Gaston Glock is a well-known Austrian engineer who founded the arms production company “Glock”. The company is known for making guns, knives and other clothing with a polymer frame. As a specialist in ‘polymer’ products, his company produces one of the best pistols in the world. His autobiography, “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun,” was published in 2012.
|celebrated name:||Gaston Glock|
|Real name/Full name:||Gaston Glock|
|Age:||93 years old|
|Date of birth:||July 19, 1929|
|Sexual orientation:||Straight ahead|
|Wife/husband (name):||Kathrin Glock (m. 2011), Helga Glock (m. 1962-2011)|
|Children/Children (son and daughter):||Yes (Robert Glock, Brigitte Glock, Gaston Glock, Jr.)|
|Is Gaston Glock gay?||no|
|Net worth in 2022:||$1.5 billion|
Gaston Glock Biography
Gaston Glock was born in Vienna, Austria on July 19, 1929. He spent more than 30 years of his early career in Austria, where he founded his company. He has not revealed anything about his parents or education.
Gaston Glock Age, Height, Weight
Gaston Glock was born on July 19, 1929 and is 93 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.82 meters and his weight is 72 kilograms.
Gaston Glock started his professional career in 1960 as a curtain rod manufacturer. Later he started making knives for the army. He didn’t start making firearms until he was 52 years old. He was a polymer expert before starting his own company producing pistols. He started making military knives in his garage workshop.
Because his initial employees were inefficient and inexperienced in the field, it took him some time to set up the company. It took him over a year to complete his first designed pistol. His company, “Glock Ges.mbH”, is one of the most reliable weapons manufacturers of the recent generation. Gaston is currently the general manager of the company.
Gaston Glock Achievements and Awards
Gaston Glock has not yet received an official award in his career. Being the founder of one of the best weapons manufacturers, “Glock”, is an achievement in itself. His company’s pistols are among the best on the market and Gaston is considered an expert in polymer-related goods.
Gaston Glock’s Net Worth in 2022
Gaston Glock has a net worth of $1.5 billion as of 2022. His main source of income comes from his position as general manager of Austrian arms manufacturer ‘Glock’. In 2017, his company sold $500 million worldwide, accounting for nearly 70% of the entire small arms market share. Forbes lists his family as one of the 2000 best billionaires of the year 2000.
Gaston Glock, an Austrian engineer, founded the arms manufacturing company “Glock Ges.mbH”. Gaston founded the company completely on his own in 1963. The company’s headquarters are located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. It is one of the most reliable weapons manufacturers of modern times. His autobiography, “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun,” was published in 2012. Glock is also involved in several charity events across Austria and has donated over a billion euros to the charity.
Gaston Glock Wife, Marriage
Helga Glock was Glock’s first wife, whom he married in 1958. She and Helga founded a family business in 1963. He and Helga have three children: Robert Glock, Brigitte Glock, and Gaston Glock, Jr. Unfortunately, their marriage failed, and they divorced in 2011. In the same year, Gaston married Kathrin Glock. In 2011, he released his autobiography, Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.
The book recounts the incident and Glock’s early struggles in founding his world-renowned arms manufacturing company. Glock is also involved in several charity events across Austria and has donated over a billion euros to the charity. He also contributed financially to the Austrian Freedom Party. He and his wife currently live in Velden am Wörther See, Austria.