In the world of business, Peter Thiel has achieved undeniable success, not just as a founding member of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, but as the first outside party to invest in the worldwide social media platform Facebook. Looking beyond financial and entrepreneurial success and into the personal life of this multi-billionaire, one of the first questions that people will ask is this: is Peter Thiel married?
Since October of 2017, Peter Thiel has been married to Matt Danzeisen, with whom he was in a relationship for a long time prior. A deeper dive into Peter and Matt’s relationship, as well a closer look at Matt Danzeisen himself, will reveal much more about the man with whom Peter has chosen to spend the foreseeable future.
More About The Marriage
While Peter has been very open about his sexual identity, his outing took place under rather controversial circumstances. In 2007, an online blogging network called Gawker Media LLC published an article entitled “Peter Thiel Is Totally Gay, People”.
Instead of allowing Peter to come out on his own terms, this article suddenly forced him to do so. The fallout from the article and subsequent actions by the company eventually resulted in a lawsuit, which came to an end with the closure of Gawker Media in 2016.
While it is not publicly known when Peter and Matt first began their relationship, the two had been dating for quite some time before they finally tied the knot. Their marriage took place in a private ceremony in Vienna, Austria.
The guests who attended the wedding had arrived under the impression that they would be celebrating Peter’s 50th birthday. Much to their surprise, the event turned out to be a very different kind of celebration as the guests witnessed Peter and Matt exchanging vows.
In the days, months, and years since their wedding, Peter and Matt have taken additional steps in building their new life together as a married couple. They are now raising a young daughter, who has been mostly kept out of the public eye.
The two also share similar political views. Peter was a very public supporter of Donald Trump when the latter was running for president in 2016.
In this interview from October 2016, Matt Thiel candidly spoke with a CNBC reporter about his support for Donald Trump:
On the other hand, Matt appears to have been more moderate in his support of Trump. Since the 2016 presidential election, both Peter and Matt have been less vocal about their initial endorsement.
More About The Man
Though he may be best known to the general public as Peter Thiel’s husband, Matt Danzeisen is much more than that. As with his husband, Matt is a successful businessman who has enjoyed a long and prolific career.
As of now, Matt is working as the portfolio manager at Peter Thiel’s investment firm, Thiel Capital. Before he began his career at Thiel Capital, Matt had already served at several other major corporations.
He worked at BlackRock, a global investment management company based out of New York City, where his role was similar to his current one at Thiel Capital. Matt also worked at Bank of America for a period of time, where he was an investment banker.
While his husband is worth billions of dollars, it has been estimated that on his own, Matt’s net worth amounts to just over $1 million. Since their marriage, it would seem that his net worth has increased significantly.
As a married couple, Matt and Peter share a myriad of assets. Among these shared assets are the several homes which Peter owns, which include two in Los Angeles, one on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and a ranch on 477 acres in New Zealand, where Peter has been a citizen since 2011.
It would likely be easier to find pictures of the couple’s homes than it would be to find pictures of Matt himself. Matt is largely absent from social media, with no Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts associated with his name.
Peter has also absconded from the wide range of social networks available today, including Facebook, which he invested in years earlier.
The couple’s mutual absence from social media appears to have had anything but a negative effect on their relationship. While Peter and Matt continue to maintain a relatively low profile in regards to their family and marriage, the two appear to be enjoying their new life together.