Korey Wise
Korey Wise
Real Name/Full Name Korey Wise
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Korey Wise
Birth Place: New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 July 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158.73 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Deloris Wise
Siblings: 1
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Criminal Justice Activist
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Korey Wise is an American activist by profession. He works as an activist for Criminal Justice. His name came into recognition after he was wrongly convicted for a case. There was even no proper evidence against it. Still, he was forced to suffer. A similar situation happened with him when he was just sixteen. He was falsely caught and charged for the case of central park jogger. Later he was accepted innocent.

Well, how well do you know about Korey Wise? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Korey Wise’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Korey Wise to date.

Biography and Early Life

Korey Wise has seen a tough and harsh early life. He was born on July 26, 1972. His birthplace was in New York, United States. There is no mention of details of his parents and siblings. He was just sixteen when he was falsely convicted of sexual abuse and assault case. He was first sent to attend Juvenile, and at the age of 21, he was shifted to adult jail. He had to suffer for nothing with four other teenagers.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Korey Wise in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Korey Wise’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 26 July 1972. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158.73 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Korey Wise has not taken proper education. Though he must have completed his early school education, there is no mention of the same. Before he could complete his studies, when he was accused of a rape case which was ultimately a false accusation, he was forced to suffer a lot for the same.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Korey Wise’s has been worse than anyone else. He had to live half of his life in jail for a crime he never committed. He is not married and decided to spend the rest of his life fighting for criminal justice. After Wise and his teenage friends were charged with the false rape case of a jogger, they were sent to jail. Korey Wise came out almost after fifteen years of imprisonment. He could not even take part in his sister’s funeral. The second most significant loss for him was he lost his childhood girlfriend when he was in jail.

Is Korey Wise Gay?

No, Korey Wise is not gay, and his sexual orientation is believed to be straight. Though he is not married, he had only one childhood relationship with a girl. But there is no report suggesting that he is gay.

Professional Career

Korey Wise has a professional career as an activist who works to ensure justice to criminals. One incident completely changed him and turned his life upside down. The incident took place on 19 April in the year 1989. The crime involved a rape case of a female jogger.

The real accused escaped from the corruption, and Korey Wise and his friends who were playing there were caught guilty. They were black people and hence were forced to accept being involved in the crime. They were made to give their statements in front of their parents and judge. Finally, they were sentenced to 10-15 years of imprisonment.

After getting out of jail, the real culprit was identified, and Korey Wise was proved innocent. But this did not change the fact that half of his was traumatized and destroyed because of false allegations. Currently, he is famous as a Criminal Justice Activist.


Korey Wise has not won any awards yet. But his life story was portrayed through a Netflix story, “When They See Us.” He is admired by many through his story. The series also became an Emmy Award winner.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Korey Wise in 2024

Korey Wise Net Worth
Korey Wise Net Worth

As of 2024, Korey Wise has a current net estimated net worth of $15 million. In 2014, he received $14 million as a lawsuit which was against the City of New York. His net worth was increased because of this lawsuit only.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Korey Wise has made a donation of $190,000 to the “The Korey Wise Innocence Project.” It was earlier known as the University of Colorado Law School Innocence Project.

Korey Wise is a name that everyone feels sorry about. He was too young to know about the crime that he was falsely accused of. He was forced to prove guilty to something that he has never committed. With such a miserable life, he never loses hope and bravely accepted his fate. Later this made him become an activist for criminal justice.


  1. Corey you are a true hero
    I saw your movie and i cried when i saw what you had to under go. May God be with you Corey.

  2. What a amazing person you are Korey
    Never let the justice system think they have one
    You deserve the utmost respect and love


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