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Billy Graham Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children

Billy Graham Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth November 7, 1918
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death February 21, 2018

Billy Graham was a hugely successful American evangelist who is cited as being ‘among the most influential Christian leaders’ of the 20th century. As an ordained Southern Baptist minister, he attained worldwide renown by preaching in massive indoor and outdoor rallies that were broadcast on radio and television. Additionally, he conducted annual crusades, which were evangelistic campaigns to spread the Word of God all over the world from 1947 until 2005.

Born Name

William Franklin Graham Jr.

Nick Name

Billy

Billy Graham as seen in 1966
Billy Graham as seen in 1966 (Warren K. Leffler / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on November 7, 1918.

Died

Graham passed away from natural causes on February 21, 2018, in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99 years.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Graham began his primary education at the Sharon Grammar School followed by Sharon High School, where he graduated in 1936. He studied at South Carolina’s Bob Jones University¬†for 1 year, before transferring to the Florida Bible Institute in 1937. He graduated from the university in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in Theology.

He then proceeded to study at Wheaton College and earned a degree in Anthropology in June 1943.

Occupation

Evangelist

Family

  • Father – William Franklin Graham Sr. (Dairy Farmer)
  • Mother – Morrow Coffey Graham
  • Siblings – Catherine Morrow (Younger Sister), Jean Morrow (Younger Sister), Melvin Thomas (Younger Brother)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Billy Graham’s net worth was $25 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

84 kg or 185 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Billy Graham had dated –

  1. Ruth Graham (1941-2007) – On August 13, 1943, he married Ruth Graham, who was his classmate at Wheaton College. The couple was parents to 5 children, daughters Virginia ‘Gigi’ Graham (b. 1945), Anne Graham Lotz (b. May 21, 1948), Ruth Graham (b. 1950), and sons Franklin Graham (b. July 14, 1952), Nelson Graham (b. 1958). The two were married for nearly 64 years until Ruth’s death on June 14, 2007.
Billy Graham as seen with his wife Ruth in Oslo Norway in 1955
Billy Graham as seen with his wife Ruth in Oslo, Norway in 1955 (Unknown / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Scottish, English, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ at the time of his death.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Giving long, impassioned lectures about Jesus Christ in his revival meetings called Crusades
  • He was an exceptional orator.
  • Prominent nose
  • Square face

Religion

Evangelical Christianity

Billy Graham as seen with former President Barack Obama in 2010
Billy Graham as seen with former President Barack Obama in 2010 (The White House / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Billy Graham Facts

  1. He avoided being publicly seen in the company of other women, including his daughters, without having his wife by his side. It was in accordance with his manifesto known as the ‘Billy Graham Rule’.
  2. He shared a close relationship with several American Presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
  3. Graham was once referred to as ‘the greatest man since Jesus’ by singer Pat Boone. Conversely, Harry S. Truman saw him as a counterfeit and publicity seeker.
  4. During the Watergate scandal, he and then-President Richard Nixon were accused of engaging in antisemitic rhetoric like blaming the Jews for having a stranglehold over the American media; a claim that he vehemently denied. However, when the declassified Richard Nixon tapes confirmed his antisemitic remarks in 2002, Graham swiftly apologized.
  5. He was a dear friend of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., whom he called ‘Mike’, which was a nickname only his closest friends were allowed to call him.
  6. President Bill Clinton awarded Graham and his wife the Congressional Gold Medal jointly in 1996.
  7. Upon the release of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist in 1973, he stated that the film was infused with evil.
  8. Graham holds the distinction of being the first non-musician to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Featured Image by Warren K. Leffler / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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