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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking with David Frost 1997 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Automat 2018 Documentary post-production Himself
Jay Leno's Garage 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Former US Secretary of State
American Graduate Day 2016 TV Movie Himself
CBS This Morning 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor (as Gen. Colin Powell) / Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor
The Liberation of Kuwait 2016/I Documentary Himself
American Graduate Day 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself
Meet the Press 2003-2015 TV Series Himself
This Week 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Former Secretary of State / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The World Wars 2014 TV Mini-Series Himself
Breath of Freedom 2014 Documentary Himself
Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me 2013 Documentary Himself, former U.S. Secretary of State
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Graduate Day 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Iraq War 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - US Secretary of State
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Channel 4 News 2013 TV Series Himself
World Business Satellite 2012 TV Series Himself
OnePeople: The Celebration 2012 Documentary Former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff & Former Secretary of State USA
The Daily Show 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2012 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
Hannity 2012 TV Series Himself
More Than a Dream 2012 TV Movie documentary
Putin, Russia and the West 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Secretary of State, U.S. / Himself - U.S. Secretary of State
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2011 TV Movie documentary
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Brian Williams Reports: The Reunion - The President and His Men, 20 Years After the Gulf War 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2010 TV Movie documentary
The View 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years 2010 TV Series documentary U.S. Sec'y. of State, 2001-05
America: The Story of Us 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
José María Aznar. Una batalla inacabada 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2010 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Secretary of State (segment "The Bloom Box")
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nuclear Tipping Point 2010 Documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2004-2010 TV Series Himself
Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET) 2009 TV Movie Himself
Transcendent Man 2009 Documentary Himself
Anthrax War 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Iran and the West 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - US Secretary of State
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Today 2008 TV Series Himself
Ballou 2008 Documentary Himself
Leading to War 2008 Video documentary Himself
We Have a Dream 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Black List: Volume One 2008 Documentary Himself
Loose Change: Final Cut 2007 Video documentary Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2007 TV Movie Himself
La nit al dia 2007 TV Series Himself
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War 2007 Video documentary Himself
Jonathan Dimbleby 2006 TV Series Himself
Now 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
CMT: True Grit 2006 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2006 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2005 TV Series Himself
Aristide and the Endless Revolution 2005 Documentary Himself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Truth, Lies and Intelligence 2005 Documentary Himself
First Command 2005 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2004 TV Series Himself
Anderson Cooper 360° 2004 TV Series Himself
CNN Special Reports 2004 TV Series Himself - former Secretary of State
Paula Zahn Now 2004 TV Series Himself - former Secretary of State / Himself
The World According to Bush 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2004 TV Series Himself
TV2 nyhederne 2004 TV Series Himself - Udenrigsminister
TV-Avisen 2004 TV Series Himself - Udenrigsminister
Berlin Mitte 2004 TV Series Himself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather 2004 TV Series Himself
Europe & USA: Behind the Scenes of a Political Rupture 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frontline 2002-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
BBC World News 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
PBS NewsHour 2000-2003 TV Series Himself
Sabine Christiansen 2003 TV Series
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Himself
MTV Global Forum With... 2003 TV Mini-Series Himself - Host
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2002 TV Series Himself
Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years, the Presidential Years 2001 Video documentary Himself
The American President 2000 TV Series documentary William H. Taft
Late Show with David Letterman 1999 TV Series Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'The Thin Red Line' & 'Saving Private Ryan' Film Clips
Janet: The Velvet Rope 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself / special guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1997 TV Special Himself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
JAG 1997 TV Series Himself
The Gulf War 1996 TV Movie Himself
25th Anniversary Essence Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Buffalo Soldiers 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Operation Welcome Home 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Yellow Ribbon Party 1991 TV Special Himself
This Week 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Travels with Diana 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beyond Treason 2005 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
Lykketoft finale 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Letter to the President 2005 Video documentary Himself
Why We Fight 2005 Documentary Himself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - U.S. Secretary of State 2001-2005
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die 2004 Documentary Himself
Der durstige Planet 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Uncovered: The War on Iraq 2004 Documentary Himself
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Le 11 septembre n'a pas eu lieu... 2004 TV Movie documentary
Le grand complot 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Danmark i krig 2004 TV Movie Himself - Minister of Foreign Affairs, USA
911: In Plane Site 2004 Video documentary Himself
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
CIA: Guerres secrètes 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 2003 Documentary Himself
Princess Diana: The Uncrowned Queen 2001 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 2000 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Marine Perspective 1998 Video documentary Himself (during Gulf War) (uncredited)
Courage Under Fire 1996 Himself (uncredited)
The Speeches of Nelson Mandela 1995 Video documentary Himself - Listens to Mandela (uncredited)
The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Dedication Attendee (uncredited)
Coming Out Under Fire 1994 Documentary Himself - Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Horrors of War 1992 Video documentary Himself (as Gen. Colin Powell)
Desert Storm: The War Begins 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone 2016 Documentary Himself
The Empire Files 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself - Former US Secretary of State
The Presidents' Gatekeepers 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Panorama 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - U.S. Secretary of State, 2001-2005
The World According to Dick Cheney 2013 Documentary Himself - Secretary of State
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2012 TV Series Himself - Former Secretary of State
Kriegsversprechen II - Terrormanagement im 21. Jahrhundert 2012 Video documentary Himself
Top Priority: The Terror Within 2012 Documentary Himself - Former Secretary of State
The Hunt for Bin Laden 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shadows of Liberty 2012 Documentary Himself - former US Secretary of State
Modern Spies 2012 Documentary Himself, US Secretary of State
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell 2011 Documentary Himself
Frontline 2008-2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Secretary of State
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2000-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Former General (segment "The Power of Positive Speaking") / Himself (segment "Curve Ball") / Himself - Former Secretary of State (segment "The Bloom Box") / ...
Ethos 2011/I Documentary Himself
The War You Don't See 2010 Documentary Himself
Fair Game 2010/I Himself (uncredited)
Pääministeri 2009 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
National Geographic Explorer 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Secretary of State, 2001-2005
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy 2009 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Being W 2008 Documentary Himself
The Queen: A Life in Film 2008 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Superpower 2008 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Fabled Enemies 2008 Documentary Himself
History of the National Security State 2008 Video documentary Himself
The Kingdom 2007 Himself (uncredited)
La nit al dia 2007 TV Series Himself
Taking Liberties 2007 Documentary Himself
A Mighty Heart 2007 Himself (uncredited)
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death 2007 Documentary Himself
Taxi to the Dark Side 2007 Documentary Himself
No End in Sight 2007 Documentary Himself
Shut Up & Sing 2006 Documentary Himself
...So Goes the Nation 2006 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

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#Fact
1 One of his passions is restoring old cars.
2 He 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.
3 In 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.
4 Was the first African-American man to be US Secretary Of State
5 Served as US Secretary Of State under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
6 Graduated from City College of New York in 1958 with a B.S. in geology.
7 Has three children: Michael Powell, Linda Powell, Ann Powell.
8 Graduated from Morris High School (South Bronx, NY) in 1954.
9 Served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, and received the Purple Heart.
10 While in college, he joined the ROTC, and received a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation.
11 Earned an MBA from George Washington University in 1971.
12 He served the Jimmy Carter Administration as an executive assistant in both the Energy Department and the Defense Department.
13 Was chosen as senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Ronald Reagan Administration.
14 Received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Service Medal (Army), the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and other awards.
15 Served as President Ronald Reagan's National Security Adviser (1987-1989).
16 Served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993).

#Quote
1 The "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.
2 There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
3 We 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.
7 Avoid 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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Is Colin Powell's Net Worth Deserved?

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    mostly accumulated through a successful military and political career

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

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