Matt Danzeisen is the husband of Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal. Born in 1967, Danzeisen is a 56-year-old investment and finance guru. Matt met Peter Thiel in the mid-2000s, they started dating that same period and got married in 2017.
Thiel later hired Danzeisen to work for one of his companies, and this marked the start of a professional and personal relationship that has lasted for nearly two decades. On the personal front, the two have tied the knot and are now co-parents to two beautiful kids. Career-wise, the two have gone into business together. Danzeisen also heads several companies that have been founded by Thiel Capital.
Matt Danzeisen is an Alum of Cornell University
Matt Danzeisen is 56 years old, as he was born in the year 1967. His nationality is American, while his ethnicity is Caucasian. Beyond these bare facts, much of Matt’s background profile remains a mystery. His parents’ name is not available. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
The name of Danzeisen’s hometown or high school is also not available. What we do know is that Matt Danzeisen grew up to be a very intelligent chap. As such, he got the opportunity to attend the elite Ivy League college, Cornell, from 1995 to 1999. He studied economics and finance and graduated successfully.
Matt Danzeisen and Peter Thiel Began Their Relationship in the Mdi-2000s
Matt Danzeisen first met Peter Thiel during the time that he was working for Black Stock Investment Company in the mid-2000s. At that time, Thiel had already founded and sold PayPal technologies for billions of dollars. He (Thiel) was now making inroads into the investment sector, and they bumped into each other at some point. They became friends and later started dating.
The couple’s romance blossomed, and by 2008, Thiel asked Danzeisen to come work for him at his own investment company. Danzeisen accepted, and things continued to thrive between them. During this period, the couple kept their relationship under wraps. They may have come out to their closest friends and family and but they shielded it from the public. They were, however, outed by the famous tabloid, Gawker around 2007/2008.
Thiel was none too happy with this and went on to personally fund a series of lawsuits against the magazine by other people. One of the lawsuits eventually led to Gawker’s bankruptcy in August 2016.
He Became Peter Thiel’s Husband in 2017
Matt Danzeisen and Peter Thiel were together for more than a decade before going on to tie the knot in October 2017 in a ceremony held in Vienna, Austria. The ceremony was a surprise one and was initially packaged as a birthday party for Thiel. Guests, however, got there to discover that it was actually a marriage ceremony.
They were delighted by that, and the couple exchanged vows to the happiness of all. Matt Danzeisen and Peter Thiel have been married for many years now, and their relationship is going fine. The couple owns mouth-watering properties in several cities, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Miami. They also spend copious amounts of time in Vienna.
— Fred Karger (@fredkarger) October 18, 2017
Matt Danzeisen and Peter Thiel are Co-Parents to at Least Two Children
Matt Danzeisen has two children with Peter Thiel. One of them is a girl, but beyond this, not many details exist about the children. Their names are not available. Their background history is also not known. Matt Danzeisen and Peter Thiel may have chosen the adoption route. It is also possible that they engaged the services of a surrogate mother.
Whichever it is, the fact that the couple has two kids has come as a surprise to many. Thiel holds conservative views and has previously stated that he believes in a traditional mother-and-father home for a child. It is not known what motivated his change of heart, but Danzeisen must have had something to do with it.
Not that it matters that much, but Mr Vance's primary backer, billionaire Peter Thiel, is — like Sec Buttigieg — a married gay man. They have adopted a child, much like the Secretary and his husband are attempting to do. https://t.co/7O94GhinFs
— @petersagal.bsky.social (@petersagal) July 30, 2021
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has Worked for Companies Such as Thiel Capital
Upon completing his college studies, Matt Danzeisen also went ahead to obtain professional qualifications as a charted financial analyst. These are investment management professionals who apply their skills and knowledge in wide-ranging positions in the global finance industry. Matt is now an investment and finance expert with over two decades of experience.
He kick-started his career as an investment banker with Banc of America Securities in 1999. He has since gone on to work with other investment companies, such as Black Rock and Clarium Capital Management. Clarium Capital Management is now known as Thiel Capital, and Danzeisen has been with them since 2008 to date. He has held several positions in the company and now serves as their head of private investments.
His major responsibility is to help the company make lucrative investments in other corporate entities, and he has done a good job at it. He is now recognized as an authority in the investment and finance industry and has been invited to speak at different fora. One of them was the 2017 New Economy Summit in Tokyo, where he spoke about the stagnating fortunes of the fintech industry.
Matt Danzeisen also Chairs the Board of Several Companies
Matt Danzeisen also serves as the chairman of the board of several companies. One of them is Bridgetown Holdings Limited. This is a blank check company that was incorporated for the purpose of merging with, acquiring assets of, or exchanging/purchasing the shares of other companies. They especially focus on companies in the technology, financial services, and media sectors in Asia.
One of the companies that Bridgetown Holdings have worked with is PropertyGuru Ltd. PropertyGuru is a leading property technology marketplace in South East Asia. They have millions of monthly real estate listings and serve millions of property seekers as well as tens of thousands of property agents. Bridgetown Holdings joined hands with PropertyGuru to form a SPAC in 2021, and Danzeisen is now the chairman of the board.