John McCain is a military hero turned politician who is now a well-established man, after a lot of struggle. He is a current senior United States Senator from Arizona. McCain is living a blissful married life with his wife and children. His personal life is as perfect as him and his career.
Early Life and Education
John McCain was born as John Sidney McCain III on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. He is the oldest son of naval officer John S. McCain Jr. and Roberta McCain. He grew up with his younger brother Joe and elder sister Sandy.
McCain attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia before enrolling at the Naval Academy, Annapolis. He also graduated from flight school.
John started his career as a military agent. He was commissioned an ensign hence beginning his work and took two and a half year of training at Pensacola to become a naval aviator. He served as a pilot and officer in the Navy for almost 22 years. In 1967 he was imprisoned by Vietnamese when he was shot over Hanoi during Vietnam War.
In 1982 McCain was elected to Congress followed by U.S senator from Arizona in 1986. He stood as one of the strong opponents to the frontrunner, Governor George W. Bush for the Republican presidential nomination, 2000. He along with Sarah Palin lost the United States Presidental election against Barack Obama in 2008. McCain’s book Faith of My Fathers regarding his family’s military history was released in 1999. In 2015 John McCain was chosen as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
McCain’s first wife Carol Shepp was a model from Philadelphia. They married on July 3, 1965. He has a daughter from Carol named Sydney born in 1966. He also adopted Shepp’s two daughters Dough and Andy Shepp, from her previous marriage. The duo eventually split up after several years of their marriage.
On May 17, 1980, John married his second wife Cindy Hensley. Cindy is a teacher from Phoenix. They met in 1979 in Hawaii when Hensley was on vacation with her parents. The duo is blessed with four children namely Meghan, John IV, James, and Bridget. Bridget is the adopted child of McCain.
McCain was diagnosed with skin cancer when he was 64-year-old. He went through a successful surgery. He also underwent prostrate surgery for enlarged prostate in 2001.
On July 14, 2017, he suffered a brain tumor and had to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
Politician John McCain holds the staggering net worth of $21 million. He certainly earns a lucrative amount of salary from his career. He receives $11,000 annually from Navy. He received an annual salary of $25,000 with $25,0000 bonus while working for Hensley.
McCain received $112,000 in political contributions from Charles Keating Jr. and his associates. His annual salary in 2007, as a senator was $165,000. His earning from book sales was $1.7 million, which he donated to charity.
The couple owned the condo $848,000 and the two-story cabin worth $1.8 million.