The Prince Charming of the British royal family, Henry Charles Albert David is formally known as Prince Henry of Wales – and much more commonly, simply as Prince Henry, fourth in line to the throne of the Commonwealth of Nations and holding an estimated net worth of $42 million. One of the United Kingdom’s youngest millionaires and richest under-thirties, Prince Harry was definitely born into wealth, but that does not mean he has spent his life sitting idly by. Between his various investments and his frontline military service as an officer in the British Army, there is little doubt that Prince Harry has lived up to his illustrious ancestry, displaying the same grit and resolve that has seen the British royal family through for generations.
Prince Harry Net Worth $42 Million
Born on 15 September 1984 in Paddington, London, Prince Harry is a descendant of one of Europe’s oldest royal families. Harry’s father, Prince Charles, is the heir to the throne currently held by his grandmother – Queen Elizabeth II – while his mother was the ever-popular and charismatic Princess Diana. When Harry was still little, Diana decided that he and his brother, Prince William, would be brought up with a much wider range of experiences than traditional for royal children – and so the three travelled to various places, from Disney World to fast food restaurants like “McDonald’s”, and even to places like homeless shelters and AIDS clinics. Tragically, Princess Diana died on 31 August 1997 in a car crash that echoed throughout the world, leaving Harry in the sole care of his father, Prince Charles. Yet Diana’s worldly ways had already left their mark on the young Harry, and this would become increasingly more obvious as the years went by.
Prince Harry was educated in a wealth of prestigious institutions, including graduating from the famous English independent boarding school, Eton. After his graduation in 2003, Harry applied to study in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in pursuit of an officer’s rank in the British Army. Despite an earlier reputation as a “wild child” – derived largely from the unruliness of his youth, when Harry was discovered smoking cannabis and later became involved in several violent altercations with media photographers – the prince excelled in his military training and was elevated to the rank of lieutenant in 2008. In 2011, Prince Harry was promoted again after passing the difficult training programs to allow him to fly a military attack helicopter, and he currently bears the rank of captain. And while his officer’s salary might seem small fry compared to the wealth Harry was already born with, it has certainly shown that Prince Harry deserves his impressive net worth, and can work definitely work for his money if he needs to.
How rich is Prince Harry? Currently, Harry’s net worth is believed to be around $42 million. Part of this Harry inherited simply by being born into the British royal family. However, the prince also inherited a sizable amount of money in investments made by his late mother, Princess Diana. Prince Harry has shown himself more than capable of managing these investments skilfully. Besides that, Harry also has his military career, presently holding the rank of Captain in the British Army. The prince often puts his wealth to good use, and Harry is involved with a number of charitable causes – including his own foundation managed together with his brother, Prince William, titled simply “The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry”.
Today, Prince Harry continues to lead an active military career. Harry remains single despite, having recently separated with his girlfriend Cressida Bonas – though the two remain on friendly terms.
Pictures of a game of strip billiards involving Harry in his Las Vegas hotel suite were leaked by a party goer and obtained by TMZ. During his trip, he raced Ryan Lochte in a swimming pool. St. James's Palace confirmed the photographs were of Harry, but had no further comment. [August 2012].
Uncle of Prince George of Cambridge.
A big fan of hip-hop music.
A big fan of Cheryl. He could relate to Cheryl about fake stories in the press.
Is a qualified Apache helicopter co-pilot gunner with the RAF's 662 Squadron.
Harry thinks of William as a friend as well as a brother.
Was promoted to Captain in 2012. He now technically outranks his older brother.
Brother-in-law of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.
His military name is "Harry Wales" (according to his name tag) and also "Lieutenant Harry Wales".
Had secretly deployed to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan from December 2007 to February 2008, which was confirmed by the British Ministry of Defence at the end of his active duty.
One of his best friends is Simon Diss, a fellow polo player.
With his father Charles and brother William, he was interviewed by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday.
He sparked much controversy after tastelessly wearing a Nazi uniform with a swatstika armband to a costume party in early January 2005.
Has wrapped shooting on "The Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry in Lesotho" a documentary on the AIDS crisis in Lesotho. The documentary features footage shot by Harry himself. He is hoping sales of the film to foreign TV firms will provide much-needed funds for children in Lesotho orphaned by AIDS.
Is fast becoming a respected polo player of the highest calibre.
Is registered for polo under the name Harry Wales.
Born at 4:20pm at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in central London, he was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie, on 21 December 1984 in St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Attended Mrs Jane Mynors' nursery school, the pre-prep Wetherby School, both in West London, and later the Ludgrove School in Berkshire.
Often joins his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, for winter holiday ski vacations in Switzerland.
On his 18th birthday, the Queen gave him his own unique Coat of Arms.
Spent the first part of his gap year in Australia. Then, he traveled to Africa where he worked in an orphanage in Lesotho.
When he returns from his gap year (summer 2004) in Southern Africa, he will begin preparation for the Regular Commissions Board (RCB) exams, which is required for his entrance to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 2005.
(Summer 2004) Will spend July and August training with the Rugby Football Union to become an Assistant Rugby Development Officer (RDO) for young people. The RDO is designed to promote the game throughout England and encourage wider youth participation.
He will spend part of the summer working on a Duchy of Cornwall farm.
June 2004: Announced that he will be pursuing a military career and will be entering Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for officer's training in January 2005.
Spent part of his gap year doing charity works in South Africa.
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Great-great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and King George of Greece and Queen Olga. George was Alexandra's brother; he and Olga were the grandparents of Harry's grandfather, Prince Philip.
Great-great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Great-grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Younger brother of Prince William Windsor.
Son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Nephew of Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Earl Charles Spencer, and Edward Wessex.
Has two private secretaries just to deal with his love letters.
Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001".
(Fall 2001) Currently attends Eton College.
Is fifth in line to the British throne (as of 2015).
You've got to give something back. You can't just sit there.
You can imagine the kind of dinner parties I had to go to at a young age... pretty dull.
To be honest dinner conversations was the worst bit about being a child and listening to the boring people around me.
There's a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish, obviously, that we were just completely normal.
I've longed for kids since I was very, very young.
I'm still very much a kid inside myself.
I get a huge buzz from spending time with kids.
For me personally, as I said, I want to serve my country. I've done it once, and I'm still in the army, I feel as though I should get the opportunity to do it again.
Anyone who says they don't enjoy the Army is mad - you can spend a week hating it and the next week it could be the best thing in the world and the best job you could ever, ever wish for. It has got so much to offer.
Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I've grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible.
I've served my country.
[on his role as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan] Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground, And, if that means shooting someone who is shooting at them, then we will do it.
Kate (Middleton) is the sister I've always wanted.