Billy Graham is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a South Baptist Minister. Back in the 1990’s, he was one of the leading preachers of Christianity. His sermons were also broadcasted on radio and television stations across the country. Here is a quick summary of Billy Graham’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Billy Graham Early Life
William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE, popularly known as “Billy Graham” was born on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born to his father, William Franking Graham Sr. and mother, Morrow Graham. He is the eldest of the four kids and grew near a family dairy farm in Charlotte.
Billy Graham attended Sharon High School, after graduating from high school, for further studies, Billy enrolled himself at Bob Jones College, Cleveland. Billy didn’t complete his education and left it after a few months. He then attended Florida Bible Institute and graduated with Bachelor Degree in Theology.
Billy Graham decided to commit his life to the Christ at age the of sixteen when he attended series of revival meetings in Charlotte by an evangelist, Mordecai Fowler Ham. He was baptized by the Church’s pastor in Silver Lake. Then, later he was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister in the St. John’s River Association.
Soon after that, he enrolled himself at the Wheaton College, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.
Billy Graham, married his classmate from the Wheaton College, Ruth Bell. Billy and Ruth got married when Billy was twenty-five years old. The couple lived a very happy life and together had five children. Ruth died in 2007, the couple was married for almost sixty-four years.
Billy Graham Career, Awards & Achievement
While attending the college, Billy became pastor of the United Gospel Tabernacle and also had other preaching engagements. Then he served briefly as the pastor of the first Baptist church in Western Springs Illinois. After that, he moved to Minnesota and served as the president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis.
Billy Graham started to get popularity across the country, and soon a famous religious group invited him to preach at their Los Angeles revival. It was truly magical and a large number of people emerged to witness the event. The event was supposed to be of few days, but the increasing number of audience pushed the organizers to stretch it for another five weeks. It was a very successful event for Billy.
After the World War II, Billy preached against the threat of Communism and made evangelism a non-threatening and helped people to overcome the fears of war and agony. This was the moment when people chose him as their leader as he provided them with comfort and helped them to choose the path of spirituality.
Billy Graham was one of the good friends of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and has supplied drastically to the civil rights moment. He held integrated crusades in the aftermath bombings of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church. He held evangelistic meetings in numerous college and university campuses across the country and also conducted several meetings in the United Kingdom.
Awards & Achievements
Billy Graham has a long list of awards to his name for his exceptional contribution to the betterment of humanity. One of his biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Freedom Award’ and also he was awarded ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’. Billy also received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’.
Net Worth of Billy Graham
The estimated net worth of Billy Graham is approximately $25 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to the betterment of the humanity and spreading spirituality and Christianity.
Billy Graham is one of the most sensational men of his time. He spent his entire life for the betterment of the humanity, by helping and comforting them in times of need. Currently, he is 99 and is almost at the end of his life, and Billy is proud of all his achievement in his life.