Colin Powell Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height,  Awards, and Instagram

Colin Powell Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height,  Awards, and Instagram

Colin Powell Net Worth: Colin Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army who has a net worth $50 million.

Colin Powell earned his wealth through high priced appearance fees, book sales and speaking engagements after leaving the military.

 

Colin Powell Net Worth

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 04: Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks onstage at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Bio

Colin Luther Powell was Born  on April 5, 1937, in Harlem, New York, Colin Powell was the son of Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell.
He was raised in the South Bronx and educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from Morris High School in 1954 without any definite plans for where he wanted to go in life.
It was at City College of New York, where Powell studied geology, that he found his calling — in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
He soon became commander of his unit. This experience set him on a military career and gave him structure and direction in his life.After graduation in 1958, Powell was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Colin Powell met Alma Vivian Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama, and they married in 1962. The couple now has three children: son Michael, and daughters Linda and Annemarie.

That same year, he was one of 16,000 advisers sent to South Vietnam by President John F. Kennedy. In 1963, Powell was wounded by a punji-stick booby trap while patrolling the Vietnamese-Laotian border.

During this first tour of duty, he was awarded a Purple Heart and, a year later, a Bronze Star.

While on his second Vietnam tour of duty from 1968 to 1969, the 31-year-old Army major was given the assignment of investigating the My Lai massacre.

In this incident, more than 300 civilians were killed by U.S. Army forces. Colin Powell’s report seemed to refute the allegations of wrongdoing and stated,

“Relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent.” Also during this tour in Vietnam, Powell was injured in a helicopter crash.

Despite his injury, he managed to rescue his comrades from the burning helicopter, for which he was awarded the Soldier’s Medal. In all, Powell has received 11 military decorations, including the Legion of Merit.

Colin Powell Net Worth

Linda Powell and Colin Powell during “On Golden Pond” Opening Night on Broadway – Curtain Call and After Party at The Cort Theater and Blue Fin in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

Height and Weight

Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)

Awards

During this first tour of duty, he was awarded a Purple Heart and, a year later, a Bronze Star. While on his second Vietnam tour of duty from 1968 to 1969, the 31-year-old Army major was given the assignment of investigating the My Lai massacre.

Instagram

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Net Worth

Colin Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army who has an existing net worth of  $50 million by the year 2020.

 

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