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Blake Masters is an American venture capitalist and political candidate. Frequently referred to as a protégé of businessman Peter Thiel, Masters co-wrote Zero to One: Notes on Startups, in 2014, or How to Build the Future with Thiel based on notes Masters had taken at Stanford Law School. He was later chief operating officer of Thiel’s investment firm, Thiel Capital, and also president of the Thiel Foundation. In the 2022 United States Senate election in Arizona, Masters defeated state Attorney General Mark Brnovich and businessman Jim Lamon in the August 2 primary to become the Republican Party nominee. Throughout his campaign, he aligned himself with Thiel and former president Donald Trump, both of whom endorsed him in June 2022. Masters benefited from $15 million in funding from Thiel during the primary campaign but lost to incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly.

Birth Name

Blake Gates Masters

Nickname

Blake

Profession

Venture Capitalist, Author

Political party

Republican

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Blake Masters was born on the 5th of August 1986, in Denver, Colorado, United States.

Age

He’s currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Masters attended Green Fields Country Day School, which was at the time a private school in Tucson, where he played basketball. In 2004, he graduated. In 2008, Blake received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University. In 2012, he then earned a J.D. from Stanford University Law School.

Family Details

  • Father – Scott Masters (Worked in the software industry)
  • Mother – Marilyn (Ran a tutoring center)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Married

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Blake Masters has dated –

  • Catherine Blanton – In 2012, Masters married Catherine Blanton. They have three sons.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 82 kg
  • In Pounds – 181 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Blake became known for his work in the technology sector. He is the co-founder of the venture capital fund, Founders Fund, and is also an investor in many different companies. He is currently running as the Republican candidate for the Arizona senatorial seat against Democratic incumbent Sen.

2022 U.S. Senate Election

In April 2021, Masters reappeared as a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022, challenging incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly. In the Republican primary race, Masters faced state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, former Arizona National Guard Adjutant General Mick McGuire, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson, and businessman Jim Lamon.

In August 2, 2022, Blake won the Republican nomination primary with about 40% of the vote. Jim Lamon finished second and Mark Brnovich was third. In the November 8, 2022 election, Masters was defeated by Kelly.  Masters was the weakest-performing statewide Republican candidate in Arizona, receiving fewer votes than even controversial Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, and the Washington Post published an analysis by Aaron Blake calling him one of the “worst candidates of the 2022 election”. After his election loss, Masters acknowledged Republicans needed to rethink the way they run campaigns.

Political Views and Statements

Masters considers himself “an America first conservative”. Politico described his 2022 campaign platform as “hard-line nationalist”, and the Washington Post included him in an article entitled “Far-right skeptics of GOP may soon have a state’s worth of Senate power”. Masters has cited writer Samuel T. Francis’ book Beautiful Losers as an influence on his political thought.

Blake Masters Net worth

Blake Masters has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Blake Masters

  • Masters was born in Denver, Colorado, the son of Marilyn, who ran a tutoring center, and Scott Masters, who worked in the software industry. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona.
  • As a teenage undergraduate, Masters expressed his political views on a CrossFit chat room and a LiveJournal blog.
  • As a teenage undergraduate, Masters expressed his political views on a CrossFit chat room and a LiveJournal blog.
  • In January 2011, he met Thiel at Stanford Law School. In spring 2012, They exchanged emails with each other a year later and Thiel invited Masters to attend a class he was to teach.
  • In 2013, Masters co-founded Judicata, a legal research service. In 2017, The website officially launched in 2014, though Masters left the project.
  • Masters has echoed Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
  • In April 2021, Blake reappeared as a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
  • In August 2021, Masters called for new leadership in the U.S. Armed Forces due to perceived political leanings, saying “I would love to see all the generals get fired. You take the most conservative colonels, you promote them to general.”
  • Although Masters has invested in several technology firms, as has Thiel, he frequently criticizes Big Tech.
  • Masters has also called for a federal Bitcoin reserve.
  • He supported Elon Musk’s then-proposed acquisition of Twitter and called for legislation to treat major social media companies as “common carriers” and to regulate Google’s search algorithm.
  • In March 2022, Masters resigned from his positions at Thiel’s investment firm and foundation to campaign in the 2022 Arizona Senate race.
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