Henry Kissinger is a famous American Statesman, Diplomat, and Political scientist. He is one of the best political advisors in the world. He served as the 56th United States Secretary of States and National Security Advisor in the period of President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Here is a quick summary of net worth, Career and achievements of Henry Kissinger in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Henry Alfred Kissinger was born in the year 1923, May 27. His place of birth is in Furth, Bavaria, Germany. Kissinger father name is Louis Kissinger, and he was a school teacher. His mother name is Paula Kissinger, and he was a housewife. He also has a younger brother, Walter Kissinger. He is a Jewish refugee who ran away from Nazi Germany with his family in 1938.
He did his high schooling from George Washington High School. He is a hard worker. During daytime, he worked in shaving brush factory and attends the school at night. After that he enrolled in the City College of New York, studying accounting. He received his AB degree summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in political science from Harvard College. Consequently, he received his MA and Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. In early 1943, His studies were interrupted when he joined the U.S. Army.
Kissinger gets married to Ann Fleischer in 1949, February 6, but due to some reason, they divorced in 1964. They had two children from his first marriage Elizabeth and David. David Kissinger is the head of Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s production company. In 30th March 1974, he again married to Nancy Maginnes and survived with her till present.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At the age of 20 years, he assigned to the 84th Infantry division on June 19, 1943. During World War II, Kissinger was put in charge of the administration of Krefeld City. He had established a civilian administration just within eight days. Due to this success, he was reassigned to the CIC (Counter Intelligence Crops). There he worked as a CIC Special Agent and hold the most prestigious rank of Sergeant.
Kissinger has a greater influence on U.S. foreign policy, that’s why Nelson Rockefeller of Republican Party appointed him as the foreign policy advisor for the presidential campaigns in 1960, 1964, and 1968. In 1968, Richard Nixon became the president of U.S. He appointed Kissinger as National Security Advisor.
Kissinger also served as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Kissinger played a vital role in the Vietnam War, Bangladesh War, and Yom Kippur War. During 1966 to 1976 he was sent as the diplomat of U.S. to China, Vietnam, India, Israel, Turkey, Chile, Argentina, Rhodesia, and Cuba. He also wrote many books.
Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were jointly awarded in Nobel Peace Prize for their peace work in Vietnam War. He donates him all prize money in charity. He received U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest public service, Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Book Award, Sylvanus Thayer award and Israel’s President’s Medal.
Net Worth & Earnings
Henry Alfred Kissinger dedicated his whole life to the U.S., and he is now at the age of 95 and still served for U.S. Kissinger worked at a remarkably higher position for the nation had made him rich too. His estimated net worth around $23 million.
Henry Kissinger gets a lot of love and respect from people in his life. The world knows him for his diplomacy, dedication, passion for nation and peace work. His hard work and dedication made him a better person. He defines the diplomacy in a better way.