Chuck Yeager Net Worth
Chuck Yeager net worth: Chuck Yeager is an American retired brigadier general of the United States Air Force who has a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. Chuck Yeager was born in Myra, West Virginia, and went to military camp when he was a teenager. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force, and began working as an aircraft mechanic at George Air Force Base in California. He became one of the most widely respected pilots in the Armed Forces during World War II. After the war, he became a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field. On October 14, 1947, he became the first person to break the sound barrier, flying the X-1 at Mach 1.07 at 45,000 feet. He went on to break multiple speed and altitude barriers before retiring from the Air Force in 1975. His work and expertise with aircraft was instrumental in the development of the space program. Actor Sam Shepherd portrayed him in the film, "The Right Stuff".