Erik Prince was born June 6, 1969 in Holland, Mich. The son of Edgar Prince, a wealthy and influential Michigan Republican who helped found the Family Research Council in the late 1980s. He has six children. His first wife, Joan, died in 2003, and Prince has since remarried. Erik Prince began attending the Naval Academy but transferred to Hillsdale College in Michigan, from which he graduated in 1992. Read Erik Prince Biography and Profile.