Former Navy SEAL who now shills his paramilitary project management experience to shady two-bit dictators around the world. He gained notoriety as the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, a private security company that operated in the [[Iraq War]] during the height of the War on Terror. Born on June 6, 1969, in Holland, Michigan, Prince was raised in a conservative family and attended Hillsdale College, where he earned a degree in economics in 1992. Blackwater faced controversy over several incidents, including the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, where Blackwater employees killed 17 Iraqi civilians. Prince resigned as CEO of Blackwater in 2009 and sold the company, which has since been renamed Academi. After leaving Blackwater, Prince founded several other businesses, including Frontier Services Group, a logistics and transportation company, and FSG Africa, which provides security and training services in Africa. He has also been involved in several controversial initiatives, including a proposal to privatize the war in Afghanistan and a plan to establish a private [[intelligence]] network to support the Trump administration. ## GOP donor Prince is a prominent [conservative]( and has donated millions of dollars to [Republican]( causes and candidates over the years. He is the brother of [[Betsy DeVos]], who served as the Secretary of Education under former President [[Donald Trump]] from 2017 to 2021. Betsy DeVos is the wife of Dick DeVos, a businessman and former CEO of the consumer goods distribution company Amway. The Prince and DeVos families are both wealthy and politically influential in conservative circles, and they have been major donors to Republican causes and candidates for many years.