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Chuck Yeager net worth:
$1.5 Million

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Chuck Yeager Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was born on 13 February 1923, in Myra, West Virginia USA, of part-German descent, and is a retired United States Air Force General, and test pilot. He is the first pilot ever confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in flight. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Chuck Yeager? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through his career in the military. He began serving with the United States Army Air Force during World War II, and eventually became a pilot and rose through the ranks. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Chuck Yeager Net Worth $1.5 million

Yaeger attended high school in Hamlin, West Virginia. His first experience with the military was joining the Citizens Military Training Camp for two summers during 1939 and 1940. He enlisted as a private in the US Army Air Force (USAAF) in 1941, becoming an aircraft mechanic. He was not eligible for flight training originally, but changes in the system helped him get accepted. In 1943, he was promoted to lieutenant and became part of the 357th Fighter Group. He initially trained as a fighter pilot, flying Bell P-39 Airacobras, and then P-51 Mustangs and would get a victory and eight missions before getting shot down in France. He escaped to Spain and was awarded a Bronze Star for helping another fellow airman escape. Chuck was reinstated to flying combat and reported directly to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. – he became the first pilot to down five enemy aircraft in a single mission during 1944. He finished the war with 11.5 official victories, including one against a jet fighter. He was promoted to captain before the end of his tour.

After World War II, Chuck remained in the Air Force and became a test pilot at what would become Edwards Air Force Base. He graduated from Air Materiel Command Flight Performance School, and would then set his sights on trying to break the sound barrier. He broke the record in 1947 achieving a speed of Mach 1.07, thanks to which achievement he was awarded the MacKay and Collier Trophies the following year. He was also awarded the Harmon International Trophy – the plane he flew is now part of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum.

Yaeger’s achievements did not end there as he continued to break many records, even earning a Distinguished Service Medal in 1954. He held several wing and squadron commands during his military career. In 1962, he would be promoted to colonel and would become the first commandant of the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School. In 1969, he was promoted to brigadier general and even advised the Pakistan Air Force two years later.

In 1975, Yeager retired from the Air Force though continued to be involved in test pilot efforts. After his retirement, he continued to set general aircraft performance records in the 1980s and the 1990s. He became part of the documentary “The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club”. He fully retired from military test flying though in the 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier in 2012, when he rode in a McDonnel Douglas F-15 Eagle.

For his personal life, it is known that Chuck married Glennis Dickhouse in 1965 and they had four children. Glennis passed away in 1990.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smokey and the Bandit II1980Party Guest (as Charles Yeager)
Goodyear Playhouse1953TV Series
Flying Without Fear1985TV Movie
The Right Stuff1983Fred (as General Chuck Yeager)

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jet Pilot1957aerial stunts - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Right Stuff1983technical consultant - as Gen. General Charles E. 'Chuck' Yeager

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club2009Video documentaryHimself
Thunder in the Desert2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Realizing 'The Right Stuff'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Real Men with 'The Right Stuff'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Rocket Science2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Presidential Inaugural Gala1989TV MovieHimself
Reaching for the Skies1988TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1987TV SeriesHimself
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary1986TV SpecialHimself
Spaceflight1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Dream of Jeannie1966TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1964TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nova2007TV Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2004TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Speed1984Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

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#Fact
1In 1976 he received a unique Congressional Silver Medal, "equivalent to a noncombat Medal of Honor, for contributing immeasurably to aerospace science by risking his life in piloting the X S - 1 research airplane faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947." (U.S. Public Law 94-179, December 23, 1975).
2Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan.
3General Yeager has written two best-selling books.
4General Yeager still holds many aviation records - time to climb - FAI.
5Father of Susan Yeager, Michael Yeager, Don Yeager, and Sharon Yeager Flick.
6Became an ace (shot down at least five planes) in a single engagement during World War Two.


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#Trademark
1Glamorous Glen III
2Glamorous Glennis

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