Boots Riley is a famous American rapper. He works for a band named The Coup which works out of Oakland, California. The band was formed in 1991 and a record label signed them in 1992 itself. They became quite famous soon after this.
Boots’ works tried to expose the exploitation and racism of the times. Boots is not only an artist. Whenever he gets time from his busy schedule, you can see him as an activist and he often talks about capitalism and social justice.
Boots has successfully completed 3 decades in the entertainment industry. He has also played the roles of a producer and a director.
Boots Riley Career And Net Worth
Boots Riley is a man of many talents and a wholesome entertainer. When Boots was only 20, he along with friend Eric Davis founded the band The Coup in 1992. Wild Pitch Records/EMI signed them and they released their first album in 1993. The name of the album was Kill My Landlord. Two songs out of this collection received play on BET and Yo!MTV Raps.
Boots is not only a musician. He is an actor as well. In 2008 he appeared as himself in the movie In Prison My Whole Life. He then acted in The Occupy Wall Street collaborative film in 2013 and Rope a Dope 2 in 2015.
However, his talents don’t stop at acting. He is also a director. He is currently occupied with directing his TV show Sorry to Bother You. He is also doing the story writing and music composition for the show.
After reading all this, you must have already guessed that his financial situation must be quite sound. His net worth is not public. But it’s anyone’s guess that he will be paid handsomely for his efforts and will be getting much more than the average salary of a usual film director which is 112K.
Boots Riley Married Status: Wife, Kids
Boots is undoubtedly a family man. His girlfriend’s name is Gabby La La. She is almost like his wife. We know that Boots and Gabby were dating each other before 2011 and since then they have been together. They have a son named Django Lang-Rile.
However, the rapper was married to another woman named Katja Hubbard earlier and Gabby is not the first woman in his life. Not many details about their relationship are available publicly. However, he has a son named Nicos Hubbard-Riley and a daughter named Alina Hubbard-Riley from that relationship. Boots has one more child, a girl named Xola Fischer-Riley. But there is no information available about her mother.
Boots Riley Bio: Age, Early Life, Education Details
Not many people know Boots’ real name, which is Raymond Lawrence Riley. He was born on 1st April 1971 in the city of Chicago in Illinois, USA.
Regarding his family, he had a rocky start in life. His parents separated when Boots’ was in high school. His mother left them and went to work in Saudi Arabia. Boots’ father raised him along with his brother in East Oakland. His brother’s name is Manuel. His father raised the two kids with the help of welfare checks. At the same time, he was also working his way to get a law degree from the Golden Gate University.
Despite the adverse situation at home, Boots managed to finish his school education and joined a college. He studied Film at San Francisco State University.
Boots is now 48 and due to his active lifestyle is still healthy. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a normal weight corresponding to his height.