Marc Mezvinsky is the husband of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is also a successful investment banker and a father of three children. But is he related to George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who is often vilified by conspiracy theorists and right-wing activists? The answer is no, he is not.
The Origin of the Rumor
The rumor that Marc Mezvinsky is the nephew of George Soros seems to have originated from a Facebook post by actor Scott Baio in 2016, who claimed that Chelsea Clinton was married to George Soros’ nephew and that they had their wedding at Soros’ mansion. Baio did not provide any evidence for his claims, which were quickly debunked by fact-checking websites such as Snopes.com.
According to Snopes.com, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were married at Astor Courts on the old Astor estate Ferncliff Farm, a property that is not owned by George Soros. Furthermore, George Soros has only one brother, the late Paul Soros, who had two sons, Peter and Jeffrey Soros. Neither of them is Marc Mezvinsky or uses that name as a pseudonym.
The Family Background of Marc Mezvinsky
Marc Mezvinsky was born in 1977 to Edward Mezvinsky and Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, both former Democratic members of Congress from Iowa and Pennsylvania respectively. He has a large and diverse family, as he is one of 11 children, some of whom are biological, adopted or from previous marriages of his parents.
Marc Mezvinsky’s father, Edward Mezvinsky, was convicted of fraud in 2002 and served five years in prison. He was released in 2008 and has since expressed remorse for his actions. Marc Mezvinsky’s mother, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, was the first single woman in the U.S. to adopt a child from another country when she adopted a daughter from Korea in 1970. She later adopted another daughter from Vietnam and three sons from Vietnam with Edward Mezvinsky.
Marc Mezvinsky met Chelsea Clinton in 1993 at a Democratic political retreat in Hilton Head, South Carolina. They became friends and started dating in 2005. They got engaged in 2009 and married in 2010. They have three children: Charlotte, Aidan and Jasper.
The Professional Career of Marc Mezvinsky
Marc Mezvinsky graduated from Stanford University with a degree in religious studies and philosophy in 2000. He then worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs for eight years, where he specialized in global markets and emerging debt. In 2008, he left Goldman Sachs and co-founded Eaglevale Partners, a hedge fund that focused on investing in Greece and other European countries affected by the debt crisis. However, the fund suffered heavy losses and closed down in 2016.
In 2017, Marc Mezvinsky joined Social Capital, a venture capital firm founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. He became the vice chairman of the firm and helped launch Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that merged with Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company founded by Richard Branson. In 2020, he left Social Capital and joined TPG Capital, another private equity firm, as a partner and co-head of its thematic investing platform.
Marc Mezvinsky is not related to George Soros by blood or marriage. He is the son of two former Democratic politicians and the husband of Chelsea Clinton. He is also a successful investment banker who has worked for Goldman Sachs, Eaglevale Partners, Social Capital and TPG Capital. He has no connection to George Soros other than being a fellow supporter of liberal causes and philanthropic endeavors.