Buzz Aldrin Net Worth

Buzz Aldrin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. net worth is
$10 Million

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. Wiki Biography

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. was born on 20 January 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey USA, of German, Scottish and Swedish ancestry. Buzz is an engineer and former astronaut, best known to be one of the first two men to land on the moon in 1969, an achievement he shares with Neil Armstrong. He is also a former US Air Force officer and all his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Buzz Aldrin? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a prestigious military and NASA career. After his success in the military, he was given the chance to be an astronaut. He’s also appeared in television shows and films, and all of these have helped ensure his wealth.

Buzz Aldrin Net Worth $10 Million

Aldrin’s father was a military man, and Buzz, after matriculating from Montclair High School, he would turn down an offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to join the military and attend West Point. His nickname came from his sister mispronouncing brother as buzzer and later he would legally change his name to Buzz. He graduated from West Point with a degree in mechanical engineering, but then became a jet fighter pilot and served during the Korean War with the rank of Second Lieutenant and flew 66 combat missions. After the war, he became an instructor at Nellis Air Force Base, and then an aide at the United States Air Force Academy. His education within the military continued with his completion of Squadron Officer School, and he would later become a flight commander. Eventually, he attended MIT for graduate studies, completing a Dsc degree in Astronautics, and was later selected to become an astronaut.

When Buzz joined NASA during 1963, he was a part of the third group of Astronauts. They were assigned to be the backup crew for Gemini 9 and then later he became the pilot of Gemini 12. He was then selected to be a part of Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong, becoming the second man to walk on the moon, and the first person to urinate on the moon. He originally wanted to be the first man to walk on the moon, but many factors, including the fact that Neil Armstrong was the commander, decided otherwise. He held a religious ceremony on the moon, taking communion. Later on he would come to disagree with his actions, informing others that the moon landing was meant for all mankind and all religions.

Buzz left NASA in 1971 and became the Commandant of the US Air Force Test Pilot School, but a year later retired.

After retirement he published an autobiography “Return to Earth”, and also “Magnificent Desolation”. He subsequently co-authored many books and talked about clinical depression and alcoholism. There was a computer game named after him and it was entitled “Buzz Aldrin’s Race Into Space”. He also did voice work for programs “Futurama” and “The Simpsons”. He appeared in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, and also made appearances in “Space Brothers” and “Big Bang Theory”.

For his personal life, Buzz has been married three times, firstly to Joan Archer(1954-74) and they had three children. The second marriage was with Beverly Zile(1975-78), and the third to Lois Driggs Cannon in 1988 which ended in divorce during 2012. He has a grandson from one of his daughters. He commented on the death of fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, stating that he had hoped that they would be together on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but it was not meant to be.

Full NameBuzz Aldrin
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1930
Place Of BirthMontclair, New Jersey USA
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionAmerican engineer, Former astronaut, Lunar module pilot on Apollo 11
EducationMontclair High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States Military Academy, B.S.
SpouseLois Driggs Cannon (m. 1988–2012), Beverly Van Zile (m. 1975–1978), Joan Archer (m. 1954–1974)
ChildrenAndrew Aldrin, Janice Aldrin, James Aldrin
ParentsMarion Moon, Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.
SiblingsFay Ann Aldrin
AwardsOutstanding Unit Award, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NominationsColonel, USAF, Commandant of the US Air Force Test Pilot School
Movies“Futurama” (2011), “The Simpsons” (1994), " Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1997),
TV Shows“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011), “Space Brothers” (2012), “Big Bang Theory” (2012), Dancing with the Stars (2010)
1[on Robin Williams] I regarded Robin Williams as a friend and fellow sufferer. His passing is a great loss. The torment of depression and the complications of addiction that accompany it affect millions, including myself and family members before me - my grandfather committed suicide before I was born and my mother the year before I went to the moon - along with hundreds of veterans who come to a similar fate each year. As individuals and as a nation we need to be compassionate and supportive of all who suffer and give them the resources to face life. Robin Williams RIP.
2The torment of depression and the complications of addiction that accompany it affect millions, including myself and family members before me - my grandfather committed suicide before I was born and my mother the year before I went to the moon - along with hundreds of veterans who come to a similar fate each year," Aldrin wrote. "As individuals and as a nation we need to be compassionate and supportive of all who suffer and give them the resources to face life.
3Mars is there, waiting to be reached.
4I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.
5We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.
6There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
7[on why no famous photos were taken of Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 landing on the moon] As the sequence of lunar operations evolved, Neil had the camera most of the time, and the majority of pictures taken on the moon that include an astronaut are of me. It wasn't until we were back on Earth and in the lunar receiving laboratory looking over the pictures that we realized there were few pictures of Neil. My fault, perhaps, but we had never simulated this in our training.
8[on joining Neil Armstrong in first walk on the moon, 20 July 1969] Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation!
1Wrote a 2009 memoir "Magnificent Desolation," telling in detail his problems after his return from the moon with divorce, drinking, depression, and despair and checking into rehab in 1975 where he started the long climb back to sobriety and hope.
2His nickname "Buzz" originated in childhood. The younger of his two older sisters mispronounced 'brother' as 'buzzer', which was then shortened to 'Buzz'.
3Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California on January 14, 1993.
4Jokingly credited in Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970) as actor, writer and makeup artist.
5Honorary member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
6Flew twice for NASA. Once on the first manned lunar expedition Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins and once on Gemini 12 with Jim Lovell, the last Gemini mission. On the historic Apollo 11 mission, the lunar module was Eagle and the command module was Columbia.
7In 2007, at age 77, he underwent plastic surgery for a face-lift. Claims that being subjected to countless bouts of G-force as a fighter pilot and astronaut caused his jowls to sag prematurely.
8Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2007 for his services to enterprise and space (inaugural election). Official induction ceremonies held in May 2008.
9His Swedish ancestors were blacksmiths who emigrated to America from the province Värmland in Sweden.
10Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Recipient, Technical Achievment Award (1995) "NASA, First live television broadcast from the Moon" (1969).
11Moonwalker. Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 11, making him the second man to walk on the Moon.
12Had his first name legally changed to "Buzz" in 1979.
13Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
14Astronaut, second man on the moon.


Tom Green Live2014TV Series
The Big Bang Theory2012TV SeriesBuzz Aldrin
Uchû kyôdai2012Buzz Aldrin
Mass Effect 32012Video GameStargazer (voice)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Buzz Aldrin
Let Lorenzo2011ShortTire Husband
30 Rock2010TV SeriesBuzz Aldrin
The Holmes Show2002TV SeriesBottom Billy
Apollo 111996TV MovieRev. Woodruff
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesBuzz Aldrin
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990Bayer Team Leader / Himself
The Fall Guy1985TV Series
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble1976TV MovieBuzz Aldrin


The Wonder of It All2007Documentary archive stills
The CapeTV Series technical consultant - 1 episode, 1997 technical advisor - 1 episode, 1996
Apollo 111996TV Movie technical advisor


Return to Earth1976TV Movie book - as Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr.


Passage to Mars2016Documentary special thanks


The Colbert Report2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Sabrina Parisi Awards & Fashion Facts2012TV SeriesHimself
Icon News2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Futurama2011TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyle Magazine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
National Memorial Day Parade2011TV MovieHimself
BMW:Activate the Future2011TV Series documentary
The Traveler's Guide to Life2011TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear USA2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Top Chef2010TV SeriesHimself
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2010TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
Live for the Moment2010TV MovieHimself - special guest
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Reaching Tranquility: The 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing2009Documentary shortHimself
The Apollo Years2009VideoHimself
Texas Monthly Talks2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Price Is Right2009TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The Third Foot (An Interview with Buzz Aldrin)2009Video documentaryHimself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008-2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 12
NASA: Triumph and Tragedy2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Apollo Astronaut / Himself - Apollo 11
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
Moonshot2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Today1994-2009TV SeriesHimself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club2009Video documentaryHimself
La méthode Cauet2008TV SeriesHimself
Wisdom2008Video documentaryHimself
Naked Science2008TV Series documentaryHimself - NASA Apollo XI Astronaut
New Heroes of Comedy2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008Himself
Moon Machines2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Secrets of the Moon Landings2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mars Rising2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Astronaut
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimself
The Wonder of It All2007DocumentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2007TV SeriesHimself
Happy Hour2007TV SeriesHimself
In the Shadow of the Moon2007DocumentaryHimself
Numb3rs2006TV SeriesHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest / Himself
CNN Future Summit: World in Motion2006TV MovieHimself
Apollo 11: The Untold Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Explorers: From the Titanic to the Moon2006DocumentaryHimself
Did We Go?2005Video documentaryHimself
Brave Old Army Team2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHimself
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
First on the Moon: The Untold Story2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street2005TV SeriesHimself
What Goes Up2005ShortHimself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Lunar Module Pilot: Apollo 11
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon2003Video documentaryHimself
The Truth Behind the Moon Landings2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Da Ali G Show2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Former Astronaut
Opération lune2002TV MovieHimself
Rocket Science2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Korean War Stories2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
2001 World Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Himself
Space Detectives2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
L'odyssée de la survie1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Odyssey of Survival1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Recess1999TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1999TV SeriesHimself
Walking on the Moon: Real Time Apollo1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Moonshot - the Spirit of 691999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
Style & Substance1998TV SeriesHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1997TV SeriesHimself
Trekkies1997DocumentaryHimself - Astronaut
Destination: Mars1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!1996TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The Frank Skinner Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHimself
Moon Shot1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Astronaut
The Society of Operating Cameramen: Lifetime Achievement Awards1994VideoHimself
The Tribute: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & Skylab1993Video documentaryHimself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Other Side of the Moon1990DocumentaryHimself
Head of the Class1989TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball1989TV MovieHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Na sowas!1986TV SeriesHimself
Punky Brewster1986TV SeriesHimself
Science Fiction Film Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Break the Bank1976TV SeriesHimself
This Week1973TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Moonwalk One1970DocumentaryHimself
The 12th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Special Gold Logie Winner
Apollo XI Landing1969TV MovieHimself - Apollo 11 LMP
Kuustudio1969TV MovieHimself
The University2016DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Passage to Mars2016DocumentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything2016TV SeriesHimself
Ancient Aliens2010-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Astronaut
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Surprise Appearance
Hell's Kitchen2016TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jorden runt på 6 steg2015TV SeriesHimself
Bryan Blue Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself
Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks2015ShortHimself
Nova2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Gemini and Apollo astronaut
Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Saturn V Story2014Documentary
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2014TV SeriesHimself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself - Grand Marshal
Generation Astronaut2013TV MovieHimself - Judge
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
The Frost Interview2013TV SeriesHimself
Click Online2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The Big Brain Theory2013TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHimself
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot
Fox News2012TV SeriesHimself
One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happening Now2012TV SeriesHimself
National Memorial Day Parade2012TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

les aventures d'archives2016post-productionHimself
NASA's Unexplained Files2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Apollo Astronaut / Himself - Astronaut and Author
The NASA Moon and Mars Landing Hoaxes2015Video documentary shortHimself - Apollo 11 (uncredited)
Flat Earth: The Biggest Lie of All2015Video documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 LMP (uncredited)
Flat Earth Proof2015TV SeriesHimself
The Flat Earth Conspiracy2014Video documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr.)
9x10 novanta2014DocumentaryHimself (segment "Tubiolo e la luna") (uncredited)
Horizon2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut, Apollo 11
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
Here I Stand2012DocumentaryHimself
Apollo Zero2009DocumentaryHimself - Gemini 12 Pilot, Apollo 11 LMP (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin)
40 Years on the Moon2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 23rd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Nova2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut / Himself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
California's Gold2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Mars Rising2007TV Series documentaryHimself
MoonFaker2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut
Tank on the Moon2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Astronaut (segment "First Man") / Himself - Former Astronaut (segment "The Power of Positive Speaking")
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond2005Video documentaryHimself - NASA Astronaut
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHimself
Sea of Silence2003Himself (uncredited)
Failure Is Not an Option2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Days That Shook the World2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Apollo11 Astronaut
Die Akte Apollo2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Superstructures of America2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon2001Video documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 LMP
What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo2000Video documentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)
The Dish2000Himself
The Simpsons1995-2000TV SeriesHimself
The Planets1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life1997DocumentaryHimself - Astronaut on Moon (uncredited)
Was It Only a Paper Moon?1997DocumentaryHimself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (uncredited)
UFO Diaries1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Bullerfnis1991TV SeriesHimself - Astronaut
For All Mankind1989DocumentaryHimself
The Moon Above, the Earth Below1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moi, Tintin1976DocumentaryHimself (as Edwin Aldrin)

Won Awards

1994Technical Achievement AwardSociety of Camera OperatorsFor developing and achieving photography in space
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevision
1970Special Gold LogieLogie Awards

Nominated Awards

2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest CameoTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Known for movies

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