David Miscavige Biography
(Leader of the Church of Scientology)
Birthday: April 30, 1960 (Taurus)
Born In: Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, United States
David Miscavige is the leader of the Church of Scientology and is presently the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), an American non-profit corporation that controls the trademarks and copyrights of Dianetics and Scientology. The story of his rise to power is on par with classical drama featuring politics, intrigue and betrayal. An ailing child, he became a follower of Scientology along with his family after a miraculous treatment that cured him. According to his father, a tough and smart kid, he rose up the ranks quickly to become Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard's confidant at the age of 16. He assumed power after Hubbard's death and steered the organization with an iron fist. Along the way, he has faced countless criticisms and negative media reports, including legal proceedings, but he has continued his journey of expanding the organization internationally. However, in recent times, most of his family members have stepped away from his side one by one, including his wife, his brother, his niece, and his father. Most notably, his father went so far as to write a book on his relationship with his son, criticizing his actions.