Blake Gates Masters is a lawyer, businessman, venture investor, author, and the president of the Thiel Foundation in the United States. He is running for the United States Senate in Arizona in 2022. In 2014, he and Peter Thiel co-authored Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
He has allied himself with Donald Trump and other members of the “America First” movement during his campaign. In June 2022, Donald Trump endorsed Masters for the US Senate.
Blake Masters career and early political life
Masters went to the Duke University School of Law for a year after graduating from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Prior to going to Stanford Law School, Masters worked as a clerk for a US attorney for four months in 2010. He came to know Peter Thiel at Stanford in January 2011.
A year later, they stayed in touch with each other. Thiel called Masters to a spring 2012 class he was planning to give. On a blog that developed in popularity in the tech world, Masters would post comprehensive notes from Thiel’s lectures.
Interpretations of Masters’ notes resurfaced on the internet, leading Masters to approach Thiel about putting them together in a book. The Atlantic and Publishers Weekly both gave Zero to One positive reviews when it was released in September 2014.
In 2013, Masters co-founded Judicata, a legal research company. Although Masters departed the project in 2014, the website was formally launched in 2017. Fastcase purchased the website in 2020.
Thiel picked Masters, along with other Thiel workers, to assist with Donald Trump’s presidential transition in November 2016.
Masters hinted in October 2019 that he will oppose Republican Senator Martha McSally in a primary election. Masters announced his decision not to run in January 2020.
Blake Masters’ age
According to his birth date, it is calculated that Masters is 35 years of age as of 2022.
Masters’ political career
Masters emerged as a probable contender for the United States Senate in 2022 in April 2021. In the run-up to a possible challenge to incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly, he got $10 million from Peter Thiel. Masters established a platform of resistance to H-1B visas and criticism of Big Tech monopolies, touting himself as “an America first conservative” Masters was in favour of a vote audit in Maricopa County.
His campaign’s central concern was election integrity, he said. In a campaign commercial a few months later, Masters said that “Trump won in 2020.” He appeared at a fundraiser with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago shortly after.
According to Masters, gun violence in the United States is mostly a racial issue. He said, “We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence. It’s people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly.”
Masters endorsed by Donald Trump
Senator Blake Masters of Arizona has received the support of former President Donald Trump. Trump released a statement on 6th February 2022. He said, “Blake Masters is one of the most successful businessmen and investors in the country, having led a multibillion-dollar firm that invests in new technology and many other emerging companies. In addition, he runs a nonprofit foundation that promotes science and innovation. In other words, he is a great modern-day thinker! A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford University Law School, and a fantastic student, Blake is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Zero to One.”
He added, “Despite having such an amazing business career and wonderful family, Blake has decided that he wants to make a difference for the people of our Country, and is therefore running for the United States Senate from the Great State of Arizona.”
Blake Masters was overwhelmed by getting support from Donald Trump himself. President Trump, according to Masters, is a great man and a visionary. “It’s a dream come true to have his support,” he said. He desires everyone experiences what it’s like to have Trump’s support.
He added, “Soon we will have a young, fearless, dynamic America First coalition in the U.S. Senate and that is thanks to Donald Trump.”