How Much is Blake Masters Worth?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ross D Franklin/AP/Shutterstock (13056984a)Blake Masters, a Republican candidate running for US Senate in Arizona, speaks at a Save America rally, in Prescott, ArizElection 2022 Senate Arizona, Prescott, United States - 22 Jul 2022.
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Blake Masters, 36, is an American venture capitalist and author who is currently running as the Republican candidate for the Arizona senatorial seat against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly. His campaign, which has trailed Kelly’s, lost a significant financial boost on Sept. 20, of about $10 million from Mitch McConnell-led conservative group the Senate Leadership Fund intended for television ads.

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Masters frequently collaborates with Peter Thiel, the owner of Thiel Capital and the Thiel Foundation. Masters was the COO and president of those respective organizations. The team co-wrote “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” in 2014. He also co-authored a science fiction graphic novel that same year.

His net worth comes from many sources — including his business ventures, books and various investments — bringing the total to an estimated $18 million, according to World Wire.

Early Life, Personal Life and Education

Blake Gates Masters was born to Marilyn and Scott Masters in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 5, 1986.  His dad worked in the software industry, while his mom ran an academic tutoring center.

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The family moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he attended private schools. He went on to Stanford University where he received his political science degree in 2008. Four years later, he earned his law degree from Stanford Law School.

Soon after graduation, Masters launched a tech startup for legal research called Judicata. He and Thiel met in law school and began a lasting partnership. They wrote their book together in 2014 and it has sold more than 4 million copies.

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Masters married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Blanton, in 2012 and they share three sons together.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than 15 years of experience covering traditional and new media topics. She is currently a communications strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University — her alma mater where she earned a B.A. in film studies. Michelle’s primary topics of interest are arts & entertainment (TV, humor, theater and classic films are favorites), food and lifestyle. She also covers general news, business, beauty, gift guides and medical/health-related stories. Michelle also has a passion for conducting interviews with all sorts of interesting people. When not working or watching too much TV, she is a skilled home cook specializing in Puerto Rican and Southern cuisine, loves in-home entertaining and trivia/games nights, sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks and cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

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