Oliver North, also known as Ollie North, is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel turned political commentator who is now set to become the next president of the National Rifle Association. The NRA announced their plans to name North as president on Monday afternoon. North, who was employed by FOX News, is set to become president “within a few weeks.”
How much is Oliver North currently worth as he prepares for the next chapter of his career? Let’s take a look.
Oliver North Net Worth As Of 2019: $ Million
According to online reports, Oliver North has a net worth of $5 million. North served in the Vietnam war and eventually became the deputy director for political-military affairs for the National Security Council. North was a decorated serviceman, but he is most widely remembered for his role in the political scandal known as the Iran-Contra affair.
About Oliver North
Oliver North was born on October 7, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. North served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corp before retiring and becoming a political commentator for FOX News, and a New York Times best-selling author. While North was a decorated serviceman who earned numerous medals like the Purple Heart, Presidential Service Badge, and Silver Star, he is most well-known for his part in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration.
The Iran-Contra scandal included the sale of weapons to Iran, with the profits going to Contras in Nicaragua.
North was initially convicted of three felony accounts — accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and ordering the destruction of documents through his secretary — for his role in the matter. However, his convictions were ultimately vacated thanks to the help of the ACLU.
Now, despite his checkered past and involvement in the controversial sale of weapons, North is set to head the NRA.
Oliver North is all set to speak during the opening ceremony of the sixth annual great American outdoor show on, February 1, 2019.