Philippe Pozzo di Borgo

Quick Facts

Birth Date February 14,1951
Full Name Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo
Birth Name Philippe
Profession Businessman Author
Nationality French
Ethnicity Corsican French
Birth City Tunis, Tunisia
Birth Country France
Father Name French duke Pozzo di Borgo
Mother Name Marquis de Vogüé
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Aquarius
Marital Status Married
Spouse Khadija Najima
No Of Children 4
Religion Christianity

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo is a French businessman and author from Corsica who is well known for the inspiring story of his own life. He is the director of “Pommery”, the Champagne house in Reims.

In addition to that, Borgo was the owner of an inherited Hotel Particulier in Paris, which is used as a function hall. Due to a paragliding accident, Borgo cannot move his hands nor legs. Let’s talk more about him in the given sections.


He was born on February 14, 1951. He is the second son of the Marquis de Vogue and the French duke Pozzo di Borgo.

His older brother is the 7th count Pozzo di Borgo (Russia). Di Borgo is the nephew of Odile Versois’ second husband, count François Pozzo di Borgo. He spent his childhood in Algeria, Morocco, Trinidad, Amsterdam, London, and Paris.

After completing his education, he began working as a manager at Moët and Chandon, a French fine winery that produces more than 28,000,000 bottles of champagne annually. The company owns 2,900 acres (1,190 hectares) of vineyards, and it was established in 1743 by Claude Moët.


Later, Philippe had become the director of Pommery, a Champagne house that was founded by Narcisse Greno and Alexandre Louis Pommery in 1858. In 1993, di Borgo had an accident paragliding in the Savoyard reliefs of Mount Bisanne, in the Swiss Alps, according to Mirror.

After the accident, he became a diabetic quadriplegic – a paralysis that is caused by an injury of the cervical spinal cord.

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo Is Married Twice!!

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, a French businessman, married twice. First, he wed Beatrice Henriette Lucie Roche, who sadly passed away from cancer after becoming his first wife.


Picture of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Khadija Najima, his second wife.
from the Canal Blog

After Mrs. Lucie passed away, Borgo had a paragliding accident and was instructed to stay in bed. Though it was difficult for him and was compelled to get married owing to his health situation as a paralyzed, he was initially not agreed to remarry.

Also Read Sydnee Goodman Career

Borgo’s Second Marriage

With his second wife, Khadija Najima, the inspirational and encouraging Pozzo Di Borgo is currently enjoying a joyful marriage. After his accident and the passing of his first wife, he realized that he had no one to care for him, so he made the decision to remarry to Ms. Najima.


Philippe Pozza di Borgo, his second wife Khadija, and their daughters are shown in the photo.
Brightside is the source

Since their happy marriage in November 2004, the Borgos have consistently helped one another when they are in need. Both frequently appear together at exhibitions and gatherings.

The couple has four children as a blessing (two kids from the first wife and two kids from them). They are Na Pozzo di Borgo, Robert-Jean Pozzo di Borgo, Laetitia Pozzo di Borgo, Sabah Pozzo di Borgo, and

What is the Net Worth of Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo?

Because of the movies and novels, Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo’s wealth increases quickly. He therefore has a much higher net worth than Claire Douglas as of the beginning of 2022, with an estimated $1 million in wealth. His work as a successful businessman and novelist is his primary source of money.

Additionally, Pozza owns a Pommery Company and serves as a motivational speaker. Philippe, the director of “Pommery,” also conducted TV interviews for a number of programs that would have brought in some money.

He now enjoys a lovely life in Essaouira, Morocco, with his wife and five kids.

biography and family history

On February 14, 1951, Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He is the son of Charles-André Louis Gontran Robert POZZO di BORGO and Jacqueline Marthe Louise Henriette de Vogüé (father) (father).

With his four siblings, Valérie Pozzo di Borgo, Alain Pozzo di Borgo, Reynier Ghislain François Joseph Pozzo di Borgo, and Alexandra Joséphine Patricia Pozzo di Borgo, Borgo spent his formative years in both Paris and London. He started working as a director of Pommery in the champagne sector soon after graduating.


2001, he published a book titled – ”A Second Wind: A Memoir,” in which Philippe details the tragedies he suffered as well as his rediscovery of love.

In 2012, Sellou wrote his own version, named – ”You Changed My Life.” In the book, Abdel tells his story from a career as a pickpocket to his job as a personal caregiver for a quadriplegic.


His book Le Second Souffle was the basis for the film Intouchables.

It was directed by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Stars in the film are Omar Sy and François Cluzet.

Intouchables won the César Award for Best Actor for Omar Sy in France. More than 20 million people have seen it in France in the first year of release, reported The Globe And Mail.

Worldwide, Intouchables has grossed over $426 million. Intouchables is the 4th highest-grossing French-language film in the US since 1980.

In 2013, Pozzo became ambassador of the Wheeling Around the World, an association that was created in 2013 by paraplegic and globetrotter – Alexandre Bodart Pinto.