What kind of job can a man get when he is used to being a prince or duke? It turns out Prince Harry has found himself a new job, after giving up his duties for the royal family. He will be working as a chief impact officer for a tech company in Silicon Valley, California.
Prince Harry lands his first job since leaving the royal firm
BetterUp made an announcement on Tuesday relating to Harry’s new job. The company focuses on employee coaching and mental health services. The statement said it had hired Prince Harry in an executive role. A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex later confirmed his new role.
Prince Harry made a statement about his appointment, which was released by the company. He said that as BetterUp’s first Chief Impact Officer, his goal is to lift up critical dialogues around mental health.
Harry’s new role will also help to build supportive and compassionate communities. It will also foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations. Harry said, “And my hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence.” The Duke of Sussex added that he has worked with a BetterUp coach and found it an “invaluable experience.”
Prince Harry, a ‘model of inspiration’
BetterUp’s CEO, Alexi Robichaux said he was drawn to the prince’s model of inspiration and impact through action. He said as a true citizen of the world, Harry has dedicated his life’s work to bringing attention to the diverse needs of people everywhere. Moreover, Robichaux said in his statement that the duke is advocating for mental health initiatives.
On the company’s leadership team page, Harry is listed as, “Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex – Chief Impact Officer.” His name comes third in a list of more than two dozen executives and behind only the company’s co-founders, showing how important Harry is.
As for the Duke’s bio on the website, it describes him as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist.” His bio also cites his charity work through his and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation.
What kind of salary will Harry earn?
There is no indication of the kind of salary Prince Harry will earn. However, the new job is only one of a number of business ventures he and Meghan have launched since leaving the UK. In the couple’s recent bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry said he is no longer drawing money from the Royal Family. He is, instead, reliant on his inheritance from his late mother, Princess Diana.
The explosive interview with Oprah also brought up the subject of Prince Harry and Meghan’s mental health struggles in recent years. They expressed their desire to escape from the “toxic” scrutiny of the British media.
Founded in 2013, BetterUp provides mobile-based counseling, coaching, and mentorship programs for employees at more than 300 businesses. These include Snap Inc, Chevron, and AT&T’s Warner Media. During February, the employee coaching service provider brought in $125 million, taking BetterUp’s valuation to $1.73 billion.
At least Harry didn’t have to start in the mailroom!