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Colin Powell net worth:
$45 Million

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Colin Powell comes with an estimated net worth of $45 million. Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in Harlem, NYC. He’s the son of Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell. In 1954 Powell graduated from Morris High School with no strategies for the long run. Powell went to study geology at City College of New York. While in school Powell joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Powell excelled at the plan and was shortly promoted to the commander of his unit. Powell recognized that his experiences with ROTC provided construction and guidance to his life.

Colin Powell Net Worth $45 Million Dollars

Powell made a decision to set out on a military profession after his graduation in 1958. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy sent Powell away to South Vietnam. During his first tour of Vietnam, Powell was given a Purple Heart, as well as a year later, a Bronze Star for his exemplary direction. In this tour Colin was injured in a chopper crash, but despite his harms, Colin saved other soldiers in the burning chopper. Colin was given the Soldier’s Medal because of his courageousness. Throughout Powell’s military career he’s received 11 military decorations, contained the Legion of Merit.

Powell became the very first African American to hold this position. At that time, this was the best position an African American held in the U.S. government. In 2004, Powell stepped down as Secretary of State after admitting that it was improbable that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Since his retirement, Powell has remained outspoken about his political viewpoints. In October 2008, Colin Powell shocked the world when he backed then-presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Powell received his MBA from George Washington University and began a fellowship in the White House in 1972. Powell’s military worked with Casper Weinberger and Frank Carlucci during the Nixon and Carter administrations-helping with national security. In 1989, President George H.W. Bush named General Colin Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs. It is the greatest military position in the Department of Defense. President George became the first African American to get this distinction. Colin Powell and his work on helping America’s kids and youth from all socio-economic levels have the appropriate resources essential to achieve success.

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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).

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!

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