kendi

“What if we realized the best way to ensure an effective educational system is not by standardizing our curricula and tests but by standardizing the opportunities available to all students?”

– Ibram X. Kendi
Favourite Quote 4 from Ibram X. Kendi

“If there’s one thing we know about humans, it’s that most of us are followers. Looking for something to be part of to make us feel better about our own selfishness.”

– Ibram X. Kendi
Favourite Quote 5 from Ibram X. Kendi

“Black people are apparently responsible for calming the fears of violent cops in the way women are supposedly responsible for calming the s*xual desires of male rapists.”

– Ibram X. Kendi
Favourite Quote 6 from Ibram X. Kendi

“The good news is that racist and antiracist are not fixed identities. We can be racist one minute and antiracist the next. What we say about race, what we do about race, in each moment, determines what — not who — we are.”

– Ibram X. Kendi

Keys Life Lessons from Ibram X. Kendi

We now know everything about Ibram X. Kendi and his net worth. Let’s look at some of his lessons.

1. Envision goals through opposition

Visualizing our goals through opposition is another educational technique instructors might use from Kendi’s book. This mode uses the strength of concreteness to prevent our thinking from becoming too abstract or inconsistent, much like when we re-evaluate the labels we employ. He always contrasts his phrases with the reverse while defining them. He describes antiracism as being directed against racism in a variety of intersectional manifestations.

2. Anti-racism is the opposite of racism.

According to Dr. Kendi, “Once you understand what a racist idea and a racist policy are,” “you begin to realize there’s a fundamental contrast to that, and that contrast is not some sort of neutrality.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Ibram X. Kendi?

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Centre for Antiracist Research.

Does Ibram X. kendi Have Cancer?

At age 35, Dr. Kendi was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, a disease that disproportionately affects African Americans. The scholar of African American studies penned his most influential work while undergoing treatment for late-stage colorectal cancer. Later he got cured of Cancer.

Which Book is the Most Popular of Dr. Kendi Yet?

“How to Be an Antiracist” is Kendi’s most popular work thus far.


Dr. Kendi is one of the world’s best historians and leading antiracist scholars.  He has written thirteen books for adults and children, winning him a National Book Award. Among those books are nine New York Times bestsellers, five of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His books have been republished in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and in multiple languages. Kendi always talks and writes about anti-racism. He is always curious about teaching children in an attractive way about how to be Anti-racist.  Dr. Kendi was the youngest author to receive a National book award. He has fought with stage 4 colon cancer and survived it. He is still writing some books to inspire people in the world. His dream is to live in Anti-racist World.

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