Blake Gates Masters was born on 5th August 1986 in Denver, Colorado. He is an attorney, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author from the United States. Thiel Foundation is founded by Blake.
In 2014, Masters and Peter Thiel co-authored Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Currently, he is a candidate in the 2022 United States Senate election in Arizona. During his campaign, he aligned himself with Donald Trump and other well-known personalities of the “America First” movement. He was personally endorsed by Donald Trump for the U.S. Senate in June 2022.
Arizona Senate Candidate Blake- Career life
After attaining an undergraduate degree in political science at Stanford, Masters attended Duke University School of Law for a year. Before transferring to Stanford Law School, he clerked for a United States attorney for four months in 2010. Blake met Peter Thiel at Stanford in January 2011. After a year, they exchanged emails, and Peter invited him to attend a class he had to teach in the print of 2012.
On a blog that became well-known in the IT sector, Blake used to post comprehensive notes from Thiel’s talks.
The reappearance of Master’s notes reproductions on the internet inspired Masters to contact Thiel about turning them into a book format. In September 2014, Zero to one was released and received accolades from The Atlantic and Publishers Weekly. According to Politico, the book depicted “globalization as the enemy of innovation.” In 2014 master was included on Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
In 2013, A legal research service named Judicata was founded by Masters. The website was launched in 2017, but Masters left the project in 2014, and Fastcase acquired it in 2020.
Blake’s Senate race of 2022
In 2021, Masters returned as a potential candidate for the United States Senate 2022. He received $10 million from Peter Thiel to challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly. On 12 July 2021, he officially entered the race. He promoted himself as “an America-first conservative.” Masters announced opposition to H-1B visas and criticized Big Tech monopolies. Masters supported the audit of the vote in Maricopa County. His campaign’s “primary concern” was election integrity, he said.
“It’s extremely impossible to determine” who will win the 2020 US presidential election now that Joe Biden has been approved by Congress, he added. After a few months, he stated in a campaign ad that he thinks “Trump won in 2024” and appeared at a fundraiser with the former president at Mar-a-Lago shortly afterward.
Blake Masters’ campaign attracted attention from a campaign advertisement after he released a statement stating that “You should be able to raise a family on one single income.”
He issued NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to fundraise his campaign and announced that if the first 99 donors contributed over $5,800 to his campaign, they would get a limited edition NFT that would allow access to a private chat server and live events.
Masters has also said that people should go through Industrial Society and Its Future, the manifesto of Ted Kaczynski, to know the negative impact of technology on society. He pointed to Kaczynski as an example of a “subversive thinker [who is] underrated.”
Masters argued that American gun violence is a significant racial issue
“We do have a gun violence problem in this country, and it’s gang violence. It’s people in Chicago and St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly.”
A protester was physically assaulted for wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt by Masters and some of his supporters on 9 June 2022.
Maters on Capitol Riot
In a meeting with conservative activists in March 2022, he suggested that the 6 January attack on the U.S. Capitol may have been a false flag operation by the FBI. He speculated that maybe “one-third of the people outside of the Capitol complex on Januarwaswere actual FBI agents hanging out.”
Blake Masters- Personal life
Masters’ wife is Catherine Blanton. In 2012, their marriage happened. The couple has three sons.
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