Quick Info about Philip Dunton Murphy
- Full NamePhilip Dunton Murphy
- First NamePhilip
- Middle NameDunton
- Last NameMurphy
- Born NamePhilip Dunton Murphy
- Birth date16/08/1957
- Birth PlaceNeedham, Massachusetts
- Net Worth$ 60 million
- ParentsDorothy Louise and Walter F. Murphy
Phil Murphy is a popular American politician as well as a financier and diplomat. Currently, he has been servicing as the 56th Governor of New Jersey. Previously, he has also worked as the chair of the Democratic Governors Association and also as a Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Phil Murphy was born as Philip Dunton Murphy on August 16, 1957, in Needham, Massachusetts, USA. And spent most of his childhood in Newton, Massachusetts. He is the son of Dorothy Louise and Walter F. Murphy. He is not the only son of his parents but has three older siblings- Janet Murphy Brown and Dorothy Murphy Egan. While his third sibling’s name hasn’t been disclosed yet. Phil Murphy completed his AB degree in Economics from Harvard University in the year 1979. Later, in 1983, he completed his MBA degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He started his career from Goldman Sachs in the year 1982. Later, from 1992 until 1997, he worked in the Frankfurt Office. In 1997, he was appointed the President of Goldman Sachs for Asia. Later, in 2001, Phil Murphy was appointed the global co-head of the Investment Management Division. He retired from the company back in the year 2006. On September 3, 2009, Phil Murphy was appointed the United States Ambassador to Germany and serviced until August 26, 2013. Currently, he is the 56th governor of New Jersey since January 16, 2018. During the 2016 Presidential Election, he supported Hilary Clinton’s campaign rather than Donald Trump’s. Very recently, in April 2020, Donald Trump and Phil Murphy met to discuss the recent coronavirus pandemic.
In the year 1994, Phil Murphy got married to Tammy Snyder. The couple had first met back in 1987 but didn’t date for seven years. When they started dating, they got engaged in the next 18 days itself and within 6 months of their relationship, they had already married. Now, they share a total number of 4 children- Emmanuelle Medway Murphy, Charles Dunton Murphy, Sam Murphy, and Josh Murphy.
The estimated net worth of Phil Murphy is approximately $60 million. When he was the president of Goldman Sachs, he had a net worth of nearly $50 million. According to a report, he even earned more than $700 million after working for this company. Now, Phil Murphy has been residing in a riverside resort in Middletown Township, New Jersey which is worth $200,000. He also owns houses in Berlin, Germany as well as in Italy.
What party is Phil Murphy?
Currently, Phil Murphy has been providing his services for the Democratic Political Party. In 2006, he was appointed the Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee until 2009. Currently, he has been providing his services as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association since December 4, 2019.
Phil Murphy declares state of emergency:
With the increasing number of positive cases and increasing death toll due to the coronavirus, Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency as well as a public health emergency in all the 21 counties present in New Jersey on March 9, 2020.
- He is a huge soccer fan and also played soccer during his teenage.
- He loved singing and dancing when he used to attend Harvard University.
- During his time at Harvard University, he used to work as the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
- He has two honorary degrees from Hamilton College and Rutgers University.
- Phil Murphy is very popular for financing the 50-state strategy