"We're low cost and fast. The question is, who's going to let us play on their team?"
-Cofer Black, Vice Chairman

Blackwater is a private army for hire.

Credit: Virginia-Pilot In 1997, Erik Prince founded Blackwater, expanding the family's Christian conservative empire into private security and war for hire. Erik is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and son of the late billionaire automotive parts supplier, Edgar Prince.
Read more in Matt O's backgrounder on the reclusive founder



Mr. Erik Prince
Prince Group
1660 International Dr., Suite 47
McLean, VA 22102