Bell Hooks’ net worth: Gloria Jean Watkins was an American author, feminist, professor, and social activist. Bell Hooks’ net worth is estimated to be around $10 million at the time of her death. We have estimated Bell Hooks’ net worth, salary, money, income, and assets.
|Name||Gloria Jean Watkins|
December 15, 2021
|Date of birth||September 25, 1952|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Bell Hooks Died
Internationally recognized, bell hooks were considered one of the biggest names in black feminism in the world.
Black feminist writer bell hooks died today (15), aged 69. The American intellectual had been sick for some time and died at her home in Berea, surrounded by relatives and friends. The passing of bell hooks was disclosed by her niece Ebony Motley, in a press release.
Glory Jean Watkins (her registered name) was born on September 25, 1952, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the fourth child of 7 siblings. The name “bell hooks” was inspired by her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks. The lowercase letter is a personal position of the author who seeks to focus on the content of her writing and not on her person.
For bell hooks, education was liberating. No wonder, one of her theoretical references was the Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire. In the book “Feminist Theory: From the Edge to the Center”, she reports that she grew up in a patriarchal family and that she had to challenge her father’s belief (and her mother’s fear) that “studying too hard did not ‘fit’ with the interests of a real woman”.
Her first book “And Am I Not a Woman? Black Women and Feminism” was published in 1981. During her career, she has published over 40 books, including essays, poetry, and children’s books. Among the themes dealt with in her work, feminism, racism, culture, gender roles, love and spirituality stand out.
Master in English from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Wisconsin, bell hooks attended segregated childhood schools. In 2004, the author returned to her home state of Kentucky to teach at the University of Berea. In 2010, the institution opened the Bell Hooks Institute, which houses its collection of African-American art, personal objects, and copies of books published in other languages. The collection has been visited by historical youth feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Emma Watson.