Black Thought
Black Thought
Celebrated Name: Black Thought
Real Name/Full Name: Tariq Luqmaan Trotter
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: October 3, 1971
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight:  73 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Michelle
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (N/A)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Black Thought Gay?: No
Profession: Rapper, Musician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $14 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Black Thought is also known by the name Tariq Luqmaan Trotter is a famous American rapper, and he is also the lead MC of the Philadelphia, known as The Roots. He has founded this organization with drummer Quest love. He has also worked in a few movies as a cameo actor. He is very much famous for his live performances and also for the multisyllabic rhyme schemes.

Maybe you know about Black Thought very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Black Thought’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Black Thought was known as Tariq Luqmaan Trotter when he was born. He was taken to Thomas and Cassandra Trotter, who was completed devoted to Islam and were the members of the Nation of Islam. As per the information, his father was murdered when he was one, and his mother was also killed while he was studying in high school. He completed his schooling from Philadelphia High School. He attended Millersville University to complete his graduation in journalism.

Personal Life

A very little is known about Black Thought’s personal life. As per the information, he married Michelle in 2010. She has given birth to their five children.

It is also heard that he had spent lots of time listening to Double T with graffiti around Philadelphia. He has also spent some of his time selling crack cocaine and then went to live with family in Detroit. He had also spent some of his time as one of two MCs in the group of The Square Root.

He had also been friends with drummer Ahmir, who is popularly known as Questlove and also had on the streets of Philadelphia and at talent shows as well.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 3, 1971, Black Thought is 52 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 73 kg.


Black Thought career was based on the group The Squares Roots, which was founded by him. Later after some years, he renamed the group as Roots and also released the newly named Organix in 1993.

He has starred in films, namely Bamboozled (2000) and many other films that came up in the year 2001. Some of his famous films include Perfume, Love Rome and Brooklyn Babylon. He also has numerous performances where he came in as a musical guest. This performance included Pimpas Paradise by Damian and many more famous productions.

As per the reports, he has recorded a solo album, which is named as the Masterpiece Threatre and it was released in 2001. After some time, he learned that the project wouldn’t contribute towards the Roots, so he decided to cancel this solo album.

Awards & Achievements

Black Thought was one of the most popular rappers with some of the most incredible achievements:-

He was the lead MC of the prevalent hip hop group The Roots.

Net Worth & Salary of Black Thought in 2024

Black Thought Net Worth
Black Thought Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of Black Thought is estimated to be around $13 million. He had earned most of this money by recording various songs for the group named as Roots. He is best known for his song. You Got Me released in 1999.

Black Thought is no doubt one of the most popular American rappers ever born. After suffering from such harsh conditions, losing both his parents at the age of one and then achieving such heights is something that every other individual should learn and aspire to. He is very much popular for his live performances and also for the multisyllabic rhyme schemes.


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