Stockton Rush is an American entrepreneur, inventor and engineer.
He is the founder and CEO of OceanGate, a company that designs and builds manned submersibles for deep-sea exploration and research.
Rush has been involved in the development of several high-tech projects, including the design and construction of underwater robots, autonomous underwater vehicles and submersibles.
He has also been a technical advisor and consultant to various organizations in the field of ocean exploration and research.
Rush is a licensed pilot, scuba diver and a member of the Explorers Club.
Stockton Rush wife
Stockton’s wife is Wendy Rush née Hollings Weil having married in 1986.
According to The Sun, she is is the communications director for OceanGate Inc, and also serves on the board of the company’s charitable foundation.
Wendy’s LinkedIn states that she has participated in three OceanGate expeditions to the Titanic wreckage in the last two years.
Additionally, from 2017 to October 2021, she was the president of the OceanGate Foundation, and retains her position as a member of the foundation’s executive board.
Before her affiliation with OceanGate, Wendy was a substitute teacher in Lancaster and an account manager with Ladd Associates.
Stockton Rush net worth
Stockton has a estimated net worth of $12 million.
According to Distractify, the OceanGate CEO was born into a wealthy family, which allowed him to pursue his passions.
Stockton’s ancestry can also be traced back to two of America’s founding fathers, giving him wealth on both sides of the family.
He’s a descendant of two of the Declaration of Independence’s signers, Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton.
Stockton is also descended from 18th-century poet Annis Stockton, US Attorney General Richard Rush and US Civil War commander Richard Henry Rush.
While Stockton’s exact net worth isn’t public knowledge, between his family money, OceanGate salary, and aerospace experience, his estimated net worth is as mentioned above.
However, OceanGate has been valued at $66 million and so as the founder and CEO, he likely has a high financial stake in the company.
What happened to Stockton Rush?
Stockton, the CEO and founder of OceanGate Expeditions, was aboard his company’s Titan submarine that disappeared en route to the wreck of HMS Titanic.
The US and Canadian Coast Guards are currently taking part in an attempted rescue mission to recover the craft.
Also understood to be on the missing OceanGate vessel are British billionaire Hamish Harding, French diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son, Sulaiman Dawood.
The Titan is a cramped 22-feet long cylinder with a aerospace-grade carbon fibre hull capped with titanium hemispheres at each end.
It boasts a massive viewport window and 4K cameras to relay the marine environment outside back to those within but is otherwise sparse indeed.