Colin Powell Net Worth

Colin Powell Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Colin Powell net worth is
$45 Million

Colin Powell Wiki Biography

Colin Luther Powell was born on 5 April 1937, in New York City, USA, of Jamaican, Scottish and African- American descent, and named after the heroic pilot Colin P. Kelly, Jr. of World War II fame. Colin is a retired general of the United States Army, only the third general since World War II to achieve four-star ranking without serving as a division commander, and holding the distinction for being the only African-American to be part of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff. However, he is probably best known as a statesman, being the first African-American to serve as the United States Secretary of State. All his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Colin Powell? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $45 million, mostly accumulated through a successful military and political career. He’s held numerous positions in the government and has also had a decorated career in the military. All of these have ensured his wealth.

Colin Powell Net Worth $45 Million

Colin attended Morris High School and matriculated in 1954. During his time there, he worked at a baby furniture store, and also did various other jobs. He then attended City College of New York from where he graduated with a degree in geology. After his second tour in Vietnam, he would go to George Washington University to complete an MBA degree.

Powell started his military career when he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). He enjoyed the experience and eventually after graduation, became an Army second lieutenant. He went to Fort Benning for training and was assigned to be a platoon leader of the 48th Infantry in West Germany. Colin participated in the Vietnam War, becoming an adviser to the South Vietnamese Army; during his first tour, he was wounded by a wooden spike booby trap called a punji stake, and was sent home early because of the wound, but returned in 1968 as a major. During his second tour of Vietnam he had many more experiences, including surviving a helicopter crash and helping rescue the other crash victims.

After the war, under President Richard Nixon, Colin became a part of the White House Fellowship. A few years later he would attend the National War College, mentoring other soldiers and officers. In the 1980s, he became a senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense at the time, Caspar Weinberger. He was consulted over the 1983 invasion of Grenada and the airstrike on Libya during 1986. A few years later he would become the National Security Advisor for President Ronald Reagan, after which President George H.W. Bush promoted Powell to four-star general rank, serving as Commander-in-Chief, Forces Command for a short period. Also in 1989, he became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As the Chairman, he occupied the highest military position in the Department of Defense. He oversaw many crises including Operation Desert Storm, and the Invasion of Panama, although advocating diplomacy and containment during his service. His work continued under the presidency of Bill Clinton, opposing military actions that weren’t in the interest of the country. He served in the position until 1993.

Although widely popular, Colin Powell showed little interest in standing for political positions, eventually preferring to support Republican presidential candidates. He was subsequently appointed Secretary of State in 2001 by President George W. Bush, largely because of his moderate stance regarding international affairs. However, he was instrumental in pursuing the battle against terrorism after 9/11, and eventually agreeing to the invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein. After completing his term in 2005, Powell returned to private life.

For his personal life, Colin Powell has been married to Alma Johnson since 1962, and they have a son and two daughters.

Full NameColin Powell
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthApril 5, 1937
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
ProfessionFormer United States Secretary of State, retired four-star General in US Army
EducationMorris High School, City College of New York, George Washington University, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)
SpouseAlma Johnson (m. 1962)
ChildrenLinda Powell, Michael Powell, Annmarie Powell
ParentsLuther Theophilus Powell, Maud Arial
SiblingsMarilyn Berns
NicknamesColin Luther Powell , Colin L. Powell , General Colin Powell , Gen. Colin Powell , Gen. Colin L. Powell
AwardsPresidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, Congressional Gold Medal, Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award, Presidential Medals of Freedom, Sylvanus Thayer Award, The 2002 Liberty Medal
MoviesFor Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, Nuclear Tipping Point, Ballou, King: Man of Peace in a Time of War, America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr
1The "I Have a Dream" speech [given by civil rights leader Martin Luther King] held up a mirror for all Americans to look deeply into the spirit and soul of our country. The "Dream" speech, along with the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act that followed, finally broke the bonds of segregation and Jim Crow that had imprisoned our finest dreams. Not only were African-Americans given a berth of freedom, but white America had a horrible burden removed from its back. Fifty years later, we have seen great progress. But we are not yet where we need to be. Education, jobs, health care and good housing for all Americans must remain our goal. We all must work together if Dr. King's dream is to be fully realized.
2There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
3We need people who know how the system runs, but it really is not necessary to stay there for an entire career. When I was made a three-star general, I was congratulated and told, "Two years from now to the day, if we haven't given you another job or promotion we expect your resignation on our desk". That's not bad.
4[2/24/01, in Cairo, Egypt] He [Saddam Hussein] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors.
5[regarding the notorious prison at the US Navy's Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba set up by the George W. Bush administration to hold suspects accused of terrorist activities without trial or charges] If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo not tomorrow but this afternoon.
6[in response to Harry Belafonte's "house slave" remark about him] If Harry had wanted to attack my politics, that was fine. If he wanted to attack a particular position I hold, that was fine. But to use a slave reference, I think, is unfortunate and is a throwback to another time and another place that I wish Harry had thought twice about using.
7Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
8[about the late Swedish Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh] There are three things I like about Sweden: ABBA, Volvo and Anna!
1One of his passions is restoring old cars.
2He is related to musician Pete Wentz. Pete's maternal grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, who served as a U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, is a cousin of Powell's.
3In his autobiography, he claims that his mother is descended from Gen. Sir Eyre Coote (b. 1760, d. 1823), Governor of Jamaica (1806-1808) though he does not provide details of the descent.
4Was the first African-American man to be US Secretary Of State
5Served as US Secretary Of State under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
6Graduated from City College of New York in 1958 with a B.S. in geology.
7Has three children: Michael Powell, Linda Powell, Ann Powell.
8Graduated from Morris High School (South Bronx, NY) in 1954.
9Served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, and received the Purple Heart.
10While in college, he joined the ROTC, and received a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.
11Earned an MBA from George Washington University in 1971.
12He served the Jimmy Carter Administration as an executive assistant in both the Energy Department and the Defense Department.
13Was chosen as senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Ronald Reagan Administration.
14Received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Service Medal (Army), the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and other awards.
15Served as President Ronald Reagan's National Security Adviser (1987-1989).
16Served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993).


Talking with David Frost1997TV Series


The Automat2018Documentary post-productionHimself
Jay Leno's Garage2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Former US Secretary of State
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieHimself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Fmr National Security Advisor (as Gen. Colin Powell) / Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor
The Liberation of Kuwait2016/IDocumentaryHimself
American Graduate Day 20152015TV MovieHimself
Meet the Press2003-2015TV SeriesHimself
This Week2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Secretary of State / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The World Wars2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Breath of Freedom2014DocumentaryHimself
Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me2013DocumentaryHimself, former U.S. Secretary of State
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Graduate Day2013TV MovieHimself
The Iraq War2013TV Series documentaryHimself - US Secretary of State
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Channel 4 News2013TV SeriesHimself
World Business Satellite2012TV SeriesHimself
OnePeople: The Celebration2012DocumentaryFormer Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff & Former Secretary of State USA
The Daily Show2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2012TV SeriesHimself
More Than a Dream2012TV Movie documentary
Putin, Russia and the West2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Secretary of State, U.S. / Himself - U.S. Secretary of State
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
National Memorial Day Concert2011TV Movie documentary
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Brian Williams Reports: The Reunion - The President and His Men, 20 Years After the Gulf War2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Memorial Day Concert2010TV Movie documentary
The View2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years2010TV Series documentaryU.S. Sec'y. of State, 2001-05
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHimself
José María Aznar. Una batalla inacabada2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning America2010TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Secretary of State (segment "The Bloom Box")
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nuclear Tipping Point2010DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET)2009TV MovieHimself
Transcendent Man2009DocumentaryHimself
Anthrax War2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Iran and the West2009TV Series documentaryHimself - US Secretary of State
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Leading to War2008Video documentaryHimself
We Have a Dream2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Black List: Volume One2008DocumentaryHimself
Loose Change: Final Cut2007Video documentaryHimself
National Memorial Day Concert2007TV MovieHimself
La nit al dia2007TV SeriesHimself
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War2007Video documentaryHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby2006TV SeriesHimself
Now2006TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT: True Grit2006TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2006TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself
Aristide and the Endless Revolution2005DocumentaryHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Truth, Lies and Intelligence2005DocumentaryHimself
First Command2005TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2004TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Cooper 360°2004TV SeriesHimself
CNN Special Reports2004TV SeriesHimself - former Secretary of State
Paula Zahn Now2004TV SeriesHimself - former Secretary of State / Himself
The World According to Bush2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Go' aften Danmark2004TV SeriesHimself
TV2 nyhederne2004TV SeriesHimself - Udenrigsminister
TV-Avisen2004TV SeriesHimself - Udenrigsminister
Berlin Mitte2004TV SeriesHimself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather2004TV SeriesHimself
Europe & USA: Behind the Scenes of a Political Rupture2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frontline2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
BBC World News2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
Sabine Christiansen2003TV Series
Breakfast with Frost2003TV SeriesHimself
MTV Global Forum With...2003TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga2002TV SeriesHimself
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years2001Video documentaryHimself
The American President2000TV Series documentaryWilliam H. Taft
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'The Thin Red Line' & 'Saving Private Ryan' Film Clips
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentaryHimself / special guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1997TV SpecialHimself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
JAG1997TV SeriesHimself
The Gulf War1996TV MovieHimself
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Buffalo Soldiers1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Operation Welcome Home1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Yellow Ribbon Party1991TV SpecialHimself
This Week1991TV SeriesHimself

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My Travels with Diana2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beyond Treason2005Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
Lykketoft finale2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Letter to the President2005Video documentaryHimself
Why We Fight2005DocumentaryHimself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - U.S. Secretary of State 2001-2005
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHimself
Der durstige Planet2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Uncovered: The War on Iraq2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Le 11 septembre n'a pas eu lieu...2004TV Movie documentary
Le grand complot2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Danmark i krig2004TV MovieHimself - Minister of Foreign Affairs, USA
911: In Plane Site2004Video documentaryHimself
Michael Moore, el gran agitador2004TV Short documentaryHimself
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
CIA: Guerres secrètes2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised2003DocumentaryHimself
Princess Diana: The Uncrowned Queen2001Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Marine Perspective1998Video documentaryHimself (during Gulf War) (uncredited)
Courage Under Fire1996Himself (uncredited)
The Speeches of Nelson Mandela1995Video documentaryHimself - Listens to Mandela (uncredited)
The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Dedication Attendee (uncredited)
Coming Out Under Fire1994DocumentaryHimself - Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Horrors of War1992Video documentaryHimself (as Gen. Colin Powell)
Desert Storm: The War Begins1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone2016DocumentaryHimself
The Empire Files2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Former US Secretary of State
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Panorama2013TV Series documentaryHimself - U.S. Secretary of State, 2001-2005
The World According to Dick Cheney2013DocumentaryHimself - Secretary of State
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Former Secretary of State
Kriegsversprechen II - Terrormanagement im 21. Jahrhundert2012Video documentaryHimself
Top Priority: The Terror Within2012DocumentaryHimself - Former Secretary of State
The Hunt for Bin Laden2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shadows of Liberty2012DocumentaryHimself - former US Secretary of State
Modern Spies2012DocumentaryHimself, US Secretary of State
America's Book of Secrets2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell2011DocumentaryHimself
Frontline2008-2011TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Secretary of State
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2000-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Former General (segment "The Power of Positive Speaking") / Himself (segment "Curve Ball") / Himself - Former Secretary of State (segment "The Bloom Box") / ...
The War You Don't See2010DocumentaryHimself
Fair Game2010/IHimself (uncredited)
Pääministeri2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
National Geographic Explorer2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Secretary of State, 2001-2005
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy2009Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Being W2008DocumentaryHimself
The Queen: A Life in Film2008Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Fabled Enemies2008DocumentaryHimself
History of the National Security State2008Video documentaryHimself
The Kingdom2007Himself (uncredited)
La nit al dia2007TV SeriesHimself
Taking Liberties2007DocumentaryHimself
A Mighty Heart2007Himself (uncredited)
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death2007DocumentaryHimself
Taxi to the Dark Side2007DocumentaryHimself
No End in Sight2007DocumentaryHimself
Shut Up & Sing2006DocumentaryHimself
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself

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  1. mostly accumulated through a successful military and political career

    Wow, I should have joined the military or became a politician.

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