COLIN Powell was the first Black US secretary of state and a strong voice in shaping American foreign policies.
On October 18, 2021, Colin Powell passed away from complications with COVID-19.
What is Colin Powell’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Colin Powell was worth around $60million.
From 2001-2005, Powell served as the United States secretary of state. The secretary of state reportedly makes around $220K annually, as of 2021.
In the 1990s, Powell retired from his position of four-star general in the military and began giving speeches at speaking engagements across the country.
He reportedly earned around $64K per speech, and in 2000 it was reported he earned $7million from speeches alone.
Some speeches he reportedly earned upwards of $100K.
In 1995, he reportedly received a $6million advance for his autobiography, My American Journey.
What was Colin Powell’s cause of death?
On October 18, 2021, Powell’s family announced he had passed away from complications from COVID-19.
The family left a statement on Facebook, saying: “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19.
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American.”
The family added that Powell was fully vaccinated at the time of his death.
According to statistics, CDC data reports the risk of dying from COVID-19 complications is around 11 times higher in adults who have not been vaccinated.
The CDC also states that vaccinated people are eight times less likely to be infected and 25 times less likely to experience hospitalization or death.
Who was Colin Powell?
Born April 5, 1937, Colin Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York. His parents immigrated to the United States from Jamaica.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in geology from City Colleges of New York, where he also participated in ROTC. Upon graduating in 1958, he received a commision as an Army second lieutenant.
Serving in the Army for 35 years, Powell acquired the rank of four-star general. From 1989 until 1993, he was the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is the highest position in the Department of Defense.
In 2001, he became the first Black secretary of state under George W. Bush. His term was controversial due to his justification of the Iraq war, and he resigned from his position when Bush was re-elected in 2004.
On August 25, 1962, Powell married Alma Johnson. The two have three children together, Michael, Linda, and Annemarie Powell.
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