Dr. Boyce is an American author, an economist, a social commentator and a political analyst. He was the former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Economic Research and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He was also a member of the Syracuse University’s finance faculty. If you want to know more about the life of Dr. Boyce, and what’s his net worth in 2020, keep reading this article.
Dr. Boyce Watkins’ Early Life
He was born on June 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky. His mother Robin Couch was a teen mother, and his father left them soon after he was born. But when Boyce was three years old, his mother married Larry Watkins, a young Vietnam veteran from Louisville.
When Boyce was in school, he was in a special education class, because his teachers thought that he wasn’t smart enough to go to college. In school, he was the captain of the school’s track team. And he used to work in many restaurants, like Taco Bell.
He managed to get a small scholarship from a group called “Black Achievers” and it paid for his tuition fees for the University of Kentucky. While he was at college, at his freshman year, his girlfriend gave birth to their child, during a winter break.
After the University of Kentucky, Boyce Watkins went to Indiana University to pursue his Ph.D.
Boyce Watkin’s Career
When he was a graduate student at the University of Kentucky, he started to involve in political activism. He wrote in his campus newspaper “The Kentucky Kernel” about the racism that he faced. He published his first book on a similar topic, a guide for the minority students, in 2004.
When he was the faculty affiliate at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, he advocated for the rights of college athletes. NCAA refused to compensate the college athletes, so he challenged them.
One more thing that he did was that he wrote a letter together with Russell Simmons to President Barack Obama to put an end to Ronald Reagan’s War on drugs. He managed to gather more than 175 signatures from celebrities, scholars, activist and business leaders. He also criticized “the most racist commercial in history” from the soft drink company Mountain Dew.
To this day he is very active on so many social media sites, where he discusses the social issues of America. He founded many websites like “Yourblackworld.net” and “FinancialJuneteenth.com”.
He was also a producer of two critically acclaimed documentaries “The Secrets of Black Financial Intelligence” and “Resurrecting Black Wall Street”.
He makes appearances in national media outlets like Fox News, NPR, CNN USA Today, where he advocates for social justice, education and economic empowerment. And he frequently contributes to TheLoop21.com and The Grio.
Awards and Achievements
When he was in college, the Wall Street Journal stated that he was the “Outstanding Graduating Senior” in finance. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers in Financial Activism. When he got his Ph.D. in Finance, in 2002, he was the only African American to earn it in the world. He founded the Black Business School, The Your Black World coalition, The Black Millionaires of Tomorrow program, The Black Wealth Bootcamp and the 48 Hour Business School.
Net Worth of Dr. Boyce Watkins 2020
The net worth of Dr. Boyce Watkins is estimated to be more than $7 million. A portion of his wealth came from his very successful commercial books. And other portion from his involvement in finance, his activism, and his websites. Also, from his work at the Syracuse University’s finance faculty, Center for European Research and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.