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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
Born (1977-12-15) December 15, 1977 (age 40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Stanford University (BA)
Known for Co-founding Eaglevale Partners
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Chelsea Clinton (m. 2010)
Children 2
Parent(s) Edward Mezvinsky
Marjorie Margolies
Relatives Norton Mezvinsky (uncle)

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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. Mezvinsky began dating Clinton in 2005.[7]

Business careerEdit

After graduation, he worked for eight years as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs before leaving to join a private equity firm, but left to start his own hedge fund. In 2011, he co-founded a Manhattan-based hedge fund firm, Eaglevale Partners, with two long-time 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 (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 were first reported to be a couple in 2005, and became engaged 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.