Ask Crystal English Sacca to introduce herself and she might tell you she is someone who has devoted her life to creating stories and companies, art, movements, and people. What she means by that is that she is an author, entrepreneur, activist, and many other things. An American known for her New York Times bestselling book and marriage to the billionaire lawyer and private equity adviser, Chris Sacca, Crystal is also a creative director, artist, designer, and a former advertising creative. The mother of three has been married to Chris Sacca for about a decade but they’ve known each other and have been friends since 1993.
Chris and Crystal Sacca are considered to be one of the entrepreneurial power couples in the United States. They have pursued various business interests together and their life story began at Georgetown University where Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service, International Relations and Affairs. Thereafter, he proceeded to Georgetown University Law Center and bagged a Juris Doctor. Chris worked for Speedera Networks and Google before he founded Lowercase Capital and then Lowercarbon Capital. As you would soon learn, his wife hasn’t been living in his shadows.
Chris Sacca’s Wife Was Born in Vietnam But Her Family Fled To The United States When She Was Six Weeks Old
Looking at Crystal English Sacca, one could tell she is of Asian ancestry. Though she is a citizen of the United States of America, Chris Sacca’s wife is originally from a country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam. The country is still recovering from its Second Indochina War that lasted from November 1955 to April 1975. Crystal was born roughly nine weeks before the war came to an end. She was only six weeks old when her mother, Yermay English, fled the country to the United States.
Yermay left Vietnam with only a suitcase, her newborn, and Crystal’s older sister Tiffany who was only 18-months old. Because of this, her kids are super grateful to have her as their mom. Crystal often takes to her social media pages to appreciate Yermay. In one such post, she expressed her gratitude to her mom for the sacrifices she made and the hard times she endured in her quest to ensure that her kids had a better life. She is also very fond of her father who she calls Papa Zissou but apart from his pictures she shares online, much isn’t known about him.
Chris Sacca’s wife describes herself as “an all-American Foreign Service brat”. This is because she lived in multiple countries across the globe while growing up; from India to Mauritania, Japan, Swaziland, and The Gambia. She had her college education at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Crystal obtained a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the university, she majored in Humanities in International Affairs.
She Is Famous For Being The Wife of a Billionaire But Has Accomplished a Lot In Her Career
Crystal’s husband is a billionaire and a popular entrepreneur in the United States. Reports have it that he started his first company with his student loans while he was in law school. The company failed and he began trading on the stock market with the remaining funds he had. By 2000, he had nurtured about 10 – 20 thousand dollars to $12 million. But then, the market crashed and he found himself in a $4 million debt. Chris has been able to pull himself out of this and is estimated to be worth $1.1 billion as of 2021. He is one of the top tech investors and this is also the case with his wife who is known to have invested in companies like Blue Bottle Coffee and Uber through Lowercase Capital, a venture capital firm her husband founded.
She is a partner of the company and co-founded Lowercarbon Capital with her husband. The venture capital and private equity firm aim to reduce carbon and methane pollution levels in the atmosphere. Although many people came to know Crystal English Sacca through her husband, she is popular and accomplished in her own right. A proud Democrat, she was a member of the Biden-Harris’ National Finance Committee for their 2020 campaign. She currently serves as a member of Climate Leaders for Biden and also served during the Obama Administration in various capacities.
In the early years of her career, she worked in advertising, helping multiple renowned brands like HP, HBO, Audi, Barclays, and Intel to attain their advertising objective. Crystal has published several books and is also a designer and artist. Her first book titled The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert was a New York Times Bestseller. Like her husband, the Vietnamese American is public-spirited. She is a philanthropist committed to several causes aimed at improving the quality of life and making the world a better place.
Crystal and Chris Met In College In 1993 But Remained Only Friends Until 14 Years Later
Crystal and Chris’ love story is an interesting tale that began sometime in 1993 at Georgetown University, a private Jesuit research university located in Washington, D.C. They were both students of the institution and according to Chris, he met Crystal in the first week of his freshman year. He asked her out on the spot but she refused to go out with him. Nonetheless, they became friends and this remained so for 14 years. Through these years, their friendship blossomed that it became inevitable they become lovers.
While the two are yet to share details of how Crystal eventually decided to date Chris Sacca, the billionaire, in hindsight, believes it was a good thing she friend-zoned him. He said he was going through some trauma from his past and wasn’t ready for a healthy relationship when he asked her out.
They Got Engaged In November 2010, Married The Next Year, and Are Now Parents to Three Daughters
Crystal English Sacca and Chris dated for about three years before they took the relationship to the next level. From what we gathered, they got engaged in November 2010 during a trip to Southeast Asia. During the trip, they visited where Crystal’s parents got married and to the surprise of the author, Chris proposed to her. She accepted his proposal and they began planning for their wedding.
Details of their wedding are not known but we can confirm that they didn’t waste much time after they got engaged before they got married. They walked down the aisle sometime in July 2011. Then, Chris described himself as the “luckiest guy in the world”; that sentiment hasn’t changed even as they have now been married for a decade. In a lengthy Instagram post he shared in October 2019, he reiterated that he couldn’t feel any “luckier and more grateful” for the time he has spent with Crystal.
Their union has been blessed with three adorable daughters. The two were already expecting their first child named CC Eleven when they got married; she was born in November 2011. Their second daughter named Circa Luna was born in August 2013 while the third, Center Sky, was welcomed to the world in September 2015.