|August 17, 1929
|Francis Gary Powers age
|91 YEARS OLD
|Aug 1, 1977 (age 47)
Francis Gary Powers, famously known as the pilot involved in the U-2 incident during the Cold War, is estimated to have a net worth ranging from $100,000 to $1 million in 2024. Born and raised in Kentucky, Powers' career took a dramatic turn when his U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Union in 1960. Despite facing trial and imprisonment, Powers' story captivated the world and later became an integral part of history. As of 2024, his estimated net worth reflects the combination of his post-incident endeavors, including book deals, public appearances, and the relevance of his role in shaping international relations during a crucial period of the 20th century.
United States Air Force pilot and U-2 spy mission pilot for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He is best remembered for his involvement in the Cold War U-2 incident of 1960, in which his plane was shot down by Soviet Union Soldiers.
After attending Tennessee's Milligan College, he became a lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, he worked as a test pilot for Lockheed.
He was portrayed by actor Lee Majors in the TV movie Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident.