David Miscavige is the Chairman of the Board of RTC (Religious Technology Center). It controls the copyrights and trademarks of Scientology and Dianetics. He is the leader of the Church of Scientology. As a teenager, he has served as a deputy to L. Ron Hubbard, who was the church founder. He became the chairman of the board in 1987. There have been many allegations made on him. The allegation claims include humiliation of church staff, journalist harassment, forced separation of family members, and coercive fundraising practices. He has been described as “the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion”. The estimated net worth of David Miscavige is $55 million US dollars.
David Miscavige was born on April 30, 1960, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born to parents Loretta Miscavige and Ron Miscavige. He has got three other siblings and he grew up in Willingboro Township, New Jersey. He went to a high school in Marple Newtown. Miscavige used to play football and baseball. He was sent to visit a Scientologist by his father who got interested in Scientology.
He and had severe allergies and asthma as a child and that his ailments got cured after a Dianetics session. In 1971, his family joined Scientology and moved to England. At 12, he started conducting auditing sessions for Scientology. His family then returned to Philadelphia and Miscavige attended a local school. At the age of 16, he left his school and enrolled in the Sea Org in Clearwater, Florida. Following that, he joined Commodore’s Messenger Organization.
In 2007, David Miscavige married Michele Diane “Shelly” Miscavige, who too was a member of the Sea Org. His brother named Ronald Miscavige, Jr. was also an executive in the Sea Org. His twin sister named Denise Licciardi was recruited as an executive in Digital Lightwave by Bryan Zwan who is a major Scientology donor. David Miscavige maintains a good friendship with Tom Cruise. He was the best man in Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wedding.
In 1977 David Miscavige used to work as a cameraman in La Quinta, California for L. Ron Hubbard. He was then appointed to the CMO (Commodore’s Messenger Organization). In 1979, he became the head of the CMO. By 1980, he took full control of the organization. In 1982, he set up a new structure of the organization and released from personal liability. He created the Author Services Inc. and Religious Technology Center for managing the proceedings and intellectual property of Scientology.
At the same time, the Church of Spiritual Technology was created. In 1986, Hubbard died and Miscavige took control of the organization. Miscavige is currently the Chairman of the Board of the (RTC) Religious Technology Center. He is often being referred as “C.O.B.” or “DM”. In 2003, he initiated a strategy to build new Churches of Scientology all over the world. 38 new churches have been built in various locations including London, Madrid, Rome, New York, Paris, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Kaohsiung, Washington DC, and Berlin.
He has also created the “Super Power Building” or “Flag Building” which is the spiritual headquarters of Scientology. The building was inaugurated in November 2013.
David Miscavige was the youngest Scientology auditor. His other major achievements include the creation of Religious Technology Center and also by creating and inaugurating “Flag Building” aka “Super Power Building”.
How much is David Miscavige Net Worth in 2017
David Miscavige became interested in Scientology after his father asked him to meet a Scientologist. He was known as “12-year-old prodigy” by the church. He was youngest professional auditor in Scientology. Although Scientology has been known as a non-profit organization, Miscavige has gone on to accumulate good wealth. David Miscavige’s net worth is an estimated $55 million US dollars as of 2017.
He has held important posts in the Religious Technology Center and has made many reforms. He visited the US Internal Revenue Service which led to a two-year negotiating process and was granted as a nonprofit organization in the USA. He has remodeled or created many new Scientology churches in many cities of the world.
David Miscavige has been criticized by many including his own father. His family members quit Scientology one by one. He has expanded the organization despite facing criticisms, negative media reports, and legal proceedings.