Matt Danzeisen is the partner of famous American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author Peter Andreas Thiel. Peter is a co-founder of the American online payment service company PayPal and the founder of American investment management and hedge fund company ‘Clarium Capital.’ Thiel is a supporter of the Republican Party; he donated funds to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Thiel was included in the executive committee of the Trump transition team after Trump’s victory. Thiel is also known for his philanthropic activities, especially through the ‘Thiel Foundation.’ Danzeisen, who is said to be serving as a portfolio manager at the Thiel capital, has garnered much attention for his marriage with his long-time billionaire boyfriend, Thiel. The couple announced their wedding at Thiel’s 50th birthday party and that came as a huge surprise to the attending guests.
Danzeisen has worked with the American global investment management corporation, ‘BlackRock, Inc.,’ as a portfolio manager. He also worked as an investment banker at Bank of America Securities. Presently, he serves Thiel capital as a portfolio manager. The company specializes in investment management services. Located in San Francisco, California, US, the company invests in established as well as new business ventures. It provides strategic and operational support for different investment initiatives and business entrepreneurial ventures undertaken by Thiel. Although the exact position that Danzeisen holds in the company is not known for sure, but some sources say that he oversees the private investments of the firm with a special eye on the financial services company. He is also into active investing in the FinTech space as a board member, lender, and as an equity investor.
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Rise to Fame
Danzeisen rose to fame after the news of his marriage to Peter Thiel spread like fire. He garnered much media as well as public attention from across the globe after the world famous entrepreneur got hitched with him. Both Thiel and Danzeisen kept a low profile regarding their romantic association till the time rumours about their dating started making rounds. There is not much information available on how the two met each other and how the relationship between them started as none of them have spoken about it publicly. Although Thiel has not divulged much on the marriage or commented publicly about it, according to news and information website Axiox, he married Danzeisen in mid-October 2017 in Vienna, Austria.
Danzeisen came into the spotlight once his high-profile marriage with Thiel became public. All the guests at Thiel’s 50th birthday celebrations were reportedly taken by surprise when the couple revealed about their wedding. This surprise marriage garnered huge media attention in no time. Even though Thiel is openly a gay, he prefers to keep his personal life private.
Thiel’s equation with Donald Trump, whom he supported during the latter’s 2016 presidential campaign, is well known. According to Buzzfeed, Danzeisen was a “much more moderate” supporter of Trump, the 45th and current President of the United States. However, after Trump assumed office as the President of the United States, Thiel has maintained a quiet and low profile. Speculations also did the rounds regarding Thiel’s relationship with Trump who did not attend his big day.
Behind the Curtains
It seems that Danzeisen is a private person and does not like to disclose much about his personal life as there is hardly any information on his family background, early life and education. Thiel on the other hand is a German citizen by birth and became a naturalized citizen of the US in 1978 and a citizen of New Zealand in 2011. Thiel had earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1992 before making it big as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. While the net worth of Danzeisen remains unknown, the estimated net worth of Thiel, as of February 2018, is estimated to be US$2.5 billion.