Rubin Carter Net Worth

Rubin Carter Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rubin Carter net worth is
$500 Thousand

Rubin Carter Wiki Biography

Rubin Carter was born on the 6th May 1937, in Clifton, New Jersey USA, and was a professional middleweight boxer, best known for being wrongfully convicted of murder, and 20 years later released after a habeas corpus petition. He significantly increased his net worth thanks to his boxing skills. Carter’s career started in 1961 and ended in 1966.He passed away in April 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rubin Carter was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rubin Carter’s net worth was as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career as a boxer. In addition to fighting in the ring, Carter was later an executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, and also wrote his autobiography.

Rubin Carter Net Worth $500,000

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was born the fourth of seven children, and he had a problematic youth. When he was 11, Carter was sent to juvenile prison after stabbing a man, and later he joined the Army in 1954. Rubin spent some time in basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and then ended in West Germany where began boxing for the US Army. After being labelled unfit for the army, Rubin was discharged in 1956, and back home he continued with his violent behavior, and was sentenced to prison for two muggings.

Carter started his boxing career in 1961 after his release from the jail. Although he was shorter than the average middleweight boxer, he spent all of his pro career boxing in this category. Rubin earned the nickname “Hurricane” thanks to his punching power and aggressive style, often finishing fights with early knockouts. By 1963, Carter had become one of the top boxers in his category, and he challenged rivals such as Florentino Fernandez, Holley Mims, Gomeo Brennan, and George Benton.

In 1964, at his peak, Carter fought Joey Giardello for the championship title, but after starting well in the early rounds, Gardiello took control and won with judges awarding him a unanimous decision. Carter’s career started declining from that point, and he never reached these heights again. He finished his career with 27 wins, 12 losses, and one draw, (8 KOs and 11 TKOs).

In June 1966, two black males entered the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey, and started shooting, killing two people instantly while one victim died a month later due to injuries. Rubin Carter and John Artis were arrested a half hour after the shooting because they drove a similar car to the attackers. Soon after, a .32 calibre gun and a 12-gauge shotgun were found in Carter’s car – the same weapons were used in the shooting.

At first, the witnesses didn’t identify them as the murderers, and they were released, but after several months, eyewitness Alfred Bello told the police that Carter and Artis were the attackers, and after the trial in 1967 – the pair were sentenced to life in prison. After spending almost 20 years in jail, and after two re-trials and many appeals, Carter was finally released in November 1985 as a 48 years old man. Bob Dylan wrote a song about him called “Hurricane” (1975), and Denzel Washington played Carter in the movie “The Hurricane” (1999).

Regarding his personal life, Rubin Carter was married to Mae Thelma Basket from 1963 to 1976 when she divorced him after learning that Carter was unfaithful; they had two children together. Carter found that he had terminal prostate cancer in 2012, and he died two years later in Toronto.

Full NameRubin Carter
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of BirthMay 6, 1937
Place Of BirthClifton, New Jersey, United States
Height1.73 m
Weight71 kg
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
SpouseMae Thelma (m. 1963–1984)
MoviesThe Hurricane, 45 Fantastic Fights of the Century, Bob Dylan: Revealed
1Fu-Man Chu Mustache and beard
2Shaved head
3Extremely muscular build
4Panther design on his robe
1To live in a world where truth matters and justice - however late - really happens, that world would be heaven enough for us all.
2Prison is the lowest level of human existence, without being dead. Being able to overcome that, that's the miraculous nature of every human being. It is great, absolutely fantastic.
3[on preparations for producing 'The Hurricane'] Denzel Washington was only an actor doing his most to sell himself for a role he wanted, but my feelings, my likeness , sitting across that table, showed me how far I had come from self-hatred to the love of self. What a wonderful experience that was.
4Hatred and bitterness and anger only consume the vessel that contains them. It doesn't hurt another soul. If I were to allow myself to continue to feel that anger and the bitterness of being a victim, I never would have survived prison itself. Prison can deal with anger, prison can deal with hatred, because prison is about all those things.
5When I went to prison in 1966, that was it for me as far as prizefighting was concerned. I was fighting for my life, not for a prize in the ring, and not with boxing gloves and referees. I was fighting for my life in the absolute dungeon called Trenton State Prison.
6Hate made me a prisoner but love set me free.
1Defeated future World Boxing Association World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis.
2Defeated by Rocky Rivero in his last fight.
3His autobiography was published in 1974.
4Bob Dylan's song "The Hurricane" was about him.
5Released on November 7, 1985 when a judge ruled he had been wrongfully imprisioned.
6Sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three men in 1967. He claimed he was innocent.
7Boxer, author and public speaker.


The Hurricane1999book "The 16th Round"


Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal2012DocumentaryHimself
Bob Dylan Revealed2011DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2011TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Bob Dylan 1975-1981: Rolling Thunder and the Gospel Years2006Video documentaryHimself
Spotlight on Location: Hurricane2001Video documentary shortHimself
Politically Incorrect2000TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
60 Minutes1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Prisoner (segment "Cop Killer")
American Justice1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Renaldo and Clara1978Himself
Fight of the Week1962-1963TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Hurricane1999Himself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2000USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Hurricane (1999)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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