Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and Executive Director for 6 years, resigned on Thursday.
She cited leaving to focus on a book and TV deal.
However, her departure comes at a time of increasing controversy over the finances of the group, and her personal wealth. Property records show her purchasing 4 luxury homes for over $3 million.
Her organization took in over $90 million following the George Floyd incident. It ended 2020 with more than $60 million, spending 1/4 of its assets on operating expenses and grants to other organizations.
Critics have questioned why more money is not going to families and other causes.