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Ta-Nehisi Coates Net Worth: Since Ta-Nehisi Coates is a popular author, he probably has his net worth in millions.

There is no official figure available regarding his exact net worth. He reportedly sold 1.5 Million copies of his book ‘Between World and Me’ which alone helped him earn $ 30 Million.

In addition, Coates sold his Brooklyn Brown state home for $ 2.1 Million in 2017. All reports suggest that he has been earning a good sum of money through his profession.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Wife – Kenyatta Matthews

Ta-Nehisi Coates is married to his wife Kenyatta Matthews. The pair met when Coates was attending Harvard University.

From their marriage, they have a son named Samori Maceo Paul Coates. Samori’s parents named him after the Mande Chief Samouri Ture.

Currently, Coates resides in Paris with his wife and son. However, he is planning to move back to the United States in the near future.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Wiki, His Bio


According to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Wiki page, he was born on September 30, 1975. Additionally, he was born in Baltimore, Maryland.

Here is a short Bio regarding Ta-Nehisi Coates’ early life and career:

Coates’ parents are William Paul “Paul” Coates and Cheryl Lynn. His mother worked as a teacher and his father was a Vietnam War veteran.

Coates has revealed that he developed interests in reading books at an early age. Moreover, his mother used to make him writer essays for bad behaviors. This sharpened his writing skills over child childhood year.

For his early schooling years, Coates attended multiple schools. He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and William H. Lemmel Middle School. Eventually, he graduated from Woodlawn High School.

Furthermore, for his higher level of education, Coates attended Howard University. He left the University as he was determined to begin his career in journalism.

His career in journalism began after he got a job as a reporter at ‘The Washington City Paper.’ He worked under David Carr who was his editor.

After successful few years, Coates began landing journalism works in several other publications. He worked for Philadelphia Weekly and also Time.

Eventually, Coates became one of the senior editors at The Atlantic. Since then, he has been a familiar name in the American journalism scene. Additionally, he has also made his name as a prominent author of recent times.

All About Author, Journalist-Ta-Nehisi Coates

Talking about his career as an author, Coates published ‘The Beautiful Struggle’; a memoir in 2008. In addition, he published his second book ‘Between the World and Me’ in July 2015.

Apart from his career in writing and journalism, Coates has also been part of multiple teaching projects. He served as the visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2012 and 2014.

In addition, he has also taught at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and New York University.

Currently, Coates is working on a number of projects. He is working on the television project ‘America in the King Years’ is set to air on HBO.

Coates has revealed that he is a feminist. Additionally, he is an atheist.

For his work as a writer and journalist, he has won the Hillman Prize and National Magazine Award. Furthermore, he is also the recipient of the George Polk Award and Eisner Award.