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Mary Luana Williams Activist's Net Worth

sajju Published On Tue Feb 22 2022   Modified On Sun May 01 2022
Mary Luana Williams Activist's Net Worth

Mary Luana Williams is an American-based social activist and author who is best known as the adopted daughter of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden. She founded the Lost Boys Foundation.

Additionally, she wrote her book titled Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, published by Lee & Low Books in 2005. She also wrote The Lost Daughter: A Memoir about her life.

Early Life of Marry Luana Williams

Mary Luana "Lulu" Williams was born on October 13, 1967, in one of the cities in the United States of America. As per her Date of Birth, she belongs to Libra's birth sign. As she was born in the USA, Luana is an American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. She is the fifth daughter of her parents, Randy Williams and Mary Williams. Both of them were members of the Black Panther Party (BPP), an organization dedicated to stopping police brutality toward African-Americans and helping African Americans who lacked employment, education, and healthcare.

Luana's family lived at the heart of the movement in East Oakland, California, during the height of the Vietnam War, Race riots and the Civil Rights Movement, in an era Mary would later describe as "violent and frenzied." Her father was a captain within the Panthers' militaristic hierarchy and participated in the controversial Armed Citizens' Patrol, where Panthers would tail police and patrol neighborhoods, ready to defend any black people they saw being threatened by police.

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In 1970, Luana's father Randy and other Panthers witnessed several police officers arresting four black marijuana suspects, and they intervened, ambushing and wounding three of the officers before fleeing.

 Randy was apprehended, charged with assault with intent to murder and given a seven-year sentence at a Correctional Training Facility (CTF) near Soledad, California. At the time, Mary was four. Her mother was left to care for Luana and her five siblings, eventually becoming physically abusive while descending into alcoholism.

Adopted daughter

American actor Troy Garity, Fonda's biological son with activist Tom Hayden said that Mary is an adopted daughter in an interview. In 1982, she just came down to live with them at the age of 14, and they accepted her to live with them. 

Mary Luana Williams' adopted mother, Jane Fonda 

No adoption papers were made, and Luana just lived with the Fonda family for the rest of her adolescence and into young adulthood. They raised her along with their children, Vanessa Vadim and Troy, as one of their kids and made her a part of the Fonda family. It took time for her to transition to the affluence of Fonda's world.

Personal Life; Single, Dating, or Married?

It is quite difficult to tell whether Lulu is married or single, or in a relationship at the moment. It seems she is living a single life as there isn't any kind of information regarding her boyfriend or partner over the internet. Furthermore, her father, Randy, was arrested for the assault of murder and charged with a seven-year sentence at a Correctional Training Facility in California. She was just four when all this happened.

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Her mother tried looking after her children as a single mother. Eventually, she became physically abusive and got into alcoholism. One of her siblings ran away, while another turned to street prostitution. After that, she with her remaining siblings were signed up for Laurel Springs Children's Camp, a camp founded by Fonda. 

However, at the age of 14, she was raped by a man named David, who used to drive to pick her up and take her back to his home. Luckily she was able to tell about the incident happening to her where Jane helped her fight the situation and survive. 


Luana used to serve as a fund-raiser for the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta. In 2001, she left IRC to work with Sudanese refugees through her organization. Similarly, she founded the Lost Boys Foundation, which helped the lost boys of Sudan, who Sudan's wars and turbulence have displaced. 

Mary Luana Williams' memoir, The Lost Daughter

Besides, Mary wrote her book about the lost boys of Sudan, the children's book titled Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, which was published by Lee & Low Books in 2005. Moreover, she supported Barack Obama during the reelection of President of the United States in 2012, and she added that she was happy to see a Black man in the White House.

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Net Worth & Salary of Mary Luana Williams

The American social activist Mary Luana Williams has an estimated net worth of $300 thousand. Some sources say she earns around $32,000 per month and $8,000 per week as a salary.

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