Erik Prince Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Erik Prince

American businessman Erik Dean Prince is the creator of the military organization “Blackwater USA” and a former U.S. Navy SEAL. He was Blackwater’s chairman until the company was sold to a consortium of investors in 2010, and it’s CEO from 2003 to 2009.

Erik Prince Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth2 Billion Dollars
NameErik Dean Prince
Date of BirthJune 6, 1969
Age53 years
Birth PlaceHolland, Michigan, United States
SpouseJoanna Ruth Prince (m. 2004–2012), Joan Prince (m. 1991–2003), Stacy DeLuke
EducationHillsdale College, United States Naval Academy
ProfessionAmerican businessman, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer
Erik Prince

Erik Prince Early Life

The youngest of four children, Prince was born on June 6, 1969, in Holland, Michigan. His parents are Edgar D. Prince and Elsa Broekhuizen. His parents are both of Dutch descent. He obtained his high school diploma from Holland Christian. Together, Prince and his father travelled the globe, stopping in places like the divided Berlin, Normandy and the German concentration camp Dachau. Prince was admitted to the United States Naval Academy and studied there for three semesters before leaving. Later, in 1992, he graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in economics.

After graduating from Hillsdale College, Prince attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy in 1992. Later, he was a Navy SEAL and served with SEAL Team 8 on missions in Haiti, the Middle East and the Balkans. He attributes the SEALs with giving his business mentality a place to flourish. When his father passed away in 1995, Prince prematurely concluded his time in the U.S. Navy.

Erik Prince Career

Erik Prince is the founder and former CEO of Blackwater Worldwide. It is a private military company. It is most known for being a contractor for the United States government in Iraq under President George W. Bush. Blackwater Worldwide was later known by the names “Xe” and “Academi”. Prince attributes his decision to start Blackwater to the massacre in Rwanda. More than $1.6 billion in unclassified federal contracts and an undetermined sum of classified work have been given to the company since 1997. It grew to be the largest of the three private security firms hired by the State Department.

It offered 987 guards for outlying embassies and bases. Blackwater and its affiliates have received up to $600 million in confidential contracts from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since 2001. In 2010, the Barack Obama administration gave the business a $120 million contract for security services with the US Department of State. Prince is quite proud of the work Blackwater has accomplished and highlights its achievements.

Erik Prince Wife

Erik has been married thrice. He married Joan Prince in 1991 and got divorced in 2003. Later, he got married to Joanna Ruth Prince. Following his divorce from her in 2012, he later got married to Stacy DeLuke.

Erik Prince

Erik Prince Net Worth

Erik has a net worth of $2 billion. The success of his company Blackwater is the reason behind his fortune.

Erik Prince Body Features

Weight75 kg
Eye ColorBrown


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