Hermann Göring was a German politician, fighter pilot, military leader, and war criminal. He was one of the most powerful leaders of the Nazi Party.
Hermann Göring Net Worth
Hermann Göring’s net worth is between $1 million to $5 million at the time of his death. He is a military leader of the Nazi Party and a fighter pilot in World War I. He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1.
Göring became the second most powerful man in Germany when he was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe or the air force. In 1939, Hitler named him as his successor.
In 1946, he was convicted of conspiracy, war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials after the war.
Hermann Göring was born on January 12, 1893 at the Marienbad Sanatorium in Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire. His father was Heinrich Ernst Göring, a former cavalry officer, who had been the first governor-general of German South West Africa. Heinrich had three children from his first marriage and Hermann was the fourth of five children of Franziska Tiefenbrunn, Heinrich’s second wife.
At a very young age, Hermann was very interested in becoming a part of the military. He played with toy soldiers and used to dress up using the soldier uniform his father gave him.
He was sent to boarding school when he was 11, but the conditions were harsh. He sold his violin to buy a ticket back home. When he was 16, he was sent to a military academy at Berlin Lichterfelde, where he graduated with distinction.
In 1912, Göring joined the Prince Wilhelm Regiment (112th Infantry) of the Prussian Army. When World War I started, he was stationed at Mülhausen with his regiment. After completing the training to become a pilot, he was assigned to Jagdstaffel 5. He became gravely wounded in aerial combat, and took a year to recover. In February 1917, he was transferred to Jagdstaffel 26.
His victories allowed him to receive the Zähringer Lion, the Friedrich Order, and the House Order of Hohenzollern. In 1918, he was awarded the Pour le Mérite.
Hermann Göring remained a pilot after the war. He moved to Sweden and joined Svensk Lufttrafik, a Swedish airline. He worked as a private pilot.
In 1922, he heard Hitler’s speech and decided to join the Nazi Party. He was then appointed as Lieutenant General. He became the head of Hitler’s private army called the Brownshirts.
In 1923, he was part of the so-called “Beer Hall Putsch” which was an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Bavarian government.
In 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany and Göring became commissioner for aviation. In 1935, he became the commander in chief of the German Air Force or Luftwaffe. In World War II, Luftwaffe became the largest air force in the world.
Accused of many crimes, he was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide using a cyanide capsule the night before.
Was Hermann Göring Married?
Hermann Göring’s first wife was Carin von Kantzow from February 2, 1923 to October 17, 1931.
His second marriage was with Emmy Sonnemann until October 15, 1946, which was his death.