Born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on the 10th June 1921, in Mon Repos, Corfu, Kingdom of Greece, he is the Prince of the United Kingdom, and Duke of Edinburgh thanks to his marriage to Queen Elizabeth II, which has been active since 1947.
Have you ever wondered how rich Prince Philip is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Philip’s net worth is as high as $30 million, acquired through his involvement in various business projects, but also he has published a number of books, the sales of which have also added to his wealth.
Prince Philip Net Worth $30 Million
Since day one, Philip’s life has been quite interesting. He is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, the fifth child of his parents, but the only son, his sisters were Margarita, Theodora, Cecilie, and Sophie. Coming from a Royal family had its good and bad sides; he and his family were exiled from Greece when he was still a baby, allegedly being carried in a cot made from a fruit box. They settled in Paris in a house owned by Princess George of Greece and Denmark, who was his aunt. Once he was old enough for schooling, Philip first entered American School in Paris, and then in 1928 he changed not just school but country, as he moved to the United Kingdom to attend Cheam School. During this time, Philip was living with Victoria Mountbatten, Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven – his maternal grandmother – in her residence at Kensington Palace, but also lived with his uncle George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, at Lynden Manor in Bray, Berkshire. His life went into further distress when his mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and put into an asylum; meantime his sisters married German noblemen.
He wasn’t in contact with his mother for the rest of his young years, as he was then sent to Schule Schloss Salem in Germany, which was owned by the family of one of his brothers –in-law Berthold, Margrave of Baden, and therefore his education was free. However, the rise of Nazism in Germany saw Philip move from Salem to Gordonstoun in Scotland, but the following year he left and joined the Royal Navy, graduating from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as the best cadet on course. When the Second World War broke out, he fought on the British side, and steadily progressed in ranks, reaching lieutenant ranks in the 16th July 1942, and then in October became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace. He finally left the Navy in 1952, when his wife became Queen Elizabeth.
Back in 1934 he first met Elizabeth, and they started corresponding in 1939, maintaining through letters during the war, when Philip was at sea. Then in 1946, Philip asked for the hand of the young Princess from King George VI, and he accepted the request. The two married the following year and since then, Philip has become one of the most influential people of the UK’s royal family. He is patron of numerous organizations, according to some reports he has been involved in over 800, such as World Wildlife Fund, The Work Foundation, and International Equestrian Federation, among many others.
Of course Philip has no private life, but has been a staunch supporter of The Queen, and respected by the British public for that. They have three sons and a daughter.