Richard Marcinko Net Worth 2021: Wiki, Age, Family, Career & More

Who was Richard Marcinko?

Richard Marcinko was a former commander of the US Navy SEAL and had fought in the Vietnam War. He became the first-ever commander officer of SEAL Team Six. He died on the Christmas of 2021. Marcinko was 81 years old when he died.

Net Worth (2021)

The estimated net worth of Richard Marcinko, just before his death, was approximately $1.5 Million. It is not surprising. After all, he had published several high-selling books. He also earned a great deal from his profession as a motivational speaker and talk show host. Marcinko was one of the most popular war heroes of America.   

Quick Info

Full NameRichard Marcinko
Date of BirthNovember 21, 1940
Age 81 Years (at the time of death)
Birth PlaceLansford, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionFormer Navy Seal Commander, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Talk Show Host
ParentsFather- George Marcinko
Mother- Emilie Teresa Pavlik Marcinko
WifeKathy Black (1962-1985)
Nancy Alexander (1993)
Net Worth$1.5 Million

Early Life, Family & Education

On November 21, 1940, Richard was born to his parents, George and Emilie Teresa Pavlik Marcinko. He was born in Lansford, Pennsylvania, USA. The Marcinko family settled in New Brunswick when Richard was very young. Marcinko’s father was a Croatian, while his mother hailed from Slovakia. Therefore, he belongs to both Slovak and Croatian descent.  

 Marcinko enrolled in the US Naval Postgraduate School and studied international relations. He eventually earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University. Afterward, he attended Auburn University at Montgomery and received a Master’s degree in political science.


Richard Marcinko did not complete high school education. Instead, he dropped out of high school and began searching for suitable jobs. He applied for the US Marines but got rejected. He was not selected in the USA Marines because he did not have a high school diploma. However, when he applied for US Navy in 1958, he got selected. He worked as a radioman in US Navy.

 In June 1961, Marcinko was selected for the UDTR training (Underwater Demolition Team/ Replacement). He completed his graduation in October 1961. He worked as a member of UDT-21 for four years. In 1965, Marcinko became a member of the official commission. He graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1965 and became an ensign. Later, he became a member of SEAL Team Two in 1966.

Marcinko retired from United States Navy in 1989. He tried his hands in several other fields after his retirement. He published non-fiction books and became a motivational speaker. He also worked as a military consultant and talk show host.

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