Who is Colin Powell and what is his net worth 2018? Colin Luther Powell is a former general in the United States Army. He has been rated as a four-star general. He is an American best known for his career in the army. Colin Powell was born on the 5th April 1937 in New York. He was born to Luther and Maud Powell. He was raised in South Bronx by his parents who were immigrants from Jamaica. He went to Morris high school and graduated in 1954.
He later graduated from the CITY College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in geology. Upon graduation, Colin Powell received a commission as an Army second lieutenant. The commission was due to his participation in the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) as he studied. Later he attended George Washington University and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Colin Powell has kept both his personal and relationship life a secret. The reason could be for security purposes considering his work and position.
Once he was commissioned, Powell attended basic training at Fort Benning. Later Powell was assigned as a platoon leader to 48 Infantry, West German. He was the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) 1962 to 1963’s adviser during their tour in Vietnam. In 1968, Powell attended a second Vietnam tour. This time around, he was America Division’s assistant chief of staff.
He was serving in the 23rd Infantry Division as a major. Powel served at Fort Carson, Colorado in the early 1980s. He then became senior military assistant to Caspar Weinberger who was the Secretary of Defense. Powel succeeded Robert Lewis ‘Sam’ Wetzel and took command of V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany. Between 1987 and 1989, he was both a lieutenant general and Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser. In April 1989, under the presidency of George H. W. Bush, Powell became a four-star general. He was the Commander-in-Chief, Forces Command.
Its headquarters are in Fort McPherson, Georgia. That same year, he became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell was 52 years old when he became the youngest officer, and first Afro-Caribbean American, to serve in that position. He was also the first JCS Chair who received his commission through ROTC.
Colin Powell Net Worth
Colin Powell career path to serve in the American Army has been a success. Throughout his working years, he earned real money. Colin Powell has an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Colin Powell has for a long time served in the US Army. He has gradually progressed as follows. He became the second-lieutenant on June 9, 1958. Before that, he was first lieutenant starting December 30, 1959. He was later made Captain on June 2, 1962, and then Major as of May 24, 1966. He also became Lieutenant colonel on July 9, 1970 and Colonel on February 1, 1976.
He became Brigadier general on June 1, 1979, Major-general on August 1, 1983, Lieutenant-general on March 26, 1986, and eventually General on April 4, 1989. Powell is the third general since World War II to reach four-star rank without ever serving as a division commander. The two before him are Alexander Haig and Dwight D. Eisenhower.