Philipp von Bernstorff is a German Count, a businessman, and husband to Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent in London.
He wasn’t popular and so much in the spotlight as his wife until much recently, when many began looking to find out more about Ward’s life, following her reporting prowess in the Ukraine/Russian war and her report on the Alexei Navalny poisoning investigation.
Philipp von Bernstorff Is From A Noble German Family
Philipp von Bernstorff’s roots are traced to Germany. Although he is a very private person and wouldn’t reveal or say anything about his family, sources reveal that he is from a noble family. The name Bernstorff is said to come from an old and distinguished German-Danish family from Mecklenburg.
Members of the family are said to have been granted the title of Count/Countess by King Christian VII of Denmark, and this explains the German Count attached to Philipp von Bernstorff’s name. Info about who his parents are, what they do/did for a living, where he grew up, and whether he has siblings or not are also made public.
How Old Is Philipp von Bernstorff?
Unlike Clarissa Ward, who we all know was born on January 30th, 1980, in London and spent most of her childhood shuttling between London and New York, there is no such information about Philipp asides from the info that he was born on November 20th, but the year is unknown.
However, some sources suggest that judging from his looks, the German Count should be between 43 to 45 years old, but there is no evidence to back up these claims.
Clarrisa once revealed in an interview that her husband is well educated and has lots of degrees, but like others, this info about Philipp is also not made public.
He Was A Fund Manager at Artradis Fund Management
Although we may not know much about what Philipp von Bernstorff studied, it won’t be wrong to assume that it is something related to Economics, Finance, or Business. Philipp’s LinkedIn profile revealed that he had served as Artradis Fund Management’s Fund Manager from 2009 to 2012.
He’s currently a business and serves as a Portfolio Manager at a company named Vulpes Investment Management. The company is based in Singapore.
Philipp Von Bernstorff Has Been Clarissa Ward’s Husband Since 2016
Philipp has been married to CNN’s chief international correspondent in London, Clarissa Ward, since 2016. The couple met at a dinner party in Moscow in 2007. According to Clarissa, when they first met, and she told him what she did for a living, he looked at her and said he thought war correspondents were egomaniacs.
The joke struck a note for them and the rest, as they say, became history for the lovebirds. They started as friends, became partners, and in November 2016, after dating for almost a decade, they stood before friends and family at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall to tie the knots.
The couple has two sons, Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour and Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris. Ezra was born in March 2018, and Casper came two years later, precisely on June 29th, 2020.
Other Facts About Philipp von Bernstorff
Philipp von Bernstorff is a very private person, but other information about him is out in public, thanks to his wife.
He Hates Social Media
One of the extra info about Philipp von Bernstorff Clarissa opened our eyes to is that he hates social media. This for sure explains why he is not on any social media platform. He, however, does have a LinkedIn profile. We all know that LinkedIn is strictly for career and business growth and not social media per se.
Philipp von Bernstorff Is A Zoophilist
Philipp is a lover of animals. This is so true of the German Count. In almost every photo of him shared by Clarrisa on her social media platforms, he is seen holding an animal, dogs to be precise, so it would be safe to say he is a lover of dogs.