Phil Murphy Bio, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Phil Murphy. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Phil Murphy do for a living?
  2. Who are Phil Murphy’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Phil Murphy’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Phil Murphy married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Phil Murphy have any children?
  6. Where is Phil Murphy now?
  7. How tall is Phil Murphy?
  8. How much money does Phil Murphy earn?
  9. What is Phil Murphy’s net worth?

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Who is Phil Murphy?

Phil Murphy is an American politician, financier, and diplomat. Currently, he is serving as the 56th governor of New Jersey. He has been holding the position as the governor since 2018. In addition, he is a member of the Democratic Party.

He took over the governorship position from Chris Christie a Republican. Moreover, prior to becoming the governor, he served as the US Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013. He spent 23 years at Goldman Sachs, where he had several high-level positions. At Goldman Sachs, he earned considerable wealth and before his retirement in 2006.  In addition, he has also served as chair of finances for the Democratic National Committee in the 2000s under Howard Dean.

During Barack Obama‘s administration, he served as the US Ambassador to Germany. Moreover, during his tenure, he dealt with the international fallout from the US diplomatic cables leak.


Phil started his career in 1982, at Goldman Sachs as an associate Intern. After completing his internship and graduating in 1983 he was hired officially by Goldman Sachs. he worked for several years and he was promoted to a higher rank. In 1993, he was the head of the firm’s Frankfurt office he worked in that position until 1997. After that, his business responsibilities were expanded to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria as well as in the emerging post-Warsaw Pact economies of Central Europe.

A photo of Phil Murphy
A photo of Phil Murphy

In 1997, he became the new president of Goldman Sachs in Asia where he served for two years until 1999. As the president of the company, his office was located in Hong Kong. At that time the company was benefiting from Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings. Yue Yuen was a shoe manufacturing industry that became notorious for its harsh labor practices.

After serving as the president for two years in 1999, he managed to get a position in the firm’s Management Committee. After securing a spot, he went ahead and became the firm’s global co-head of the Investments Management Division in 2001. In this capacity, he oversaw the investment of foundations, pensions, hedges, funds, and wealthy personages. In 2003, he became a Senior Director of the firm, which ended his day-to-day duties at the firm. After that, he retired 2005-2006, he spent his 23 years at Goldman Sachs in all.

How Old Is Phil Murphy?

He was born on August 16th, 1957 and he is 63 years as of 2021. He shares his birthday with other notable personalities such as Taika Waititi, Madonna, Larry Nassar, Steve Carell, James Cameron, Saif Ali Khan, Carey Price, Angela Bassett, among others.

Phil Murphy Family

Who are His Parents?

Murphy was born in Needham Massachusetts, and he was raised in both Needham and nearby Newton. In addition, he is the son of Dorothy Louise (Dunton) and Walter F. Murphy.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has not yet revealed any information about his siblings, in case of any information, about his siblings we will update it as soon as possible.

Phil Murphy Education

He attended Needham High School in Massachusetts where he graduated in 1975. After that, he joined Havard University where he graduated in 1979 with an AB degree in economics. He went on and received his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1983.

Phil Murphy Wife

Currently, he is married to Tammy Snyder, the two met in 1987 when they were both working at Goldman Sachs. The two got married in 1994.

Phil Murphy Kids

The two have been blessed with fours children three sons and a daughter.

US Ambassador to Germany

In 2009, he was appointed as the US Ambassador to Germany, under President Barack Obama’s administration. He served as the ambassador for a period of four years until 2013. In addition, after he was nominated by the president on July 9, he was then confirmed by US Senate on August 7. After that, he appeared in Berlin alongside his family on August 21.

When he arrived in Germany he handed his documents to Germans President Horst Koehler on September 13. In addition, he was sworn in the same day. Furthermore, during his time as the ambassador, he promoted American trade. In addition, he also emphasized encouraging Germany’s Youth through town hall meetings.

In 2010, WikiLeaks published the US diplomatic cables leak which contained negative statements that Phil had signed about senior German politicians. Moreover, it also included the comments given by Phil saying that Merkel was ” Insecure”. As a result, of his remarks, some of the German officials said Phil was supposed to be recalled.

While responding to the allegation, he appeared in different television outlets such as ZDD in a trial to control the damage. Phil went ahead and said he was a big boy and he was not going to apologize for what his staff had done. However, on December 5th, he apologized for the Leak in Welt am Sonntag.


2017 election

Phil declared his candidacy, in May 2016 for the Democratic nomination in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial election. Moreover, he was the first candidate to announce his candidacy.

It was rare to make an announcement so early. Murphy faced comparisons to unpopular former governor Jon Corzine, another rich former Goldman Sachs CEO. Murphy, too, started the campaign with minimal name recognition.

Democratic primary

Phil was the first candidate to declare his intention, though with time other candidates were going to run. On September 28, 2016, Fulop announced his intention to run for the same position as Phil’s challenger. After that Sweeney confirmed that he was not going to run for the seat and he gave support to Phil. As a result of Sweeney withdrawals, Phil emerged as the obvious front-runner for the nomination. However, Wisniewski and Lesniak, the two were well-known remaining and potential candidates, have both said that they plan to run.

In January 2017 he received endorsement from Bob Menendez, a US Senator, and Cory Booker. In addition, he also received endorsements from all 21 county party organizations. Having received endorsement from different places by 2017, he was leading in a Quinnipiac Poll.

During the primary, he faced Johnson and Wisniewski, where he defeated them with 48% of the votes. Johnson and Wisniewski received 22% and 5% respectively.

General Election

During the November general election, he ran against Guadagno, the Republican nominee. Guadagno campaigned as a centrist during that race, seeking to avoid affiliation with both Christie, who had a record-low popularity rating for a governor, and Donald Trump. Instead, she attempted to draw attention to Murphy’s experience at Goldman Sachs. Moreover, on July 26 Phil nominated Sheila Oliver, an assemblywoman, and speaker as his running mate


On October 1, 2020, he confirmed that he was going to seek reelection, with Oliver as his running mate. In the Democratic nomination, primary he runs unopposed. This was after two candidates were disqualified. During the general election, he will face Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli.


After taking office, in his first term, he was sworn in as governor of New Jersey on January 16th, 2018.

Phil Murphy Height

He has not disclosed his actual height, weight, and body measurement.

Phil Murphy Net Worth

He has a net worth of $50 million.

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