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Marc Mezvinsky (born December 15, 1977) is an American investment banker and co-founder of the hedge fund Eaglevale Partners. He is the husband of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton.[1]

Marc Mezvinsky
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on platform at Barack Obama Inauguration (02).jpg
Mezvinsky (upper left) with his now-wife Chelsea Clinton (upper right) at the First inauguration of Barack Obama
Born (1977-12-15) December 15, 1977 (age 39)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Flatiron District, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Oxford (M.A.)
Stanford University (B.A.)
Occupation Investment banker
Known for Eaglevale Partners (co-founder)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Chelsea Clinton (m. 2010)
Children 2
Parent(s) Edward Mezvinsky
Marjorie Margolies
Relatives Norton Mezvinsky (uncle)
Mezvinskey (in the upper-right corner) watches his mother-in-law Hillary Rodham Clinton's acceptance speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention while sitting with his wife Chelsea (next to him in red) and father-in-law Bill Clinton

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Early lifeEdit

Mezvinsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up attending a Conservative Jewish synagogue.[2] His parents are both former Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives. His father is Edward Mezvinsky (b. 1937), who embezzled more than $10 million from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the advance-fee scams, and was found guilty of fraud in 2001.[3][4][5] His mother is Marjorie Margolies (b. 1942), who was a TV reporter and represented Pennsylvania’s 13th District from 1993 to 1995. They declared bankruptcy shortly before Mezvinsky’s conviction and divorced.[6]

Mezvinsky first met Chelsea Clinton as a teenager at a 1993 Democratic political retreat in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He graduated from Stanford University in 2000, where he received a B.A. in religious studies and philosophy. While a student at Stanford in 1997, he remained close friends with Clinton, and as she began looking at colleges, he showed her around the campus. He later received an M.A. in politics, philosophy and economics from University of Oxford.[citation needed] Mezvinsky began dating Clinton in 2005.[7]

Business careerEdit

Subsequent to his graduations, he worked for eight years as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs before leaving to join a private equity firm, but later quit. In 2011, he co-founded a Manhattan-based hedge fund firm, Eaglevale Partners, with two longtime partners, Bennett Grau and Mark Mallon.[1][8] In May 2016, The New York Times reported that the Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity Fund is said to have lost nearly 90 percent of its value, [which equated to a 90% loss to investors]. In December 2016, Eaglevale Partners closed.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In July 2010, Mezvinsky married Chelsea Clinton in an interfaith ceremony in Rhinebeck, New York.[10] The senior Clintons and Mezvinskys were friends in the 1990s; their children met on a Renaissance Weekend retreat in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.[2] They first were reported to be a couple in 2005 and became engaged over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009.[11] He comes from a family of nine children.

Following their wedding, the couple lived for three years in New York City's Gramercy Park neighborhood,[10] later purchasing a condominium in the NoMad area of Manhattan for $10.5 million.[12] Clinton and Mezvinsky have a daughter, Charlotte, who was born on September 26, 2014,[13] and a son, Aidan, who was born on June 18, 2016.[14][15] The family currently lives in the nearby Flatiron District.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "For Clintons, a Hedge Fund in the Family". The New York Times. The New York Times. March 22, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Bocella, Kathy (July 30, 2010). "The quiet Main Liner who's marrying Chelsea Clinton". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on August 5, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ross, Brian (8 December 2006). "Former Congressman Duped by Nigerian Scams". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Carbonara, Peter (July 1, 2002). "The Scam That Will Not Die: Nigerian Advance-Fee Scams Have Fooled Americans for Decades. Thanks to the Internet, They're Now Staging a Disturbing Resurgence". CNNMoney. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Will Father of the Groom Be Welcome Figure at Chelsea Clinton's Wedding?". ABC news. December 1, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ The Times of Israel: WikiLeaks: Clinton aides worried about backing Chelsea’s mother-in-law in race, October 14, 2016. Retrievedand9 October 2016.
  7. ^ "How Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky Found Love". Us Weekly. July 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Daily brief: July 29, 2010". The Stanford Daily. July 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ Kishan, Saijel (February 8, 2017). "Chelsea Clinton's Husband Closes His Hedge Fund". Bloomberg News. 
  10. ^ a b Seelye, Katherine Q.; Haughney, Christine (July 31, 2010). "Town Elbows Its Way Into Clinton Wedding". The New York Times. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ Baker, Peter (November 30, 2009). "Chelsea Clinton Announces Engagement". The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ Heller, Jill (March 15, 2013). "Chelsea Clinton Apartment: Former First Daughter Scoops Up $10.5 Million Madison Square Park Pad". International Business Times. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ "New Mom Chelsea Clinton Celebrates Baby Daughter". The New York Times. via AP. September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ McCarthy, Ellen (2016-06-18). "Chelsea Clinton gives birth to second child, son Aidan". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  15. ^ Deerwester, Jayme (June 18, 2016). "Chelsea Clinton gives birth to son Aidan". USA Today. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ Walker, Ameena (2016-07-29). "Chelsea Clinton's former Madison Square Park pad already in contract". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2016-07-30.