Published Date   08th Jan. 2017, 14:00 pm  Update Date: January 15th, 2017  03:45 pm
Quick Info
Birth Name: John Herschel Glenn Jr
Date of Birth: 18/07/1921
Age: 101 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $5 million
Qualification: Engineering at Muskingum College

American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and the United States Senator from Ohio, John Glenn net worth is known to have accumulated from his endeavors in engineering, astronomy, and politics. The Late John Glenn biography can be found on various social media sources.


The Late John Glenn is best known for being the first American man to orbit the Earth. John Glenn net worth has been amassed from his work as the Senator of Ohio and also his work as an astronaut. Glenn is also reputed for being the oldest person to fly in space as a crew member of the Discovery space shuttle, and also the only person to fly in the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs. The details of John Glenn high school, wife, biography, net worth and more can be found on abundant social media sites that are repetitively viewed by his fans all around the world.


John Herschel Glenn Jr. was born on July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio. His father, John Herschel Glenn, Sr. was the owner of Glenn Plumbing Company, while his mother, Clara Teresa was a teacher. John spent most of his childhood days in New Concord along with his adopted sister.

Early Life & Childhood

John attended New Concord High School. He later studied engineering at Muskingum College.  John Glenn worked as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II. Glenn is also known to be the oldest human to set a transcontinental speed record at the age of 77.

Net Worth & Career        

John Glenn then went on to work as an operations manager in the Korean War. Glenn began his NASA career when he was sent as a test pilot to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He began working in the capsule design. Even though Glenn did not meet the requirement for astronauts recruit, he was called to be a member of the Mercury Seven. The Friendship 7 flight took off in February 1962 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station which gave his NASA career  a boost. At the age of 42, Glenn resigned from NASA.

John Glenn ran for the US senate from Ohio in 1974.He rose from the democratic political party. Glenn stayed in the office until 3rd January 1999. He succeeded to become a part of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in 1987. He left the office on 3rd January 1995.

John Glenn net worth is estimated to be $ 5 million. John Glenn net worth is known to have been accumulated from his exceptional career in NASA and in the United States senate.  John Glenn is an inspiration to many aspiring politicians and astronomers.

In his remembrance and honor a nonprofit Friends of Hocking Hills State Park has presented a proposal to raise funds in order to build an observatory and astronomy park named after him at a state park in Ohio. Their estimated budget for the project is $1.6 million out of which they have already reached half the amount.

John Glenn High School was named after John Glenn for his exceptional and inspiring work. The Glenn Research Center is based in Cleveland and named after him. Two highways, John Glenn Highway and Colonel Glenn Highway are named after him as well.

Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Spouse

John Glenn wife Anna Margret Castor met him when both were attending Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. John Glenn wife Anna had speech impairment when she was 53 years old and was then inducted into the National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame. Together, the couple went on to have two children named John David and Carolyn Ann. The couple were married for 73 years until John Glenn’s death.

Awards & recognition

Glenn has been honored many times by the United States for his contribution to science and politics. Glenn was the recipient of Congressional Gold Medal. John Glenn also received National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal in 1962, General Thomas D. White National Defense Award, and Ambassador of Space Exploration Award. For his work in aviation, Glenn has earned Presidential Medal of Freedom,  NASA Space Flight Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Navy Occupation Service Medal.

For his work in the Navy Unit, Glenn has received medals like NASA Distinguished Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Korean War Service Medal, and more.

He also has received Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The eminent and legendary, John Glenn biography can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, and more.


John Glenn had been hospitalized for a number of weeks, at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University. He passed away silently on 8th December 2016 at the OSU Wexner Medical Center due to undisclosed reasons. John Glenn had a heart valve replacement surgery in 2014 and his health was deteriorating since then.

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