John Glenn Net Worth

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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.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 18, 1921
  • Died: December 8, 2016, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.
  • Height: 1.79 m
  • Profession: Aviator, astronaut, politician
  • Education: Muskingum University
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Annie Castor
  • Children: Carolyn Ann Glenn, John David Glenn
  • Parents: Teresa Sproat, John Herschel Glenn Sr
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  • [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.
  • The 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.
  • This 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]
  • I don’t know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.


  • Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • He 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.
  • With 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.
  • Was 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).
  • Attended the Marine Corps Ball held annually in Washington, D.C. as the Guest of Honor. [December 1997]
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on 29 May 2012.
  • Was Ted Williams’ “Wingman” during the Korean War.
  • Named his Mercury spacecraft “Friendship 7”.
  • Holds the world record for longest time between commission as astronaut and last space flight – an almost unbeatable 39 years 6 months 27 days.
  • Attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio; the same college which produced actress Agnes Moorehead.
  • Appeared 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.
  • Was 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).
  • US senator from Ohio, January 1975 – January 1999.
  • Oldest person to fly in space at age 77 (member of space shuttle shuttle crew, 29 October 1998 – 7 November 1998).
  • First American to orbit the Earth, 20 February 1962.
  • Astronaut and senator.


Title Year Status Character
Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers’ Journey of Invention 2003 TV Movie documentary Wilbur Wright (voice)
Frasier 2001 TV Series John Glenn
The American President 2000 TV Series documentary Rutherford B. Hayes
Title Year Status Character
The Astronomer 2012 Documentary short inspirational thanks
Title Year Status Character
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series
Shuttle Discovery’s Last Mission 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself – Astronaut, 1959-1962 & 1998
John Glenn: A Life of Service 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Sen. John Glenn Jr.)
The 23rd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Mercury Astronaut
Swing State 2008 Documentary
Save Our History 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1996-2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself – Astronaut and U.S. Senator
Korean War Stories 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
50 Years of NBC Late Night 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-1999 TV Series Himself
The Century: America’s Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Astronaut
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself – Presenter (as Sen. John Glenn)
Space Shuttle Discovery: John Glenn Launch 1998 TV Movie Himself
John Glenn: American Hero 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Moon Shot 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself – Astronaut
The Tribute: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo & Skylab 1993 Video documentary Himself
Korea: The Unknown War 1988 TV Mini-Series documentary Maj., US Marine Air Wing
Future Flight 1987 TV Movie Himself (as Senator John Glenn)
CNN Prime News 1986 TV Series Himself – Senator, Ohio
Spaceflight 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Samantha Smith Goes to Washington: Campaign ’84 1984 TV Movie Himself
Sea Trial 1983 Documentary short Himself – U.S. Senator, Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The Mike Douglas Show 1970-1975 TV Series Himself – US Senator / Himself – Col. Glenn / Astronaut
Here Comes Tomorrow: The Fear Fighters 1972 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
On the Trail of Stanley and Livingstone 1968 TV Movie documentary Host Narrator
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1968 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Bob Braun Show 1967 TV Series Himself (1967-1984)
The Merv Griffin Show 1965 TV Series Himself – Col. Glenn
Name That Tune 1957 TV Series Himself – Contestant
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Astronaut
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2014 TV Series Himself – Astronaut
The Astronomer 2012 Documentary short Himself
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War 2011 TV Series documentary Himself – US Astronaut
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself – Mercury and Space Shuttle Astronaut
Mars Rising 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Sputnik Fever 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Challenger: The Untold Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not an Option 2 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond 2005 Video documentary Himself – NASA Astronaut
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Failure Is Not an Option 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 1997-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dish 2000 Himself
Viden om 1999 TV Series documentary Himself – Astronaut
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Houston, We’ve Got a Problem 1994 Documentary short Himself
Star Trek: A Captain’s Log 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lt. Col. John Glenn)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years 1985 TV Series Himself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums 1965 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962 TV Series Himself


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