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Billionaire Hamish Harding is on Missing Submersible! His Net Worth 2023 and Wife | Sons

Billionaire Hamish Harding is on Missing Submersible! His Net Worth 2023 and Wife | Sons

Hamish Harding, a British businessman, pilot, explorer, and space tourist is in the media limelight as the founder of Action Group. He is serving the position of chairman of Action Aviation, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hamish received the title of the fastest circumnavigation of Earth by aircraft over both geographic poles from 9–11 July 2019. He is one of the people who is missing from the North Atlantic while going in search of the wreckage of the Titanic on 18 June 2023.

Early Life of Hamish Harding

Hamish Harding entered this world on June 24, 1964, in the United Kingdom. As of 2023, Harding is 59 years old and cuts her birthday cake annually on the 24th of June. Harding has a star sign of Cancer. Hamish has dual citizenship of UAE and the United Kingdom while he has an English background.

He follows the Christianity religion. He studied at The King’s School. Then, he joined Pembroke College. After that, he enrolled at the University of Cambridge and graduated holding a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Chemical engineering.

Hamish Harding’s Wife; Father of Four

Harding is happily married to Lisa Harding. He met his now wife, Lisa when he was serving his career as a cop. They exchanged their wedding vows in 1995. Lisa and Harding were living happily with each other for 28 years until Harding went missing on June 19.

Hamish with his wife and sons
Caption: Hamish with his wife and sons (Source: Who is writer blog)

During their marriage, they gave birth to two sons. Their son’s name is Rorry Harding and Giles Harding.  Harding is also a stepfather of Lauren Szasz and Brian Szasz.

Hamish Harding’s Net Worth

As of 2023, Hamish has a net worth of $1 billion. This is the outcome of his career as a British businessman, pilot, explorer, and space tourist. He might be earning an annual salary of £28,000 as it is the annual salary of the pilot in the UK.

Hamish inside the plane
Caption: Hamish inside the plane (Source: Khaleej Times)

Hamish Harding is on Missing Submersible

Harding joined the crew of OceanGate, Inc’s operation for the Titan submersible with four other people on 18 June 2023. Hamish and his crew went to 12,500 feet below the surface of the North Atlantic and just after an hour and 45 minutes, they went missing.

According to the reports, they only have oxygen sufficient between 70 and 96 hours. Before going missing, Harding posted on Instagram about his survey of Titan on June 18, 2023:

“I am proud to finally announce that I joined @oceangateexped for their RMS TITANIC Mission as a mission specialist on the sub going down to the Titanic.”

He added:

“Due to the worst winter in Newfoundland in 40 years, this mission is likely to be the first and only manned mission to the Titanic in 2023. A weather window has just opened up and we are going to attempt a dive tomorrow. We started steaming from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada yesterday and are planning to start dive operations around 4am tomorrow morning. Until then we have a lot of preparations and briefings to do.”

Professional Career of Hamish Harding

  • Harding joined the Antarctic VIP tourism company, White Desert in 2017.
  • He visited his first regular business jet service to the Antarctic using a Gulfstream G550, landing on Wolfs Fang Runway, an ice runway.
  • In 2016, he worked for Buzz Aldrin and earned the title of the oldest person to reach the South Pole.
  • He and Terry Virts celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
  • The duo received the title of Guinness World Record for visiting the Earth via the North and South Poles in a Gulfstream G650ER.
Hamish posing on the frame
Caption: Hamish posing on the frame (Source: Khaleej Times)
  • He served as the mission director and launched the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center, US along with a team of more than 100 people.
  • He dived at a depth of 36,000 feet with  Victor Vescovo at Mariana Trench on 5 March 2021.
  • He became the crew of the suborbital Blue Origin NS-21 mission and flowed into space on 4 June 2022.
  • His company, Action Aviation transported eight wild cheetahs from Namibia to India.

Awards & Honors

  • He got the title of the Living Legends of Aviation in August 2022.
  • he became one of the board of trustees of the Explorers Club and for the Middle East chapter, he is serving as chairman.

FAQs of Hamish Harding

How tall is Hamish Harding?

Hamish stands at a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 75 kg. He has dark blue colored eyes and his hair is blonde.

Did Hamish Harding’s son attend a concert?

Yes, his stepson attended the concert even though his father is missing. His stepson, Brian Szasz became the chapter of criticism when he joined a Blink-182 concert in San Diego on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Who was present on the Passengers Aboard the Missing Submersible?

The missing submersible had 5 passengers on board. They are Stockton Rush, Hamish Harding, Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Shahzada Dawood, and Suleman Dawood. All of them were billionaires.

Does Hamish Harding have a Guinness world record?

Yes, Hamish holds a Guinness world record. When he became part of a flight crew that circumnavigation the globe via both poles in the fastest time, he earned the title in 2019.