Hamish Harding Biography
Hamish was a British businessman, pilot, explorer, and space tourist who lives in the UAE. In addition, he founded and served as chairman of Action Group and Action Aviation, a global aircraft brokerage company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In 2017, he collaborated with Antarctic VIP tourist operator White Desert to launch the Antarctic’s first regular business jet service.
Harding, 58, was one of five men killed after a “catastrophic implosion” of a Titanic expedition submersible. The expedition’s operator, OceanGate, revealed in a statement on Thursday that its CEO Stockton Rush, Harding, Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet had “sadly perished.”
Hamish Harding Age
Hamish Harding was born on 24 June 1964. He was 58 years old.
Hamish Harding Height
Hamish was 5 feet 7 inches/1.7m tall.
Hamish Harding Education
He attended Kings School Gloucester and graduated from Pembroke College Cambridge University with a bachelor’s degree, after which he went on to obtain a master’s degree in Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering.
Hamish Harding Family
He was born on June 24, 1964, and no information about his parents or siblings is known to the media.
Hamish Harding Wife
Hamish Harding is married to Linda Harding, has two children named Rory and Giles Harding, and lives in the United Arab Emirates. He lives in the United Arab Emirates with his family.
Linda and Hamish wed in 2007 after meeting at a charity event in 2005. Their three children are Alice, Henry, and Olivia. Linda is a freelance journalist that is passionate about environmental and social issues. She usually joins Hamish on his expeditions and helps him document them. Linda also enjoys running and cycling, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Hamish Harding’s Net Worth
Hamish has an accumulated net worth of around $1 Billion.
Hamish Harding Career
Hamish began his career as MD in India with Bangalore-based Logica, an IT consultancy firm. Under his leadership, Logica secured the largest software contract signed in the Indian banking sector to date, the renowned National Payments System of India Project for the Reserve Bank of India, in 2001.
He left Logica India in 2002 to form Action Group, a private investment firm comprised of four firms, including Action Aviation, founded in 2005, and Action Property Group, founded in 2006. Triumph Property Group, which was created in 2012, owns airport hangars and office buildings in the United States. Action Production, which was started in 2012,
Over the previous 16 years as chairman of the International aircraft brokerage company Action Aviation, he has been involved in a wide range of business and commercial aviation initiatives.
In December 2017, Hamish planned the first VIP tourist flight into Antarctica, using a Gulfstream G550 and a newly constructed ice runway. He formed the One More Orbit Foundation, which is dedicated to the exploration and STEM education and served as its treasurer. Hamish asked Nigerian Prince Ned Nwoko to raise awareness, start the Eradication of Malaria in Africa project, and fund malaria vaccine research as well as considerable plans for eradication projects within Nigeria.
In 2019, he set the Guinness World Record for the fastest tour of the Earth through the poles, and in 2021, he set the record for the longest period spent at full ocean depth. He also held the record for traveling the farthest distance at full ocean depth. He was one of five persons aboard the missing tourist submersible that was searching for the Titanic’s wreckage.