Colin Powell is a famous American politician, diplomat, and statesman. Colin Powell was the first African-American to hold very high positions. Continue reading to find the net worth of Colin Powell as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Colin Powell (Colin Luther Powell) was born on 5th April 1937 in Harlem, New York City, the US. Both parents were Jamaican immigrants of African and Scottish ancestry. His mother, Maud Arial (née McKoy) was a seamstress. His father, Luther Theophilus Powell was a shipping clerk.
Colin Powell was brought up in the South Bronx. He attended Morris High School (1954). Colin Powell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the City College of New York (1958). During his college life, Colin trained with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Later in 1971, Colin Powel earned his MBA degree from the George Washington University.
On 25th August 1962, Colin Powell and Alma Johnson married. They have three children named Annemarie Powell, Linda Powell, and Michael Powell.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After graduating from college, Colin Powell joined as the second lieutenant in the United States Army. During Colin’s second Vietnam tour (1968-1969) investigated My Lai massacre when US forces killed 300 civilians. Colin Powell served as a professional soldier in the United States Army for 35 years. Over the years of service, Colin Powell had held several positions commanding staff. His commitment, dedication, and excellence promoted Colin to the rank of General in the United States Army.
Colin Powell served as the White House fellowship under the former President of United States Richard Nixon (1972-1973). In the early 1980s, Colin Powell served at the Fort Carson, Colorado. In 1986, Colin Powel became the command of V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany.
Colin Powell held the position of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Powell held the position of National Security Advisor (1987-1989). Colin Powell served as the 65th Secretary of State under the former President of United States, George W. Bush (2001-2005).
Colin Powell received numerous badges and medals for his service in the United States Army. These included Air Medal, Army Staff Identification Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Purple Heart, the Bronze Medal, the Soldier’s Medal and others. Also, Colin Powell got Civilian honors and awards. Two most prestigious ones were the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medals of Freedom the Citizens Medal.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Colin Powell is $55 million. Colin Powell’s wealth comes from serving in several high positions in the US. Colin served in the US Army for 35 years retiring as four-star General. Following, he served as National Security Advisor, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and 65th Secretary of State.
As per the asset and earnings dated 2017, the market value of Colin Powell’s stock shares in Salesforce.com Inc is worth $4,700,000. His annual salary as an independent director of Salesforce.com Inc is $584,490.
Colin Powell has acknowledged his mentors in his autobiography, ‘My American Journey.’ Colin Powel mentioned in 2004 that it was unlikely Iraq having any weapons for mass destruction. In September 2006, Colin Powell joined Senate Republicans to improve the Guantanamo detention facilities.