Famous American political scientist and diplomat Henry Kissinger is famous for serving as United States Secretary of State. Let’s have a close look on The Former National security Adviser Henry Kissinger’s net worth in 2019.
Kissinger was born on 27th May 1923 in Fürth, a city in the Bavaria region of Germany. His father Louis Kissinger was a teacher and mother Paula, who belongs to a wealthy family was a housewife. He likes to study bible from his childhood. He hated war and shed a lot of tears for the died soldiers.
An avid soccer fan Henry was regularly abused by Nazi youth, a local gang. He was shy and always have a love for books in childhood. He studied at the local Jewish school and was very good at studies.
When he was only 15 years old, his family went to Germany. When they are back to the country, they lost all their wealth. To support his family Kissinger worked at a shaving brush factory. He joined New York’s George Washington High School and was one of the best students there. After his graduation, he joined City College of New York to learn accountancy in 1940.
Kissinger joined the Army in World War II. He wrote the book Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy after completing his doctorate, which made him very famous in the academic circles. After that, he joined the White House as special advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and he advised them on foreign policy.
He was favorite to all and became the National Security Advisor from 1969 to 1975. Later he became Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He became the chairman of the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America in the year 1983.
Awards & Achievements
In 1973, Kissinger got the Nobel Peace Prize along with Le Duc Tho for asking the government to remove the forces from Vietnam. In the same year, he got U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for his public service. In the year 1976, Harlem Globetrotters gave him their honorary membership.
President Gerald Ford gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He won the National Book Award in History in the year 1980. He became the Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the year 1995. He was awarded to United States Military Acadamy at West Point with Sylvanus Thayer Award in 2000.
He also got Israel’s Presidential Medal in 2012. The very next year he got Henry A. Grunwald Award for his service to the public.
Net Worth of Henry Kissinger
A diplomat who served at various high positions for the nation had made him very rich too. Though details about his salary is not enclosed anywhere but it is known that his estimated net worth right now is around $22 million.
His first wife was Ann Fleischer. The duo did not bound too well and divorced in 1964. They had 2 children. After that Henry married Nancy Maginnes.