David Miscavige is the Church of Scientology’s leader from America who controls the copyrights and trademarks of Scientology and Dianetics. He is the Chairman of the Board of RTC (Religious Technology Center). In the beginning, Miscavige worked as a deputy to L. Ron Hubbard, who was the founder of the church. There are many allegations against him, but he has denied all of them. Here is a quick summary of David Miscavige’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
David Miscavige Early Life
David Miscavige is the son of Ron Miscavige and Loretta Miscavige, who was born on April 30, 1960, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Willingboro Township, New Jersey.
When he was young, Miscavige suffered from allergies and asthma. He used to play football and baseball. In 1971, his family joined the Church of Scientology.
David Miscavige has been married to Michele Diane “Shelly” Miscavige. His wife is also a member of Sea Org. However, since August 2007, she has not appeared in public and has been reported to fill several vacancies without the permission of her husband. David is close to Tom Cruise and was the best man at Cruise’s wedding.
Miscavige likes skeet shooting and has got many other hobbies. He has been accused of many illegal practices in the Church of Scientology. There have been many articles published about him in the St. Petersburg Times. Despite the accusations, he has rarely spoken on the subject to any press.
David Miscavige Career
When he was 12 years old, David Miscavige used to conduct auditing sessions in Scientology. At 16, he left his school and became a member of the Sea Org. In there, he used to deliver telexes, taking photographs, grounds keeping, and food service. Following that, he became a member of Commodore’s Messenger Organization.
In 1977, he became the cameraman for the Scientology training films by L. Ron Hubbard. Two years later, he went on to become the head of Commodore’s Messenger Organization (CMO). By 1980, he used to take control of CMO, after Hubbard stopped attending the events of the organization.
He then became in-charge of various other services including financial affairs. In 1982, Miscavige created the Religious Technology Center and Author Service Inc. This also led to the creation of the Church of Spiritual Technology. Following the death of Hubbard in 1986, he became the head of Scientology organization.
Miscavige is today the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center. He then created or remodeled churches in many countries across the world. He also led in the formation of Flat Building, which is the spiritual headquarter of Scientology.
Awards & Achievements
One of the biggest career achievements of David Miscavige is to be the leader of the Church of Scientology. He has not won an award in his career. He is also the youngest auditor of Scientology in the world. He has successfully created the Religious Technology Center and also in inaugurating the Super Power Building.
Net Worth of David Miscavige
David Miscavige’s estimated net worth is more than $62 million. The leader of the Church of Scientology started his career from a very young age and was also given the title of the “youngest Scientology auditor.” He has successfully created the Religious Technology Center and Flat Building. In his career, Miscavige has made many efforts to increase Scientology and has also created churches in many other countries. However, his organization has not been regarded as a non-profit organization and has been accused of exempting taxes.
David Miscavige is one of the most popular church leaders in the world. There are a number of allegations made against him but, he has denied most of the claims. He continues to be the most popular person in the Church of Scientology despite his family members has left Scientology.