|Celebrated Name:||Oliver North|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Oliver Laurence North|
|Age:||80 years old|
|Birth Date:||7 October 1943|
|Birth Place:||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Betsy Stuart (m. 1967)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Dornin North, Tait North, Stuart North, Sarah North)|
|Is Oliver North Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Oliver North is a well-known political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired lieutenant colonel from America. He was also elected as president of the National Rifle Association. In the late 1980s, he was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair.
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Early Life & Biography
Oliver Laurence North was born on October 7, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas, to his parents Ann Theresa (née Clancy) and Oliver Clay North. His father was a major in the United States Army.
He spent most of his childhood days in Philmont, New York, and completed his graduation from the Ockawamick Central High School in 1961. Later, he went to the State University of New York at Brockport for two years.
While he was in college, he spent a summer at the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class in Virginia and was allowed to study at the United States Naval Academy in the year 1963.
North married his wife Betsy Stuart in the year 1967. Together they are the parents of four children. He lives happily with his wife and children in McLean, Virginia.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 October 1943, Oliver North is 80 years old as of today’s date 7th December 2023. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Oliver North served as a platoon commander during the initial Vietnam War for which he was awarded two Purple Heart medals, Silver and Bronze star medal. He led the counter-assault against the People’s Army of Vietnam.
After the Vietnam war was over, he became an instructor at the Marine Basic School (1969-74), director of the Northern Training Area, and policy analyst at the Headquarters Marine Corps (1975-78). He was also an operations officer at Camp Lejeune (1978–80).
In 1981, North became a lobbyist and deputy director for political-military affairs and later was promoted to lieutenant colonel. During his tenure, he led a number of missions, including 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, Achille Lauro hijacking, and others.
In May 1988, North submitted a request to retire from the United States Marine Corps. After his retirement, he joined the Republican party and unsuccessfully ran for the United States Senate. He garnered 43 percent of votes while his competitor Democrat Charles Robb won the election with more than 46 percent votes.
North is also the author of several best-selling books such as Under Fire, One More Mission, War Stories—Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mission Compromised, The Jericho Sanction, and The Assassins. In 2013, he published the book American Heroes on the Homefront, which describes the journey of soldiers from the battlefield back to the home front.
From 1995 to 2003, North hosted his own radio show “Oliver North Radio Show” on Radio America. He was the host of the television show “War Stories with Oliver North” for more than fifteen years. He has also appeared in many other television shows, such as Wings (1991), JAG (1995), and others. North has also given his voice for the popular 2012 video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Awards & Achievements
Oliver North has won several military awards and recognition in his entire career. Some of the medals and awards won by him include Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal.
He has also won the Vietnam Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Presidential Service Badge, Marine Corps Expert Rifle Badge, and many more.
Net Worth & Salary of Oliver North in 2023
As of December 2023, Oliver North has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. He has made this huge wealth through his successful career as a lieutenant colonel, television host, military historian, and author.
When North was contesting for the position of United States Senate, he was able to raise $20.3 million in a single year through nationwide fundraising events and contributions.
He is also a popular author and has published several best-selling books. He also earns money through hosting several radios and television shows such as Common Sense Radio, War Stories with Oliver North, and many more.
Oliver North is one of the most renowned retired navy personnel of the United States. While he was the lieutenant colonel, he served his country with utmost honesty and dedication. After his retirement, North became a popular television personality and author.