Neil Armstrong Net Worth
Neil Armstrong net worth: Neil Armstrong was an American Astronaut, public speaker and corporate board member who had a net worth of $8 million dollars at the time of his death in 2012 (adjusted for inflation). Neil Armstrong is most famous for being the first human being to walk on the moon. While walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong delivered one of the most famous quotes in human history: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Interestingly, the actual line was supposed to be: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Notice the missing "a" in the version we heard on earth? It makes a fairly large difference in the meaning of the line and was lost in transmission.
Neil Armstrong was born August 5th 1930 and died August 25th 2012 at the age of 82. He served in the Navy prior to becoming an astronaut, experiencing action during the Korean war. Armstrong was a test pilot with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics which gave him access to many advanced prototype aircraft. This experience gave Armstrong a leg up when he volunteered for the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1962. He flew two missions as a NASA astronaut, Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 (the moon landing). Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and placed his space boot onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969.
After the Apollo mission, Neil Armstrong retired from astronaut life and served as a teacher and accident investigator for NASA. He also endorsed several brands including Chrysler, General Time Corporation and Bankers Association of America. He famously only would agree to endorse American companies. Armstrong was a highly sought after public speaker and member of several corporate boards including Learjet, United Airlines, Marathon Oil and more.
In July 2019, Neil's family earned $12 million auctioning off some of his most-prized possessions. Items at auction included childhood mementos and paraphernalia earned from his historic moon landing.
The Armstrong family sued the hospital where Neil died, accusing it of negligence. The hospital settled by paying the family $6 million, of which $5.2 million was split by his two sons and the remainder went to his surviving siblings and grand children. After his death, his assets were placed in a trust which primarily benefited the two sons. His liquid assets primarily consisted of stock holdings in the companies for which he served as a Board member.
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 5, 1930 - Aug 25, 2012 (82 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Astronaut, Engineer, Naval Officer, United States Naval Aviator, Voice Actor, Professor, Aerospace Engineer, Test pilot|
|Nationality:||United States of America|