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Reverend William Barber II
Real Name/Full Name William  Joseph Barber II
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Reverend William Barber II
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 August 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’0”
Weight: In Kilograms – 100 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – William J. Barber, Sr.
Mother – Eleanor Barber
Siblings: N/A
School: Plymouth High School
College: North Carolina Central University
Duke University
Drew University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Rebecca McLean (1987-present)
Kids/Children Name: 5
Profession: Protestant minister, political activist
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Reverend William Barber II is a popular protestant minister and a political activist. He is also the president and the senior lecturer at the Repairers of the Breach and also the co-chairman of the Poor People’s Campaign, which is a National Call for Moral Revival. Reverend William is a board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). During the inauguration of Joe Biden as the President of the United States of America, William was the one who preached during the interfaith prayer service.

Well, how well do you know about Reverend William Barber II? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Reverend William Barber II’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 Reverend William Barber II to date.

Biography and Early Life

His official names are William James Barber II, the son of Eleanor Barber and William J. Barber, Sr. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 30, 1963, and his family moved to North Carolina, Washington County when he was young.

His father Barber Sr. was a physics teacher while his mother worked as a secretary and an office manager at the same school. When he was 15 years old he was elected as the president of a local NAACP youth council. When he was in his early twenties, he was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis that has ever since affected his spine.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Reverend William Barber II in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Reverend William Barber II’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 30 August 1963. Though, he is 6’0” in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


He attended Plymouth High School where he was elected as the student body president. During his reign, he became the first president to serve for an entire year at the integrated school. After completing his high school education he went to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he was also elected the student president.

He graduated from NCCU in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He did not stop there as he enrolled in Duke University, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1989. In 2003, he received his doctorate in public policy and pastoral care from Drew University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Reverend William met the love of his life; Rebecca McLean in 1984 when she was a first-year student at NCCU. The two met during a presidential candidate campaign and they started dating thereafter. They dated for three years, finally tying the knot in 1987. Together the couple has been blessed with five children.

Is Reverend William Barber II Gay?

On the sexual orientation of the reverend, he is straight. There have never been any rumors stating otherwise, and he has been married to Rebecca for over three decades now, and together they are enjoying their married life. He is also a father to five children with his wife.

Professional Career

Reverend William started his activism activities after he was ordained as a minister of the gospel. In 2013, he used to lead regular civil-right protests in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was credited with the formation of a coalition between NCCU and other 93 advocacy groups from North Carolina in 2007.

He founded a non-profitable organization by the name of Repairers of the Breach in 2014. The main aim was to train and educate religious leaders as well as other leaders who in return would pursue policies and also organize strategies to educate the people about shared religious faith and their connections.

He has delivered his speeches and sermons on various national occasions with many praising his addresses. In 2016 he gave his speech during the Democratic National Convention. On January 20, 2021, William led the interfaith prayers during the inauguration of President Joe Biden as the President of the United States of America.

Apart from being a preacher, William is also credited for a couple of publications. These include Preaching Through Unexpected Pain, We Are Called To Be A Movement, Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation, and Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing, just to mention but a few. He stepped down as the president of NAACP in 2017 and he became the leader of the campaign by the name of Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival.


For his activism and fight for the poor, Reverend William has been the recipient of several awards over the years. These include the Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Esq Award, Thalheimer Award, Order of Long Leaf Pine Award, and the National NAACP Kelly M. Alexander Humanitarian Award. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Reverend William Barber II in ’2024’

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Reverend William Barber II Net Worth

Reverend William has successfully been able to accumulate wealth estimated to be worth $2 million as of 2024. He has made this from his salary as a minister of the gospel and also from the sale of his publications. Also, he has delivered speeches and sermons on different occasions and this adds to his worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • The reverend is a holder of an honorary doctorate from Occidental College.
  • He was arrested on May 30, 2017, during a protest that was over health care legislation. The arrest was made at the North Carolina State Legislative Building.
  • Together with other protesters, William was banned from entering the Legislative Building in 2017.
  • He was diagnosed with a spine condition called ankylosing spondylitis when he was still young and it has affected his spine to date.

Reverend William Barber became a leader at an early age when he was elected the president of a local NAACP youth group at the age of 15. He later became the student government president at the university before becoming a preacher. He has never been shy of expressing his views on the rights of the poor and the underprivileged in society. This has won him several accolades as an activist.



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