Joe Lonsdale Biography

Joe Lonsdale is a well-known American entrepreneur and investor in many notable companies, including Wish, Oculus, Oscar, Illumio, Joy Tunes, Blend, RelateIQ, Orca Bio, Joby Aviation, Guardant Health, Synthego, and much more. He has partnered with 8VC, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, since 2015. In March 2023, he announced 8VC Fund V, with $880 million in new capital, to continue work supporting and partnering with entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey and building companies themselves.

Early Life

Joe Lonsdale was born on 12th September 1982, which makes him 40 years old. He was brought up in Fremont, California, United States, and never discussed anything about his family publicly. Although he has siblings, he likes to stay private when it comes to family, the revelation of the names or their identities, etc. Talking about Joe’s Education, he earned primary education at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. Later, he received his degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2003.

Joe Lonsdale Career

Joe started working at a young age as an Intern at PayPal. In June 2003, he worked as an executive at Clarium Capital. There, he helped the engineering and research team determine the fund’s trading strategies which grew into a large global macro hedge fund. In June 2004, he co-founded Palantir Technologies, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its national security, healthcare, and finance work. Since October 2008, he has worked with board members at ONEHOPE Wine in Napa, California.

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He has a team that focuses on marketing and technology, intending to donate millions of dollars to charity. Joe is a talented entrepreneur, as his success demonstrates. In 2009, he was the founder and has served as a Chairman of Addepar in California. Addepar in California is one of those firms which has maintained to give out wealthy management of around $4 trillion. He also works for OpenGov, a firm that is dedicated to providing software to nearly 2,000 municipalities and state agencies.

From Apr 2008 – Jan 2011, he worked with board members at The Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco, CA nonprofit organization. Later, he served in partnership with a venture capital firm “Formation 8” from Aug 2011 – Dec 2015. The firm is in the U.S., China, Korea, and Singapore. In the meantime, he worked with board members at UStrive, a nonprofit organization, from June 2009 to Sep 2016. He rose to prominence when he was declared the youngest member of the Forbes 100 Midas List in 2016 and 2017. Later, he had the 18th position on the list in 2020. 

Joe Lonsdale Biography

Real Name Joseph Todd Lonsdale V
Birth Date 12 September 1982
Age (as of 2023) 40 Years
Birth Place Fremont, California, United States
Profession Technology Entrepreneur
College Stanford University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 000 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 78 kg  –  in Pounds –  000 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Tayler Lonsdale
Children Not Known
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Personal Life

Joe Lonsdale is a married man. He married a loving Tayler in 2016. His wife, Tayler Lonsdale, graduated from Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in Human Biology and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering. Currently, his wife, Tayler Lonsdale, is Co-founder and Board Director at Esper, a regulatory technology business powering proactive and productive public administration. Previously, she worked with New co-founder, Xu Xiaoping, to build Zhen Fund, now a leading early-stage investment group in China. Both together are blessed with three children, but their identity is unknown. Joe and his wife, Tayler, live happily in Austin, Texas.

Social Media

Joe Lonsdale is active on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. As of 1st March 2023, he has 164 followers on Facebook. He joined Twitter in April 2010. Now, he has 97.8k followers on his @JTLonsdale official Twitter account. On LinkedIn, he has 10k followers.

Joe Lonsdale Net Worth

Joe Lonsdale is a famous philanthropist and technology entrepreneur with various income sources. He has accumulated good fortune by investing in some of the most successful venture capital companies, including Addepar and Palantir. Recently, he is an investor in companies and has partnered with 8VC’s Build program including Epirus, LIT (Long Term Investment Technologies), Affinity, Anduin, Standard Metrics, and the American Optimist podcast. As of 2023, Joe’s net worth is estimated at $425 million.

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