French sailor, diver and filmmaker Philippe Pierre Cousteau was a pioneer in environmental conservation. His works include ocean exploration, marine research, and films. He was the second son of the late Jacques Cousteau and the second wife, Simone Melchior. He was the most successful diver of his time, and his work has been translated into many languages. He is a world renown author and photographer.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Philippe has lived in France and the United States. He graduated from the St. Andrews University in Scotland, earning an M.A. in history. Since then, he has stepped up to the plate and has carved a successful career for himself. He is a multi-emmy-winning television host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. He has also teamed up with Steve Irwin for a documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest, and co-hosted a show called Ocean’s Deadliest. He was the Chief Ocean Correspondent for the Animal Planet Channel from 2007-2009. During this time, he has worked on various documentary programs on the ocean, including the acclaimed ‘Ocean’s Deep’.
In addition to being an author and speaker, Philippe is an active environmentalist and entrepreneur. His company EarthEcho International (founded with his sister Alexandra Cousteau) raises awareness about the world’s ocean problems. During the recession, he made money from his name and face. By making films about the ocean, he is helping to preserve the world’s natural resources. He is a popular and highly acclaimed television personality and has received numerous awards.