Alma Powell Biography

Alma Vivian Powell is an American audiologist. She is best known as the wife of General Colin Powell who lost his life due to complications from COVID 19. She devoted most of her life towards the betterment of children and worked advocating on behalf of children.

Early Life

Alma Powell was born on 27th October 1937 in Birmingham, United States. She was born to her parents in America and was brought up in America itself. Her father and uncle both were the principal of a high school in Birmingham.

Alma Powell Career

After finishing her graduation, she quickly started her career and accepted her first job as a radio host. She hosted a show called “Luncheon with Alma”, a show which included latest news about women’s with music as well. Almost after a year, she shifted to North America to Boston, Massachusetts in order to study Pathology and Audiology at Emerson College. During the span of 1958 to 1962, she served as an audiologist for the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing.

Alma Powell served herself to be the chair of America’s Promise that is the nation’s largest dedicated partnership that helps in improving the lives of children and youth. She has also tried her hands in making two children’s books. In 2011, she was being honored with NASBE’s “National Education Policy Leader of the Year” along with her husband Colin Powell.

Who was Alma Powell Husband?

Colin Powell was born in Harlem and was brought up in South Bronx and later attained his graduation from City College of New York. Colin was the son of an immigrant who belonged to a Jamaican family and who rose to become the first US black Secretary of the State. He died on Monday at the age of 84. After that he joined the military through R.O.T.C. he was the country’s national security adviser, secretary of the state, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Luther Powell was an American politician, diplomat, and retired four-staged general. He was one of the great personalities ever born in the military and who attained huge respect because of his work. He served himself to be 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005.

Colin Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. He also served himself to be the commander of US Army Forces command in 1989. The time when Afghanistan was fighting for the war and when US troops fighting the war in Afghanistan launched Afghan-based Qaeda leaders on 11th September 2011; Colin Powell argued within the administration saying let diplomacy run its course on Iraq, he said that “you break it and you own it”. Colin Powell was a kind of isolated personality who dedicated his years to the safety and security department of the country. He was a member of Republican during the period of presidency of Obama from 2008 to 2012. Colin Powell married his wife Alma Powell in 1962. They both together have three children.

Alma Powell Biography

Real Name Alma Vivian Powell (nee Johnson)
Birth Date October 27, 1937
Age (as of 2021) 83 Years
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Nationality American
Profession Audiologist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign  Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 65 kg  –  in Pounds –  143 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Average


Father Robert Charles Johnson
Mother Mildred Elisa Bell
Sister One


School Pratt Elementary School, Parker High School.
College Fisk University, Emerson College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who was her husband? Colin Powell
Children Three (Michael, Linda, Annemarie)

Personal life

Alma Powell married Colin Powell on 25th August 1962. Currently, she is the mother of the former chairman of Federal Communications Commissions named Michael Powell. Apart from his only son, she has two daughters named Linda Powell who is an actress, and Annemarie. She is the wife of Colin Powell who died on Monday, i.e., 18th October 2021. He died because of complications due to COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated and was being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where his family confirmed his death.

Colin Powell Cause of Death

Colin was being treated for multiple myeloma but lost his life on Monday due to complications from the COVID-19. Despite being fully vaccinated against the life-threatening COVID-19 pandemic, his family said, he died because of the complications of the virus he got due to COVID. Colin Powell was one of America’s foremost black figures who was serving the duties for decades. Colin Powell was wounded in the Vietnam War. He served himself to be the US national security advisor under the presidency of Ronald Reagan from 1987 to 1989.

Alma Powell Net Worth

Alma Powell is an American audiologist and the wife of former United States Secretary of States Colin Powell who died because of COVID complications. She is estimated to have a net worth of around $6 million which further includes her endorsements, contracts, and connections, or assets from book publishing, etc.

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