What Is John McCain Worth?
John McCain's Net Worth is $21 million
John McCain started his military career with a two-and-half years training at Pensacola, thus becoming a naval aviator of ground-attack aircraft in 1960, and began flying USS Intrepid and USS Enterprise in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. During the Vietnam War in July 1967, John McCain volunteered to fly A-4 Skyhawk in the bombing campaign, Operation Rolling Thunder, where his plane went down in a bomb explosion, but McCain escaped with injuries on legs and chest. In October 1967 while on his 23rd bombing mission, his A-4E Skyhawk was attacked over the North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, where he broke both arms and one leg, and was held captive in Hoa Lo Prison or ‘Hanoi Hilton’. He received medical treatment only after North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a high-ranking admiral. He rejected various offers of early release, not willing to violate military code of conduct and being used as a powerful piece of propaganda. After spending five and a half years in different prison camps, including two years in solitary confinement, with continuous physical torture and maltreatment, he was released in March 1973 as a Prisoner of War (POW).
He underwent rehabilitation and physical therapy for months to get his injuries treated and resumed his flying duty in late 1974. However, his poor physical health deterred his ability to advance further in the Navy. Visualizing his better prospects in politics after being assigned as the Navy’s liaison to the US Senate in 1977, he retired from the Navy in 1981 on the rank of a captain.
He moved to Arizona to his second wife, Cindy’s residence and started working in her father’s company, Hensley & Co, handling public relations and establishing political connections.
He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and 1984. Being an ardent supporter of the Reagan administration, he was included in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
He was elected as the US Senate from Arizona in 1986, defeating longtime Arizona Republican Barry Goldwater, and was, thereafter re-elected in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010.
- He served as a member on the Armed Services Committee, Commerce Committee, and Indian Affairs Committee, but rose to national prominence through his 1988 Republican National Convention speech.
In 1987, John McCain got involved in a scandal as a ‘Keating Five’ member for having connections with savings and loan swindler Charles Keating, Jr. Although he was cleared of the charges in 1991, he was criticized for showing ‘poor judgment’.
He is serving as the Chairman of the International Republican Institute, since January 1993.
Despite differing thoughts on several issues, like illegal immigration, pork barrel spending, global warming, torture, and constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, he supported Bush for 2004 presidential re-elections.
He has been a supporter of the 2007 surge of Iraq troops and stressed upon winning the 2001 Afghanistan War.
In 2015, he became the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.
John McCain Biography
John McCain was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in the 2008 elections. Currently, he is the US Senator from Arizona. Born into a military family, he followed his family tradition and joined the U.S Naval Academy, eventually becoming a naval aviator. He took part in the Vietnam War and was almost killed when on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down and he was taken as a prisoner. John McCain’s near-death experience in Vietnam War didn’t deter him from returning back to resume duties as a navy captain. After retiring from the Navy he joined politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives twice and to the U.S Senate four times. He has earned the reputation as a “maverick” politician for his open disagreement with his party on certain issues. He played a key role in restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam in the 1990s. While he has been a US Senator from Arizona since 1987, he has contested for presidential nomination in 2000 against Texas Governor George W. Bush and ran for US presidential elections in 2008 opposite Democratic candidate Barack Obama; however, he lost on both the occasions
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