Phil Murphy is a big name in the business and political industry. He is a professional financier, a diplomat who later turned into a politician. Phil is currently the Governor of New Jersey. Previously, he was the Finance chair of the Democratic National Committee and the United States Ambassador to Germany.
Phil Murphy was born on the 16th of August, 1957, under Philip Donton Murphy’s name in Needham, Massachusetts, the U.S. He is the son of Walter F. Murphy and Dorothy Louise Dunton Murphy. Walter was a high-school dropout who worked odd jobs, whereas Dorothy was a secretary by profession.
Furthermore, he has three older siblings; two sisters are Janet Murphy Brown and Dorothy Murphy Egan. He is currently 63 years old. His zodiac is Sagittarius.
Talking about the educational qualifications of Murphy, the details about his primary education is unknown. Later, he attended Harvard University. Initially, he entered the college for a musical theater area. Then, however, he graduated with an A.B. degree in economics in the year 1979. For further studies, he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and later graduated with an MBA degree in 1983.
Phil belongs to Irish American heritage. Moreover, he holds American citizenship. As per his religious views, he follows the Christian religion.
Phil stands to 5 feet, and 9 inches (1.92 meters) in height and his weight is around 70 kilograms. He wears shoes of size 9 according to UK standards. Furthermore, he has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes with blonde hair.
Murphy met Tammy Synder in 1987. However, they got into a relationship after seven years. Furthermore, the couple engaged immediately after 18 days and married in 1994. Moreover, the couple has four children together: Josh Murphy, Charles Dunton Murphy, Sam Murphy, and Emmanuelle Medway Murphy.
Phil currently resides with his family at the Drumthwacket Foundation, the official residence of the governor of New Jersey. This mansion is located at 354 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540, United States.
Murphy had cancerous tumors in his kidneys, and he underwent surgery to remove them on the 4th of March, 2020. The surgery went well, and he made a full recovery.
Phil Murphy has his personal Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @govmurphy. Also, he has more than 34.1k followers on Instagram. Furthermore, his Twitter id is @GovMurphy. He has more than 134k followers on Twitter. His website is nj.gov/governor/
Business and Finance Career
Phil Murphy started his professional career as a summer associate intern at Goldman Sachs in 1982. The internship turned into a regular job after his graduation in 1983. Furthermore, he was promoted immediately to the position. In 1997, Murphy became the President of Goldman Sachs. He served the place for a total of 2 years.
Furthermore, he secured a position on the management committee. Exactly two years later, Murphy became the co-head of the Sachs Investment Management Division. Finally, Phil Murphy became the Senior Director of Goldman Sachs in 2003. After 23 years at the firm, Phil retired in 2005-06.
After Goldman Sachs, Phil became the National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2006. Previously, this position was taken y Maureen White, a specialist and fundraiser. However, he left the job in 2009. His work was later taken by Jane Watson Stetson.
Murphy started serving as the United States Ambassador to Germany in 2009. He started the office on the 3rd of September, 2009, under Barack Obama, the United States president. He swore to the position on the 13th of September that year. The work was previously held by William R. Timken. He served in this position till the 26th of August, 2013. This position was later owned by John B. Emerson. Furthermore, he was also the finance chair of the Democratic national committee from 2006 to 2009. This place was held by Maureen White previously, and later Jane Watson Stetson succeeded him.
Phil Murphy announced that he would run for the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial election in May of 2016. Thus, he became the first declared Democratic candidate for the governor position. In the primary elections on the 6th of June, he won 48% of the total votes. Furthermore, in the general elections, he took part in the match against Guadagno and won the elections. He announced Emerita Sheila Oliver, an assemblywoman and Speaker as his running mate on the 26th of July.
Furthermore, He swore to the position on the 16th of January, 2018, and became the 56th Governor of New Jersey. The Lieutenant governor under him is Sheila Oliver. Also, some of the personnel under him are:
Lieutenant Governor:- Sheila Oliver
Adjutant General:- Jemal J. Beale
Secretary of Agriculture:- Douglas H. Fisher
Attorney General:- Gurbir Grewal
The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance:- Marlene Caride
Commissioner of Children and Families:- Christine Norbut Beyer
Commissioner of Community Affairs:- Sheila Oliver
The Commissioner of Corrections:- Marcus Hicks
Commissioner of Education:- Lamont Repollet
Secretary of Higher Education:- Zakiya Smith Ellis
Commissioner of Environmental Protection:- Catherine McCabe
The Commissioner of Health:- Judith Persichilli
Commissioner of Human Services:- Carole Johnson
Secretary of State:- Tanesha Way
Commissioner of Transportation:- Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti
State Treasurer:- Elizabeth Maher Muoio
Chief of the Economic Development Authority:- Tim Sullivan
President of the Board of Public Utilities:- Joe Fiordaliso
State Comptroller:- Philip Degnan
He is the incumbent chair of the Democratic Governors Association since the 4th of December, 2019. This position was taken by Gina Raimondo previously.
Hamilton College awarded Murphy with an honorary degree in 2015. Similarly, he received an honorary degree from Rutgers University in 2019.
Net Worth of Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, has made a massive name in the political industry. Therefore, his net worth is estimated to be around $50 million. Furthermore, he earns the most money from his governmental salary.