Henry Kissinger Net Worth
Henry Kissinger New Worth: Henry Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist who has a net worth of $20 million. Dr. Henry Kissinger was born May 27, 1923 in Fürth, Germany. He came to the U.S. in 1928 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (shared with Le Duc Tho, who refused the prize), Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, after which his opinion was still sought by subsequent U.S. presidents and other world leaders. Henry Kissinger played a prominent role in U.S. foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. During this period, he pioneered the policy of easing foreign policy with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, effectively ending American involvement in the Vietnam War. He is the founder and chairman of Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm. Henry Alfred Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973 as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until 1977. He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-75). In July 1983, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to chair the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America until it ceased operation in January 1985, and from 1984-1990 he served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. From 1986-1988 he was a member of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy of the National Security Council and Defense Department. He is currently a member of the Defense Policy Board. Kissinger is also Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. Henry Kissinger is a member of the Board of Directors of ContiGroup Companies, Inc. and an Advisor to the Board of Directors of American Express Company. He sits on the boards of many other groups as well. Among the awards Kissinger has received are the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973; the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation's highest civilian award) in 1977; and the Medal of Liberty (given one time to ten foreign-born American leaders) in 1986. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1950, receiving M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1952 and 1954. Dr. Henry Kissinger is also the author of numerous books and has published many articles on U.S. foreign policy, international affairs and diplomatic history. His column, syndicated by Tribune Media Services International, appears in leading newspapers in the U.S. and abroad.