Matt Barrie Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2017
Facts of Matt Barrie
Date of Birth: 1973 , August-16
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Name Matt Barrie
Birth Name Robert Matthew Barrie
Nick Name "Matt"
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City South Australia
Ethnicity White
Profession Chief Executive Officer of Freelancer
Net Worth $185 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Education University of Sydney
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Synopsis

The award winning Australian technology entrepreneur Robert Matthew 'Matt' Barrie is the chief executive officer of Freelancer.com, a global online outsourcing marketplace connecting over 20 million professionals from around the globe.

Moreover, he is also Chief Executive of Escrow.com, a world leader in secure online payments with over US$2.7 billion in transactions secured.

Early Life and Education

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, on August 16, 1973, Matt Matthew went with his parents to Jakarta, Indonesia. There he attended Jakarta International School from 1980 to 1982. After coming back to Australia, his parents settled in Sydney.

Matt then attended Sydney Grammar School on the Albert Bythesea Weigall scholarship. In the year 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in computer science and Bachelors in electrical engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.

Matt also graduated from Stanford University in 1998 with a Master's degree in electrical engineering. Following his graduation, he worked as a security consultant at the information security company.

Professional Career

Matt Barrie is Chief Executive of Freelancer.com and award winning technology entrepreneur. Freelancer.com primarily connects small businesses and individuals from the western world with freelancers in the developing world, empowering entrepreneurs on both sides of the globe.

Besides, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney where he teaches classes in computer and network security (since 2001) and technology venture creation (since 2010).

Other than that, Matt is a prolific speaker globally and has headlined at The Next Web, SXSW, The Summit Series, the New York Times, Tony Robbins, Bloomberg TV, TechCrunch, BRW Wall Street Journal, and the Economist.

Award and Recognition

Matt Barrie won the New South Wales Pearcey Award for contribution to the IT&T industry in the year 2006. After a year, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Dynamic Business magazine in. In the same year, Barrie also in the ten most influential people in Australian IT by the International Business Times. 

Personal Life

As a Business man, Matt Barrie usually busy to talk and about his personal life. There are not any news and rumor about his dating, married, relationships and girlfriend as well.

Other than that, Matt is also more active on social networking sites like Twitter and Linkedin.

Net Worth and Salary

Matt Barrie is one of the successful technology entrepreneur and chief executive officer of Freelancer.com. Therefore, he has garnered a tremendous amount of net worth from his prolific career. He has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He also earns $300,000 annually.

Freelancer.com chief executive Matt Barrie has turned down from Japan’s Recruit Co. Ltd for $430 million and instead opted to list his company on the Australian stock exchange.

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