With the real name as Henry Alfred Kissinger, Henry is a well-known American diplomat who is also a political scientist. He has served the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor with high positions. Let us know something about his personal and professional life and get a little know-how about his net worth.
Born on 27th May 1923, Henry Kissinger is a Jew by birth. He was born with the name Heinz Alfred Kissinger in Furth, Bavaria, Germany. His parents, Louis Kissinger and Paula Stern Kissinger were a school teacher and homemaker respectively. They got this surname after Henry’s grandfather adopted it after the Bavarian spa town of Bad Kissingen. Henry really liked to play soccer in his childhood and later during his college days got a place in the college team as well. He even played for the club SpVgg Furth which was his favorite club and also one of the best of those times.
Later when his family moved to London, England from Germany Kissinger had to spend his life there. He was a hard worker since his childhood days and this could be known with the fact that he used to study in the night school and work in a brush factory during the daytime. In the year 1943 Kissinger was drafted to serve the U.S Army and this was the time when he had to leave his studies for the sake of his country.
In 1949 he married with Ann Fleischer and the couple had two children namely Elizabeth and David. Later they got divorced in 1964. After ten years from his divorce from Ann, Kissinger got remarried with Nancy Maginnes. They are together till date and live in Connecticut and New York.
Kissinger was a great political scientist who played a very important role in deciding the foreign policies of the United States. He was one the best diplomats and political scientists who were given some of the highest authorities under the presidential-ships of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. His notable work for negotiating the ceasefire in Vietnam leads him to get a worldwide recognition. It later managed him to be offered the Noble Peace Prize.
During his entire career, Kissinger has managed to grab a lot of awards and accolades. Some of them include the following:
• He was offered the Noble Peace Prize for his work on Paris Peace Accords which he declined.
• U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official
• Jefferson Awards
• Presidential Medal of Freedom
• National Book Award for his memoirs, The White House Years.
• Sylvanus Thayer Award at United States Military Academy at West Point.
• Israel’s President’s Medal.
• Henry A. Grunwald Award for Public Service by Lighthouse International.
• Theodore Roosevelt American Experience Award from the Union League Club of New York in 2009.
How much is Henry Kissinger Net Worth in 2017
Henry Kissinger has the net worth of around $22 million US dollars as of 2017. Being one the great American diplomat and political scientist he served the nation with many high positions and this has made him popular as well as rich both at the same time. Hard working since childhood, Kissinger worked laboriously to reach the respectable position
Henry although Jewish by religion and a German by nationality becomes a renowned political scientist of his time. This leads him to get some of the most reputed positions in under the presidents of his time. Whether it was about deciding the foreign policies of the country or making important political decisions, Kissinger was given a special place in the white house. This is the reason why Henry became an impactful person of his time.