John Hinckley Jr is an infamous American citizen who attempted to assassinate then-president Ronald Reagan in 1981. He was born on May 29, 1955 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and has since been in and out of mental health institutions. This article will explore the life of John Hinckley Jr, from his early life to his career and achievements, and his current net worth and personal life.
Early Life of John Hinckley Jr
John Hinckley Jr was born to an affluent family in Ardmore, Oklahoma. His father was a successful executive of a large oil company and his mother was a homemaker. Hinckley was a bright student in school and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in mass communication. He had a troubled childhood and was known to have a fascination with Jodie Foster, actress and singer. He was also known to be a fan of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Career and Achievements
John Hinckley Jr attempted to assassinate then-president Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. He shot six bullets at the president and his entourage, wounding Reagan, his press secretary, and two others. He was arrested immediately and tried in court. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was subsequently committed to the St. Elizabeth’s mental institution in Washington, D.C.
Net Worth and Personal Life
John Hinckley Jr’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million as of 2021. He has earned most of his wealth from his family’s fortune and investments. He is now out of the mental institution and lives with his parents in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has been married twice and has two children from his second marriage.
John Hinckley Jr is an infamous American citizen who attempted to assassinate then-president Ronald Reagan in 1981. He has been in and out of mental health institutions and has a net worth of around $2 million. He is now out of the mental institution and lives with his parents in Virginia.