|Celebrated Name:||Billy Graham|
|Real Name/Full Name:||William Franklin Graham, Jr.|
|Age at the time of death:||99 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 November 1918|
|Date of Death:||21 February 2018|
|Birth Place:||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Ruth Graham (m. 1943–2007)|
|Children:||Yes (Franklin Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Gigi Graham, Ned Graham, Ruth Graham)|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$25 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Billy Graham was an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a South Baptist Minister. Back in the 1990s, he was one of the leading preachers of Christianity. His sermons were also broadcasted on radio and television stations across the country.
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William Franklin Graham, Jr. KBE, popularly known as “Billy Graham,” was born on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born to his father, William Franking Graham Sr. and mother, Morrow Graham. He was the eldest of the four kids and grew near a family dairy farm in Charlotte.
Billy Graham attended Sharon High School, after graduating from high school, for further studies, Billy enrolled himself at Bob Jones College, Cleveland. Billy didn’t complete his education and left it after a few months. He then attended Florida Bible Institute and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Theology.
Billy Graham decided to commit his life to the Christ at age the of sixteen when he attended series of revival meetings in Charlotte by an evangelist, Mordecai Fowler Ham. He was baptized by the Church’s pastor in Silver Lake. Then, later he was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister in the St. John’s River Association.
Soon after that, he enrolled himself at Wheaton College, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology.
Billy Graham, married his classmate from the Wheaton College, Ruth Bell. Billy and Ruth got married when Billy was twenty-five years old. The couple lived a very happy life and together had five children. Ruth died in 2007, and the couple was married for almost sixty-four years.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 November 1918, Billy Graham was 99 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.87 m. tall, and weigh 91 kg.
While attending the college, Billy became pastor of the United Gospel Tabernacle and also had other preaching engagements. Then he served briefly as the pastor of the First Baptist church in Western Springs, Illinois. After that, he moved to Minnesota and served as the president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis.
Billy Graham started to get popularity across the country, and soon a famous religious group invited him to preach at their Los Angeles revival. It was truly magical, and a large number of people emerged to witness the event. The event was supposed to be of a few days, but the increasing number of audience pushed the organizers to stretch it for another five weeks. It was a very successful event for Billy.
After World War II, Billy preached against the threat of Communism and made evangelism a non-threatening and helped people to overcome the fears of war and agony. This was the moment when people chose him as their leader as he provided them with comfort and helped them to choose the path of spirituality.
Billy Graham was one of the good friends of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and had supplied drastically to the civil rights moment. He held integrated crusades in the aftermath bombings of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church. He held evangelistic meetings in numerous college and university campuses across the country and also conducted several meetings in the United Kingdom.
Awards & Achievements
Billy Graham had a long list of awards to his name for his exceptional contribution to the betterment of humanity. One of his biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Freedom Award’ and also he was awarded ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom.’ Billy also received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame.’
Net Worth & Salary of Billy Graham in 2023
As of December 2023, The estimated net worth of Billy Graham was approximately $25 million. His main source of income had been his earnings from his contribution to the betterment of humanity and spreading spirituality and Christianity.
Billy Graham was one of the most sensational men of his time. He spent his entire life for the betterment of humanity by helping and comforting them in times of need. He was 99 at the time of his death, and Billy was proud of all his achievements in his life.