Introduction

Kwame is an American politician and the former Mayor of Detroit from the year 2002 to 2008. He was also the Democratic State Representative in Michigan from the year 1997 to 2002.

He resigned as a Mayor in 2008 after being convicted for perjury and for obstructing justice. He was even sentenced to prison for four months and then he was freed after a 99 days probation period.

About Kwame

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As a mayor, Kwame said that he understood the city of Detroit because he was born and raised there. He was charged with numerous scandals including bribery. After he was jailed, Donald Trump pardoned him.

He had an extravagant lifestyle that included exotic spas, parties, costly wine, fine dining. He was alleged to have been found at a party full of strippers and this led to serious controversy.

Early Life And Family

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His mother Carolyn was a career politician and he was born in June 1970 to Bernard and Carolyn. He had completed his schooling in Detroit and graduated from Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

He even played football and later got married to Carlita in 1995. He has a law degree from Michigan State University. His father too was a basketball player and quite a politician himself. He has a sister Ayanna and a half-sister, Diarra.

His career And Major Milestones

He had campaigned for the United States Congress and became the State Representative of Michigan. He was the first African-American to have made it here. He was the youngest mayor because he was only 31 years old.

However, he used public funds for a personal lease settlement, and this created heavy controversy. He was voted as the Mayor for two terms. But, he claims that he has faced racism and has been called a Nigger many times during his political career.

A Few Things That You Did Not Know About Kwame Kilpatrick

A. In his Manoogian Mansion he was caught in a wild party with strippers and dancers. Apparently, his wife was away but she returned unexpectedly and violently attacked a stripper. Carlita later said that the stripper, Strawberry, was touching her husband inappropriately.

Later the exotic dancer was murdered, she was shot multiple times while she was sitting in her car with her boyfriend. It was to prevent her from testifying in court about the Manoogian Mansion party. Her family blames Kwame and his wife for the mishap.

B. He had an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, However, he rumored such news and said that it was rather hurtful. He said that it was demoralizing for her and the reporters should not comment on someone’s character without knowing her true self. He recalls that he has always been around strong women like his mother and aunt, and therefore he respects women a lot.

Net Worth

Kwame is believed to have a net worth of 11 million. His career was as a politician and his lifestyle was very extravagant. His income was estimated to be 174,000 million as a member of the House of Representatives.