Erik Prince is known for founding Blackwater Worldwide, a private military company in the USA. He has a deep knowledge of military operations and has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Seals.
Born on June 6th, 1969, Erik is 52 years old and was born to Edgar D. Prince and Elsa as their fourth and youngest child.
A business mind clearly runs in the family as his father was also a famous businessman in America, who founded the Prince Corporation.
Now, Eric is reportedly offering paid flights out of Kabul to desperate evacuees seeking refuge, so let’s discover how much money Eric is worth in the grand scheme.
What is Erik Prince’s net worth?
Forbes listed the whole of Erik’s family in 2016 as America’s 88th richest family. Reaching $5.4 billion as the estimated net worth. Betsy DeVos is also his sister and she was the former U.S. Secretary of Education up until the start of 2021.
Erik is currently living in UAE’s Abu Dhabi with his wife, Stacy DeLuke, a former spokesperson for Blackwater. The businessman has seven children, four of which were with his first wife, Joan Nicole, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2003. Erik then married the nanny of their children, Joanna Houck, the year after in 2004 as he had already got her pregnant prior to his wife’s death.
Blackwater businessman’s alleged Afghanistan bolster
Following orders from Joe Biden, troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan and the Taliban have had a resurgence. Previously speaking on the situation, Erik told Tucker Carlson Tonight that “half-baked politicians” in Washington are to blame for what is happening in Afghanistan.
The U.S. and NATO forces are already attempting to send rescue teams into Taliban-controlled areas in hopes of helping citizens into the airport, and Erik is also attempting to be a hero.
However, the US billionaire is selling flights out of Afghanistan for a hefty fee. Reportedly, Eric told the Wall Street Journal that he is offering people seats on a chartered plane out of Kabul for $6,500 per person.
The Wall Street Journal also reported today, August 25th, that Erik has said that for the $6,500 fee, people can be safely transported into the Hamid Karzai International Airport and onto a chartered flight. There will also be an extra fee for those who want to be brought to the airport but are stuck in their homes.