Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Britain’s beloved Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 99. In addition to his loved ones in the royal family, which include Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, he leaves behind a legacy of philanthropy powered by his $30 million net worth in U.S. dollars, says Celebrity Net Worth.
Prince Philip’s Background
Prince Philip was born to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenburg. After a tumultuous childhood, Philip lived in many European countries, finally moving to Britain to become a cadet at the Royal Navy College, Celebrity Net Worth reports.
Prince Philip’s Income
Prince Philip married his childhood sweetheart in 1947. In 1952, when Elizabeth became queen, Philip became her consort, assisting in royal duties that include attending state dinners, world tours and openings of Parliament. Nicki Swift reports that he earned $500,000 annually in that role. He continued to receive these funds even after he retired in 2017, Celebrity Net Worth writes.
Prince Philip’s Philanthropy
Prince Philip was well known for his philanthropy. He founded the Prince Philip Gordonstoun Foundation, a school that has welcomed “children of differing ability, from a variety of societal backgrounds, regardless of wealth and status,” since 1934, according to the foundation’s website.
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