Philip Banks Net Worth – Uncle Phil of Bel-Air

Philip Banks is a character in an American television sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He is portrayed by the actor, James Avery.

Philip Banks Net Worth

Philip Banks has a net worth of $15 million US dollars. He and his wife are very wealthy and live in the upper class neighborhood of Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California.  They have luxurious cars, a pool, and mentioned tennis court, an 8 million dollar house. They also have a live-in butler to attend to their needs.

Banks is a senior partner in a top law firm called Firth, Wynn, and Meyer. He also was a lawyer, and currently works as a judge. This just means he earns a huge amount of money. According to a reddit thread, he can be earning around 200 thousand to 300 thousand USD per year.

He allows his children to live a lavish lifestyle which he funds. This just proves how rich he is.

Personal Life

Philip Banks was born on January 30, 1945 in North Carolina. He was raised on a farm in Yamacraw. His parents are Hattie and Joe Banks and they referred to him as “Zeke” growing up.

In 1963, he was awarded a scholarship to study at Princeton University. After he graduated, he went to Harvard Law.

In the series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Philip is the patriarch of the Banks family. He is  the husband of Vivian Banks, the father of Hilary Banks, Carlton Banks, Ashley Banks, and Nicky Banks, and the uncle of Will Smith. 

He is shown to be a very strict, orderly, and lawful man. His feelings sometimes get the best of himself and his wife is the only one who can make him calm or relaxed. He has very high expectations for his children. Nonetheless, he is a very caring husband to his wife and a very good father to his children. 

Philip describes himself as an activist and fights for equality. He has had a history with the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, which is one of the things he is most proud of.

He likes to have control of the things in his life and becomes angry and irritable when the opposite is the case.

Professional Career

Growing up from humble beginnings, Philip Banks wanted to make a name for himself. He got accepted into Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. In the end, he chose Princeton, but later went to Harvard for his Law degree.

In the start of the series, Banks is a senior partner in the law firm Firth, Wynn, and Meyer. In the third season, he becomes a judge.

He thought of entering politics but changed his mind when he knew that his wife was against the decision.

Philip Banks Relationship Status

Philip Banks is married to Vivian Banks and they have four children together – Hilary, Carlton, Ashley, and Nicky.

After meeting and having been in a relationship with Vivian, he proposed to her while on live television during an episode of “Soul Train.” 

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