Colin Luther Powell, more commonly known as Colin Powell is a famous American politician. Powell was a four-star general in the army of the United States of America back in his day. Born to Jamaican parents who moved to the United States in search of a better life, Colin sure has come a long way and has made a name for himself. Let’s have a close look on Colin Powell’s net worth in 2018.
Colin Powell Early Life
Colin Powell was born in the year of 1937 to parents who were Jamaican immigrants with a mixed racial heritage. Powell went to Morris High School. He graduated in the year 1954 and proceeded to attend City College of New York. In 1958, he got his Bachelor of Science degree in the subject of geology. When Colin was still in school, he worked at a baby furniture store. He even picked up some Jewish, while working with the Jewish customers. Powell went on to get his MBA degree, more than a decade later, from the George Washington University in 1971.
Colin Powell fell in love with Alma Johnson. Alma and Colin tied the knot in the month of August of the year 1962. They have three children, Michael, Annemarie and Linda Powell. Linda Powell works as an actress and their son Michael was the chairman of FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
A couple of years back in 2015, Colin Powell was under the media radar because a hacked email hinted on him being in a relationship with a Romanian.
Colin Powell Career, Awards & Achievement
Colin Powell served in the United States military as a soldier for thirty-five years. Over those three and a half decades, he held diverse commands as well as staff positions. Colin joined the Pershing Rifles, ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) during his college education. When he graduated, he became the second Army Lieutenant. Colin was sent to West Germany to the 48th Infantry, after completing his basic training at Fort Benning. He played a significant role in the Vietnam War, and was wounded during his first tour to Vietnam.
Colin mentions in his autobiography, ‘A Soldier’s Way; An Autobiography’ the horrors of the Vietnam War and states that he is still haunted by it. He has declared himself as a Republican and was the Secretary of State under the Bush administration. Colin also served the White House during the president ship of Richard Nixon. His several endeavours have made him a potential presidential candidate himself. He has written thirteen books in total, some of which include ‘My American Journey’, ’It Worked for Me; In Life and Relationship’, ‘Colin Powell; An American Hero Speaks Out’, ‘U.S. Defence Policy’ and ‘On Leadership’.
Awards & Achievement
Colin Powell has received several awards in his lifetime and has achieved way more than a person can comprehend.
Some of the awards that he has received are stated below:
• Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award.
• U.S. Senator John Heinz Award
• Spingarn Medal
• Presidential Medal of Freedom, twice
• Ronald Reagan Freedom Award
• Liberty Medal
• Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award
Net Worth of Colin Powell
Colin Powell has a net worth of $60 million. After retiring from the United States’ military, Colin earned his worth by charging extremely high prices for appearances, speaking at various events and also from his book sales.
Colin Powell was the first ever United States of America’s Secretary of State. He is a well-known politician who is a republican and is an ex four-star army general who also served as the National Security Advisor for two years from 1987-1989.