Yusef Salaam (born in 1974) is an American Entrepreneur, Activist, Motivation Speaker, Leader, Author, Coach, Poet, and Thinker from New York, USA. Furthermore, he owned a company named Yusef Speaks. He is a supporter of black rights in the United States. Furthermore, his real birth name is Yusuf Abdus Salaam.
Trisha Meili Rape: Central Park Jogger Case & Matias Reyes
The 45-year-old is among the five convicts accused in the Central Park case of 1989. Other boys involved in the case are Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr., Korey Wise, and Kevin Richardson. However, the charges against them were assault, robbery, rape, and murder of Trisha Ellen Meili.
In fact, Trisha visited the park for jogging on April 9, 1989, around 9 p.m. Then, her body found naked covered with the mud and her blood in the park. A police officer saw her at that time. As per “The New York Times”, this is the most publicized incident in New York. Ms. Meili went to coma for 12 days and then lost her battle of life.
All the boys arrested in the case were teenagers. Then, the trial of the case started. Though, the rape kit and the DNA proves did not match with Yusef and his friends including Korey Wise. Still, Salaam faced prison punishment for six years.
Suddenly, he was free from all the charges. Matias Reyes (Serial Rapist) is the man behind the big criminal conspiracy. He is currently facing life imprisonment. Linda Fairstein was the prosecutor of the sex crimes in the Manhattan District Attorney office.
Yusuf, Kevin, Antron, and Raymond were falsely charged in the criminal case. Therefore, they demanded $250 Million from the city in lieu of the emotional stress and racial discrimination faced by them. Finally, the case settled by Mayor De Blasio for $40 Million in 2014.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
The Central Park Five famed Star, Yusef Salaam was born in 1974 in, New York, USA. Therefore, his present age is 45 years old, as of 2019.
However, no updates made about his mother, father, and siblings. Yusef finished his High School in New York City. He is an American Citizen and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity descent. Furthermore, Salaam follows the Islam religion.
This Central Park Jogger Case Accuser has also awarded the Doctorate degree in Humanities by God Ministries Alliance & Seminary in 2014.
Wedding, Spouse & Children
Yusef Salaam is living with his Wife, Son and Daughter in his residence at New York City. Meanwhile, he did not reveal his spouse and children details in the media.
Quick Info & Trivia
|Full Real Birth Name||Yusuf Abdus Salaam.|
|Profession||Leader, Author, Coach, Entrepreneur, Poet, Motivator, and Thinker.|
|In The News For||Falsely accused for the Central Park rape case of 1989.|
|Age (As of 2019)||45 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1974.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||New York, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Will Update.|
|Social Media Status||Instagram: @dr.yusefsalaam (56K followers).
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|Awards||1. Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities by God Ministries Alliance & Seminary (2014).
2. Barack Obama (Former US President) awarded him Lifetime Achievement Award (2016).
|Current Residence||New York, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 68 Kg.
Pounds: 150 lbs.
|Biceps Size||14 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||41-32-34.|
|Shoe Size (US)||9.|
|Tattoos details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father: Will update soon.
Mother: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Name Not Known.|
|Alma Mater||Will Update.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celeb||Actor: Hugh Jackman.
Actress: Margot Robbie.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Reading books, Traveling & Watching movies.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$2.1 Million US Dollars.|
|Salary, Earnings & Monthly Income||$170K USD.|
|Home Details||House in New York.|
|Email Address||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Yusef Salaam
- Wikipedia: Netflix show created on the case named “When They See Us”.
- In fact, Ethan Herisse played the role of teen Yusef. Actor Jharrel Jerome is featuring the character of Korey Wise in this biographical TV series.
- Additionally, the adult Salaam role portrayed by Chris Chalk.
- The two actors felt that it is a tough role for them.
- Moreover, Salaam convicted by the Manhattan District Attorney on 8th August 1990.
- Being innocent, he got $7.125 million US Dollars, as per the Michigan Law School.
- Money Factor: As per wealth information, Yusef Salaam Net worth is valued at $2.1 Million US Dollars.
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- A movie based on the incident “The Central Park Five” released in the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
- Moreover, Salaam gave several motivational speeches for the black community.
- He presented a speech in the Stony Brook University in 2016 during the Black History Month.
- The Former US President Obama gave him Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.