Buzz Aldrin – American Astronaut

Published Date   18th Jan. 2019, 15:16 pm
Buzz Aldrin – American Astronaut
Quick Info
Birth Name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Father: Edwin Eugene Aldrin
Mother: Marion Aldrin
Height: 5'10"
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: White
Date of Birth: 20/01/1930
Age: 93 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $12 million
Children: James Aldrin, Janice Aldrin and Andrew Aldrin

Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. popularly known as Buzz Aldrin was born in 20th of January 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey. Aldrin along with Neil Armstrong made history when they walked on the moon for the very first time.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s net worth is $12 million. He has married thrice with three different women, Lois Driggs Cannon, Joan Archer, and Beverly Van Zile. Buzz has got three children named James Aldrin, Janice Aldrin, and Andrew Aldrin.

Net Worth And Earnings

Buzz Aldrin’s net worth is $12 million. He has earned all his fortune from his career as an astronaut and an engineer. He is popularly known as one of the first people to walk on the moon along with Neil Armstrong.

Buzz Aldrin was hired as a second lieutenant in the US Air force and served a role as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War. In 1963 he joined NASA and had also been the part of Gemini 12 mission.

In 1969, July 16 Aldrin along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins was launched to the moon as Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong, Aldrin Buzz and Michael Collins

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins before starting their journey towards the moon. Picture source: Raptis Rare Book. 

After retiring from NASA Aldrin made an appearance in the movie America: A Call to Greatness. In 2011, he again appeared in another movie Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and later on Space Brother.  He also has published nine books. His most recent books are Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet and Dream is Too High: life Lesson From a Man Who Walked on the Moon.

From all the money flowing in, no surprise Buzz Aldrin’s net worth is $12 million.

Family And Relationship

Buzz Aldrin was born to parents Edwin Eugene Aldrin and Marion Aldrin. His father was a military man. Aldrin was raised in Mont Clair, New Jersey along with two elder sisters, Fay Ann Aldrin and Madeleine Aldrin.

Aldrin got married to Joan Archer in 1954. They together have three children, James Aldrin, Janice Aldrin, and Andrew Aldrin. Later on, the ex-pair got divorced in 1974. The very next year, Buzz got married to Beverly Van Zile. Their relationship couldn’t last long and got divorced in 1978. Then he got married for the third time with Lois Driggs cannon in 1988. They got divorced after 24 years of marital relationship in 2012.


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Neil Armstrong Relation With Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the crew members of Apollo 11 and were the first people to walk on the moon.  They both were different in behavior and character. However, they had a good relationship. Buzz and Neil decided who should make the first step on the moon. They had a good combination and understanding, so they made to the moon and became the first people to reach the moon and walk on the surface.

Neil Armstrong and Aldrin Buzz relation 

Buzz Aldrin along with his friend Neil Armstrong. Picture Source: IMDb

Awards And Achievements

Aldrin received a ‘ Special Gold Logie Award’ for providing TV’s greatest moment in their moon telecast in 1970. He was honored with ‘Technical Achievement Award’ for developing photography in space. He also received the ‘Langley Gold Medal’ along with his Apollo 11 crew members.

In 2001, Aldrin was appointed as the commission on the future of US Aerospace Industry by president George Bush. He was awarded ‘Lifetime Space Achievements Award’ by space foundation in 2006.

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