Who is Philip Davis?
Philip Edward ”Brave” Davis is a recognized Bahamian politician, who is currently the Prime Minister of the Bahamas since 2021. Davis has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador since May 2002.
He was also Deputy Prime Minister to Perry Christie and Minister of Public Works and Urban Development from 2012 to 2017. Davis later served as Leader of the Opposition from May 2017 to September 2021, when he led the Progressive Liberal Party to victory and was subsequently sworn in as Prime Minister.
Philip Davis Career
Following completing his O levels, he was a construction worker until he got a job at Barclays. The job was short, as his supervisors encouraged him to pursue law. Davis was initially invited for an interview to become an articled clerk at Davis Bethel’s law chambers. Despite the gig falling through, he ended up a clerk at Wallace-Whitfield & Barnwell later the same year and finished his legal studies in 3 years.
In 1975, he was then called to the Bahamas Bar, where he served 2 terms as Vice President and one as President of the Bahamas Bar Association. Davis later became a long-term partner at Christie, Ingraham & Co, and was then appointed Magistrate. He later sat on the CARICOM Council of Legal Education.
How old is Philip Davis?
Philip Edward ”Brave” Davis is aged 71 years, born on June 7, 1951, in Nassau, Bahamas. He shares his birthday with big names such as Lexi Rivera, Karl Urban, Coco Quinn, Iggy Azalea, Fetty Wap, Muammar Gaddafi, Liam Neeson, Christian McCaffrey, and Tom Jones, among others.
Philip Davis Family
Who are Philip Davis’s parents?
Philip Edward ”Brave” Davis was born in Nassau, Bahamas, to Brave Edward Davis and Dorothy Smith. His father was a firefighter from Old Bight, Cat Island, while his mother was a domestic worker from Alexander, Great Exuma.
Does Philip Davis have siblings?
Davis was born as the eldest in a family of eight children and has seven siblings. He has not shared any information about his siblings and they are not known to the media.
Philip Davis Education
Davis attended Old Bight All Age School, and later Eastern Junior & Senior Schools. He then joined St. John’s College and studied for three years in law.
Philip Davis Interests
Davis and his wife are practicing Anglicans at St. Christopher’s. He is also a member of Toastmasters Club 1600 and a keen sportsman interested in softball, baseball, and swimming.
Philip Davis Wife
Davis is currently married to women’s rights activist and treasurer of the Bahamas Humane Society Ann Marie Davis. The couple is practicing Anglicans at St. Christopher’s and has six children together.
Philip Davis Kids
Davis and his beautiful and loving wife Marie have six children together in their marriage. Their children are Philice Davis, Phillipa Davis, Philip Davis Jr., Philmore Davis, Christopher Davis, and Christian Davis.
Philip Davis Measurements
Davis has a well-built, muscular and energetic body, but has not disclosed his personal measurements.
Philip got involved in the Progressive Liberal Party at a young age, volunteering as a campaign helper in the 1967 general election. He was then first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador in a 1992 by-election. Despite losing the seat in 1997, Davis regained it in 2002 and has held onto it since.
Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the leader of the Opposition and the Progressive Liberal Party having been elected at the party’s convention in October 2017. Before his election as party leader, Davis was elected deputy-leader, at the Party’s Convention in 2009. When the Progressive Liberal Party won the 2012 general elections, Davis became the Bahamas’ Deputy Prime Minister ad Minister for Public Works and Urban Development. He served in the position until 2017 when the PLP was once again defeated in the polls.
In 2015, Davis was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC). The PLP defeated the ruling Free National Movement in a snap election in September 2021, as the economy struggles to recover from its deepest crash since at least 1971. PLP won 32 of the 39 seats in the House of Assembly. Free National Movement took the rest of the seats. The leader of the PLP Philip ”Brave” Davis was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the Bahamas to succeed Hubert Minnis on September 17, 2021.
Minister of Public Works and Urban Development
Davis oversaw and ensured around about 1000 homes in both the Family Islands and New Providence were provided with indoor toilets and potable water as Minister of Public Works and Urban Development. He also oversaw infrastructure developments across the islands including the building of roads, rebuilding of seawalls, bringing lights to Family Island airports, and repairing buildings and docks damaged by Hurricanes. Davis also established the Urban Renewal Small Homes Repairs Program. The program saw over 1000 homeowners and employed thousands of contractors and tradespersons.
Following winning the 2021 election in a landslide, he was appointed Prime Minister.
Philip Davis Net Worth
Bahamian Prime Minister Davis has been a politician from 2002 to the present. He was appointed the Prime Minister in 2021 and has a net worth of $5 million as of 2023.