Willie Wilson is an American Businessman and Politician. He is also well known as a Perennial Candidate from Chicago, Illinois, who has run unsuccessfully for multiple elected offices.
Willie recently came into the spotlight, announcing the $1 million gas giveaway to the people of Chicago. Wilson achieved much recognition and appreciation for his act.
Let’s take a glimpse and Closer look at his life!
Willie Lee Wilson was born on 16 June 1948 in Gilbert, Louisiana, United States Of America. His father was a sharecropper and farmer in Louisiana. He spent most of his time in Louisiana. Also, he lived in Miami and New York before settling in Chicago in 1965.
The American businessman is married to Janette Wilson, and they have two sons named Omar and Terrell Wilson. Wilson’s son Omar, who was involved in drugs and gang dealings, was shot and killed at age 20.
He is also claimed to have an alienated son named Mario Shannon from his ex Linda Shannon. He is not in contact with Linda and Mario but sends the School fees and other expenses to them.
Willie completed his education till seventh grade. Later, he received his degree of Doctor of Divinity from Mount Carmel Theological Seminary. Moreover, he received a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Chicago Baptist Institute International.
We researched Wilson’s educational background and academic details but could not find them on the Internet. We will update the content as soon we find more information about his educational background.
Willie left his home and started working at age 13, with 20 cents per hour in the cotton and sugar cane fields, as he was not from a wealthy background.
Later, he worked in McDonald’s, where he used to mop the floor, clean the tables, and flip the hamburgers. Later, with his efforts and hard work, he got promoted to the store manager position. And last, he owned five franchises of McDonald’s. Since that, his career has evolved and given him pretty huge success. Willie owned several McDonald’s franchises and Restaurants but sold them at reasonable prices.
Wilson currently owns Omar Medical Supplies, which imports and distributes latex gloves, safety gear, and other medical supplies and equipment and exports them worldwide. His company is one of the most significant wholesalers of plastic gloves and clinical equipment.
Owing to his strong entrepreneurial mindset, he also produces a National Gospel Music Television Program named Singsation, which won Midwest Emmy Award in 2012.
His Political Career
Willie took part as a candidate for Mayor of Chicago in 2015 and a Democratic Candidate for President in 2016. Later, he again participated as the candidate for Mayor of Illinois in 2019 but lost the general election.
Later in 2020, he participated in elections for the U.S. Senate, representing Illinois in 2020, but lost in the general election. He was a part of the Democratic Party until 2020, but now he has his own political party named Willie Wilson Party.
Date Of Birth
16 June 1948
Place Of Birth
Gilbert, Louisiana, USA
5’11” (180 cm)
85 KG (187 lbs.)
His Net Worth
The Net Worth of Willie is estimated to be around $25 million. Wilson’s primary income source is his business and political career.
Wilson lives a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. He owns a few properties in Chicago, including his grand house. He also owns a Mercedes, Chevrolet, and a Cadillac Escalade.
His Philanthropic Activities
Wilson is known for his significant financial support to Churches, Community organizations, even before he stepped into Politics. He assisted many people in meeting bail requirements and reparations of descendants of Enslaved Africans.
Willie announced to donate $1 million in Illinois for food and gas in May 2022, with a partnership with Cermak Fresh Markets and Pete’s Markets.
The philanthropist also gave $80,000 for groceries to the people of Chicago.
His Social Media Presence
People are looking for ways to connect with Wilson, so he is available on social media platforms. Willie is socially very active and regularly posts on social media handles. He mainly promotes his political career, which includes election posts and other details. He has few official accounts on social media platforms.
No other official social media accounts of him are available.
Willie is a remarkable American businessman and politician. Wilson helped various people with his assistance. He himself is an example who rose from poverty to wealth. His hard work paid him off. He is a politician, and while not a successful one, he doesn’t wish to retire anytime soon.