John Glenn Net Worth

John Glenn Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Glenn net worth is
$5 Million

John Glenn Wiki Biography

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was born on 18 July 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio US, and was an aviator, astronaut, engineer and senator, but best known for being the first American to orbit the earth in space. He began as a fighter pilot in World War II, and ended his working career as a Senator for 24 years. All of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2016.

How rich was John Glenn? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that was at $5 million, earned through success in politics, the military and science. He was one of the Mercury Seven, the first military test pilots selected to become astronauts by NASA, but all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

John Glenn Net Worth $5 million

John was educated at New Concord High School, and matriculated in 1939. Afterwards, he attended Muskingum College to study engineering. In 1941, he gained a private pilot’s license, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he quit college to enlist in the US Army Air Corps, then as a US Navy aviation cadet and after advanced training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, he was transferred to the US Marine Corps.

Glenn was commissioned as a second lieutenant, and first flew R4D transport planes. He was then posted to the Marine Corps Air Station El Centro flying Wildcat and Corsair fighters, was promoted to first lieutenant and would then go on 57 combat missions, receiving 10 Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. In 1946, he volunteered his service with the occupation of North China and then did missions from Guam before working as a flight instructor and also flew during the weekends. He was promoted to major in 1952, and went to South Korea late in the Korean War, flying 63 combat missions and receiving eight more Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. After the war, he trained as a test pilot, and made the first supersonic transcontinental flight in 1957, being awarded his fifth Distinguished Flying Cross for the mission, and promoted to lieutenant colonel.

John then requested to be part of the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He barely met the requirements based on age and lack of a science degree for an astronaut, but after involvement in spacecraft design and testing, became one of the Mercury Seven. After rigorous training, he made the Friendship 7 flight in 1962, having problems which nearly killed him, but landing safely after re-entry. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, and the third American and fifth human in space. He retired as the oldest member of the astronaut corps in 1964, and from the Marine Corps as a colonel the following year.

Glenn then attempted a career in the Senate, however he was unable to campaign after suffering a concussion leading to him being hospitalized. He campaigned in 1970 but was defeated in the Democratic primary, but would eventually be elected in 1974. He was part of several committees throughout the course of his political career, and was considered an expert in science. He supported numerous military programs, though he also became involved with the savings and loan crisis. He retired in 1997 after the 35th anniversary of his Friendship 7 flight, and the following year he joined the STS-95 crew, and became the oldest person to fly in space at 77.

For his personal life, it is known that John married Anna Margaret Castor in 1943. She was his high school sweetheart and they had two children, and remained married for 73 years until his death. He was healthy for most of his life, and passed away in 2016 at 95 years of age from natural causes.

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1921
DiedDecember 8, 2016, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Place Of BirthCambridge, Ohio, U.S.
Height1.79 m
ProfessionAviator, astronaut, politician
EducationMuskingum University
SpouseAnnie Castor
ChildrenCarolyn Ann Glenn, John David Glenn
ParentsTeresa Sproat, John Herschel Glenn Sr
1[to his wife Annie as he left to become the first American to orbit Earth] I'm going down to the corner to buy some chewing gum.
2The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
3This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century. [on the loss of seven lives in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, 28 January 1986]
4I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
1Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 1993.
2He is the oldest of the eight surviving people mentioned by name in the 1989 Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire". The other seven are Doris Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Brigitte Bardot, Fidel Castro, Chubby Checker, Bob Dylan and Bernard Goetz.
3With Scott Carpenter's death on October 10, 2013, he is the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven. In spite of this, he was the oldest of the seven astronauts.
4Was a member of NASA's Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper).
5Attended the Marine Corps Ball held annually in Washington, D.C. as the Guest of Honor. [December 1997]
6Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on 29 May 2012.
7Was Ted Williams' "Wingman" during the Korean War.
8Named his Mercury spacecraft "Friendship 7".
9Holds the world record for longest time between commission as astronaut and last space flight - an almost unbeatable 39 years 6 months 27 days.
10Attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio; the same college which produced actress Agnes Moorehead.
11Appeared in uniform with ten year old singer and actor Eddie Hodges as a contestant on a very popular Oct 4th 1957 episode of "Name That Tune" (1953) (TV series) after achieving international fame for setting the worlds record for the fastest trans-coastal flight in the USA. He and Hodges were teammates and split the grand prize of 25,000 dollars after successfully appearing on that much beloved episode.
12Was a member of NASA's Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper).
13US senator from Ohio, January 1975 - January 1999.
14Oldest person to fly in space at age 77 (member of space shuttle shuttle crew, 29 October 1998 - 7 November 1998).
15First American to orbit the Earth, 20 February 1962.
16Astronaut and senator.


Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention2003TV Movie documentaryWilbur Wright (voice)
Frasier2001TV SeriesJohn Glenn
The American President2000TV Series documentaryRutherford B. Hayes


The Astronomer2012Documentary short inspirational thanks


Good Morning Britain2016TV Series
Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Astronaut, 1959-1962 & 1998
John Glenn: A Life of Service2013TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sen. John Glenn Jr.)
The 23rd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Mercury Astronaut
Swing State2008Documentary
Save Our History2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1996-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Astronaut and U.S. Senator
Korean War Stories2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 Years of NBC Late Night2001TV Special documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Sen. John Glenn)
Space Shuttle Discovery: John Glenn Launch1998TV MovieHimself
John Glenn: American Hero1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Moon Shot1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Astronaut
The Tribute: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & Skylab1993Video documentaryHimself
Korea: The Unknown War1988TV Mini-Series documentaryMaj., US Marine Air Wing
Future Flight1987TV MovieHimself (as Senator John Glenn)
CNN Prime News1986TV SeriesHimself - Senator, Ohio
Spaceflight1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign '841984TV MovieHimself
Sea Trial1983Documentary shortHimself - U.S. Senator, Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1975TV SeriesHimself - US Senator / Himself - Col. Glenn / Astronaut
Here Comes Tomorrow: The Fear Fighters1972TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
On the Trail of Stanley and Livingstone1968TV Movie documentaryHost Narrator
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bob Braun Show1967TV SeriesHimself (1967-1984)
The Merv Griffin Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Col. Glenn
Name That Tune1957TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2014TV SeriesHimself - Astronaut
The Astronomer2012Documentary shortHimself
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - US Astronaut
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Mercury and Space Shuttle Astronaut
Mars Rising2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Sputnik Fever2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Challenger: The Untold Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 22005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond2005Video documentaryHimself - NASA Astronaut
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Failure Is Not an Option2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels1997-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dish2000Himself
Viden om1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Astronaut
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Houston, We've Got a Problem1994Documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: A Captain's Log1994TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Lt. Col. John Glenn)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesHimself

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