Hamish Harding

Tue Jun 27 2023
By   Prajwol

Hamish Harding is one of the billionaires on the Titanic submersible also known as Titan who lost their lives on the ill-fated expedition to the majestic ship, Titanic. He is an aviation tycoon and adventurer who not only has explored underwater but space too.

The British Billionaire also has successfully acquired three Guinness world records. As the prominent figure, Harding lays on the ocean floor, let's remember his life, adventures, journey, and achievements.

Hamish Harding Knew The Risk Involved In Underwater Exploration

The British seasoned adventurer, Hamish Harding was well aware of the potential dangers lurking in the underwater exploration. He told Indian magazine that if something bad happens during the exploration, the hope for rescue is almost zero.

Hamish Harding announced his journey to Titanic via social media.
Hamish Harding announced his journey to Titanic via social media. Source: Instagram @actionaviationchairman

Despite this, the excitement to see the remnants of the once said unsinkable ship, Titanic made Hamish want to go on the ocean belt once again. The dream to see the Titanic remained the dream of the British billionaire who perished in the Titan Submersible implosion.

Hamish Harding Already Experienced Underwater Exploration Before

The Titan Submersible was the last underwater travel of the famous Billionaire explorer. But, it certainly was not the first one. Hamish Harding already experienced underwater exploration before and has also made two Guinness World records with it.

Hamish Harding with his son and his partner of the Mariana Trench dive. Source: Instagram @actionaviationchairman

yes, Hardings holds the title for the Longest duration at full ocean depth by a crewed vessel and the Longest distance traveled along the deepest part of the ocean. The record was made after Hamish dived down into the lowest point of the earth, Mariana Trench alongside ocean explorer Victor Vescovo.

In March 2021 visit to Mariana Trench, Victor, and Hamish covered a distance of 4.634 kilometers (2.33 Miles). Their 4 hour and 15 minutes journey made a record for the longest duration at a full ocean depth

Hamish Harding's Southpole Expedition

Besides sea exploration, Hamish Harding has been to space as well as to the south pole. He flew to the south pole twice, once in 2016 and once in 2020. Harding was accompanied by Buzz Aldrin, who became the oldest person to reach the South Pole at 86 years old.

Hamish Harding received a Guinness World Record certificate for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth
Hamish Harding received a Guinness World Record certificate for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth. Source: Instagram @actionaviationchairman

Similarly, four years later, Hamish went on to the south pole once again. But this time the British Billionaire took his son Giles Harding as his partner on the trip. Giles,12 became the youngest person ever to have achieved the feat.

In July 2019, Harding and Terry Virts led a team of aviators to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. They achieved a new Guinness World Record by circumnavigating the Earth via the North and South Poles in a Gulfstream G650ER, completing the feat in just 46 hours and 40 minutes.

Hamish Harding's 2022 Space Travel

Well, Harding was a brave man fueled with the passion to do something incredible. The British Billionaire has even been to space on June 4, 2022. He flew to space as part of the suborbital Blue Origin NS-21 mission.

Earlier, the World's richest person of that time, Jeff Bezos also went to space in the spacecraft of Blue origin. Following his space travel, Hamish became an advocate for space tourists.

Meet Hamish Harding's Wife: Linda Harding

The tragic Titan submersible incident ended the life of a long-time explorer. Hamish Harding married his wife Linda Harding in 1995. After their wedding, the couple moved to Dubai to start their romantic journey.

Hamish Harding with his wife Linda Harding and son Giles
Hamish Harding with his wife Linda Harding and son Giles. Source: Distractify

Hamish and Linda together have two children; Rory and Giles. While the Billionaire embarked on this journey to make various records, his wife, Linda preferred to stay away from the limelight.

Giles, son of Harding, shares a similar interest to his father. He likes to explore and has an Instagram account @giles.explore. It contains several adventures made by Giles alongside his father including on DSSV Pressure Drop.

Did You Know? Linda Harding Was Already Married Once

Before saying I do to Hamish Harding, Linda had already walked down the aisle just like Charlotte Flair. As the celebrity wife is quite secretive about her personal life, the identity of her past lover has not surfaced in the media.

However, Linda has two children from her previous relationship. Lauren and Brian Szasz were accepted by Hamish and made a part of his blended family.

What Was Hamish Harding's Net Worth At The Time Of Death?

Hamish Harding had an estimated net worth of $1 Billion at the time of death. With his fortune, the British Billionaire spent a lavish lifestyle as much as he can. From the lowest point of the earth to space, Harding has seen it all.

Hamish Harding in the cokpit with his son
Hamish Harding in the cockpit with his son. Source: Instagram @actionaviationchairman

Hamish has made this financial empire from his diverse ventures and business. The popular figure in the aviation world, Harding is the chairman of Action Aviation, a private jet company. In addition to this, the British Billionaire earns from his investments in real estate, stocks, and others.

Furthermore, the billionaire businessman is also a pilot which is another income-generating source. Hamish is said to have donated to many charitable programs. Harding is yet to reveal his real estate, properties, and so on. Another Billionaire to be on the Titan Submersible is Shazada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood.

Hamish Harding Early Life: Age & Parents

The late billionaire, Hamish Harding was introduced to the world on June 24, 196 in Hammersmith, London. His family was in Hongkong while Harding witnessed the Apollo 11 landing.

Hamish Harding is a native of London. Source: Facebook Hamish Harding

At a very young age, this ignited the flame of passion in Hamish. He became a space exploration enthusiast. For this, Harding went to the Air Training Corps at the age of 13 and flew chipmunk aircraft. 

The British Billionaire attended The King's School located in Gloucester in South West England from 1975 to 1982. Finally, in 1985, Harding received his pilot license. At the time, Hamish was studying at Pembroke College in Cambridge.




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