Chesley Sullenberger
Chesley Sullenberger
Celebrated Name: Chesley Sullenberger
Real Name/Full Name: Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 23 January 1951
Birth Place: Denison, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lorrie Sullenberger (m. 1989)
Children: Yes (Katie Sullenberger, Kelly Sullenberger)
Profession: American retired airline captain
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Chesley Sullenberger is an American retired airline captain who was highlighted during 2009 for brilliantly handling the incident regarding US Airways flight 1549.

Maybe you know about Chesley Sullenberger very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Chesley Sullenberger’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Chesley was born on January 23, 1951, in Denison, Texas, USA. His father ‘Chesley Burnett Sullenberger’ was a dentist, and mother ‘Marjorie Pauline’ was an elementary school teacher. He was a scholar student during schooldays.

Chesley completes his schooling from Denison high school and perused graduation in 1979 from the University of Northern Colorado. There was one Air Force base near Chesley’s home, and he used to see military jets every day, and that was a reason he became fond of the jets.

During childhood days, he used to build model planes and crafts and learned to fly Aeronca 7DC when he was only sixteen. Chesley is popularly known by the nickname ‘Sully,’ and he is American by nationality.

Personal Life

He married the fitness instructor ‘Lorrie Sullenberger’ in 1989, and together, they have two daughters named ‘Kate’ and ‘Kelly.’ His father once tried to attempt suicide and later goes under depression for a long time. After this incident, Chesley starts to promote National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and National Suicide Prevention Week and also become a Suicide prevention activist.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 January 1951, Chesley Sullenberger is 73 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


Sully was having a lot of interest in playing Jets and crafts from childhood days. He followed his own dreams passionately and chose to make the successful career as a Pilot. In 1969, he enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy and became an instructor pilot. Later in 1973, he awarded for his performance, and he got sponsorship by Air Force to complete the post-graduation from Purdue University.

In 1975, he became a Fighter pilot in United States Air Force in the United Kingdom. He was also a member of the aircraft investigation board and also involved in the investigation conducted by USAF about different accidents.

He is especially recognized for the excellent work done by him in 2009. During that period, he landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the middle of the river Hudson when both engines of that were knocked out. About 155 passengers and crew members inside get survived. Sully got the lots of appreciations and also honored with the name ‘Miracle on the Hudson.’

Finally, he got retired in March 2010 after the successful completion of the 30 years as a commercial pilot. From 2009 to 2013, he also worked as co-chairman of the EAA’s Young Eagles youth introduction-to–aviation program. He is an international speaker about airline safety and also contributes to developing new protocols on airline safety.

In 2017, he was invited by CBS News to guide as an Aviation and safety expert. Apart from this, he is also a good author. His book ‘My search for what really matters’ was the New York Times best-seller. In this book, he explained about memories of his life, including an incident of Flight 1549. In 2012 his second book named ‘Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders’ was published.

Awards & achievements

1. During 1973, he was awarded the ‘Airmanship award’ as an ‘Outstanding Cadet.’
2. In 2009, Sullenberger held the second position in the list of ‘Top hundred most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009.’

Net Worth & Salary of Chesley Sullenberger in 2024

Chesley Sullenberger Net Worth
Chesley Sullenberger Net Worth

As of May 2024, Chesley Sullenberger has the estimated net worth of around $2 million. The main source of his earning is his superb performance as a pilot in jet airways. Apart from this, he is also a writer, and this income also contributes to his net worth.

Chesley Sullenberger is a renowned Airline captain who has got the name as well as fame through his appreciable work during his career period. He bravely handled the incident regarding US Airways flight 1549 and became a real-life hero. He is also blessed with fantastic writing skills and popular as a good writer.


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