Chesley Sullenberger

Captain Chesley Sullenberger became famous in 2009 when he landed with the Flight 1549 on the Hudson River surface when his Airbus A320 was damaged in collision with large flock of birds. He was praised by many as a hero and Clint Eastwood made a movie Sully based on his memoir titled Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. Sullenberger’s net worth is estimated by some to be above $1.5 million as of 2020.

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Chesley was born January 23, 1951 in Denison, Texas. He earned Bachelor of Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy and also two Master’s degrees, one in Industrial Psychology at Purdue University and second in Public Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. He was an USAF pilot until 1980’s when he switched to civil airplanes.

He flew for US Airways for a long time when the famous Flight 1549 changed his career forever. Soon after the crash, Sullenberger retired (2010). In one interview, he mentioned that the salaries for pilots were seriously cut in the last few years and he was able to maintain his middle-class standard of living only thanks to the fact, that he started a own consulting company on the side.

However, he also released memoir titled Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters and Clint Eastwood transformed it into a successful movie. So he could recently rest assured that his net worth and cash flow are considerably growing. He was played by Tom Hanks in the movie.