Rev. Al Sharpton who is currently in South Africa hosting an MSNBC broadcast on the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela, confirmed to the NY Post the sale of his life story to his non-profit National Action Network.

NAN brought the rights for $531,000. Sharpton is the founder and president of the organization and is set to retire within the next couple of years.

Sharpton told the NY Post, “the idea for the deal came from two NAN board members, whom he would not name. He said they wanted to create a source of revenue for the civil-rights organization after he steps down in about a year”.