Pozzo Di Borgo, Philippe

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Portrait of Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo (click to view image source)
Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo
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Pozzo Di Borgo, Philippe Gender: M
born on 14 February 1951 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )
Place Tunis, Tunisia, 36n48, 10e11
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°04' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°42 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 16°45'


French businessman, former director of Pommery Champagnes. In 1993 he became quadriplegic after a paragliding accident, shortly after his wife had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. He fell into a deep depression from which he was saved due to the help of his caretaker of Algerian origin, Abdel Yasmin Sellou.

Pozzo di Borgo published an autobiographic book, Le Second Souffle (The second wind) in 2001, in which he describes the drama of his life and his return into it, including the rediscovery of love. The successful French movie Intouchables (2011) is based on this book.

Pozzo di Borgo lives now in Morocco.

Link to Wikipedia (French)


  • compare to chart of Sy, Omar (born 20 January 1978). Notes: Omar Sy played the caretaker in Intouchables
  • role played of/by Cluzet, François (born 21 September 1955). Notes: Cluzet played Pozzo di Borgo in Intouchables


  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 27 June 1993 (paragliding accident, left him paralyzed and unable to move any part of he body below the head.)
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  • Death of Significant person 3 May 1996 (of his wife, after three years of terminal illness)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (book 'The Second Wind')

Source Notes

BC in hand, Paddy de Jabrun


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Paralysis
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer