Combining his interest in politics with his love for music, Michael Fanti rose to celebrity status. As a part of crews “Beatnigs,” “Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy” & “Spearhead,” Michael amassed a worldwide fan following.
Continue reading and discover Michael’s net worth, siblings, and net worth. Moreover, get an exclusive scoop into his divorce and relationship with his second wife.
Michael Franti Bio — Birthday, Zodiac, Age
On 21st April 2020, Michael Franti celebrated his 53rd birthday. Courtesy of his DOB, the beloved musician owned Taurus for Zodiac sign.
Biological & Foster Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
A native of Oakland, Michael Franti inherited mixed ethnicity from his parents: Mary Lofy and Thomas Hopkins. While Thomas carried Native American and African-American roots, Mary owned Irish, Belgian and German genes.
Predicting Michael would face racism, Mary placed him for adoption. Finnish couple Carole Wisti and Charles Franti would eventually adopt Michael.
Via his foster parents, Michael became siblings with two brothers and two sisters: Rebecca, Sara, Dan, and Matthew.
Michael Franti Net Worth, Music, Business
Together with Rono Tse, Michael the group “Beatnigs” in 1986. Later, he founded the Jazz-centric rap collective “Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.”
Between 1994 and 2019, Michael dropped about 10 group projects including the critically acclaimed “Home.” Meanwhile, as a solo artist, he released albums “Live at Baobab” and “Passion.”
Beyond music, Michael began advocating for peace in the Middle East. What’s more, he established a yoga resort in Southern Bali, Thailand called “Soulshine.”
Per celebritynetworth.com, Michael Franti amassed $2 million in net worth.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Known for his signature long dreads, Michael Franti stands six feet and six inches in height. Additionally, he maintains around 91 kg weight.
Social Media Reach: IG, Twitter, FB
Active on social media, Michael Franti sported 204k followers on IG (as of April 2020). Furthermore, some 455k people followed his FB profile while the revered musician owned 84.1k followers on Twitter.
Michael Franti Divorce, First Wife, Son
Between 1998 and 2004, Michael Franti was married to Tara Franti-Rye. The pair had begun dating in 1994. Despite the divorce, they seemed to be in great terms. Michael once shared,
“She is still very much a part of my life and lives a couple of blocks away.”
From their marriage, Michael and his first wife Tara produce a son. They named him Ade who inspired the musician to become a Vegan.
Circa 2014, Ade was diagnosed with “Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis” — a kidney disease. Talking about his diagnosis, Michael once revealed:
“My son being diagnosed was the worst news I ever got in my whole life…we didn’t know if he could graduate from high school or what kind of life he was going to have. We don’t know where it’s going to go next, but he inspires me everyday.”
Michael Franti Married, Children, Second Wife
Besides Ade, Michael fathered two more children: Cappy and Taj. While Taj was born from his second marriage, the public seemed unaware as to who Cappy’s mom might be.
In January 2015, Michael popped the big question to then-girlfriend Sara Agah — an emergency room nurse & jewelry designer. Before they initiated dating, the duo were friends for three years. Moreover, Michael and Sara met a festival in Canada.
Michael and Sara shared their wedding vows in September 2015. Three years later, he and his second wife welcomed their first child. The married duo named the baby Ade.
September 2019 marked Michael and Sara’s fourth wedding anniversary. At the time, the pair seemed very much in love.
Last modified: April 23, 2020