Matt Higgins is an American businessman and the vice-chairman of the Miami Dolphins.

Higgins is also the co-founder and CEO of the private investment firm RSE Ventures. He was a guest ‘shark’ on ABC’s reality television series Shark Tank (seasons 10-11).

Biography

He was born in 1975 in Queens, New York, USA. Higgins is of Irish descent.

From age 9, Matt was raised by a single mother.

During his youth, he sold flowers on NYC street corners.

At age 16, Matt dropped out of high school, got his GED, and enrolled in Queens College.

”Dropping out of high school was probably the single most important decision I made to send my career on its trajectory,” Higgins said in a later interview.

After graduating from Queens College with a political science degree, he worked as a press secretary for Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Higgins said: ”That was an amazing opportunity for me that ultimately led me to working with the New York Jets.”

In 2002, Higgins earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

New York Jets

From 2004 to 2012, Matt worked for the New York Jets. He told New York Jets‘ business staff: ”I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the last eight years.”

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”The New York Jets are big, they’re in the public domain, but at the end of the day, it’s not life and death,” Matt also said.

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RSE

In 2012, Higgins and Stephen Ross co-founded RSE. ”[RSE] supplies whatever entrepreneurs need to go the rest of the distance, whether that is capital or real estate advice,” Matt explained.

RSE has invested in the Drone Racing League (professional drone racing league), café business Bluestone Lane, culinary brand Momofuku, restaurant reservation app Resy, and Milk Bar. 

In 2014, RSE Ventures partnered with Belarusian-American entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk to form VaynerRSE.

RSE bought cybersecurity company SkOUT Secure Intelligence in 2018.

Shark Tank

In 2018, Matt made his debut as a guest shark on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” — a business-themed reality series that allows young entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to established businessmen (sharks). Higgins was part of a five-Shark investment.

”I had never been on TV, I had no public profile, and I knew nothing about the inner workings of Hollywood,” he addressed Queens College Commencement in 2019.

In 2019, Matt received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In the same year, Higgins made a guest appearance on the series ”Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

In November 2020, Higgins became CEO and Chairman of Omnichannel Acquisition Corp, a blank check company targeting retail businesses and omnichannel consumers as well as asset acquisition and capital stock exchange. According to Nasdaq.com, the company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OCA.U” beginning on November 20, 2020.

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Wife

Matt Higgins is married to Sarah Higgins.

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Quotes

”There is almost nothing you break in your 20’s that you cannot fix in your 30’s.”

”If you never stop growing, you will always outrun any threat.”

”There’s no feeling worse than regret, and yet regret is the only truly self-inflicted and completely preventable emotion.”

”There is so much peace, happiness, and professional success to be gleaned from living life in the present.”

”There are only two possible outcomes: learning and success. There is no such thing as failure.”

Trivia

Matt has run the New York City marathon twice as a Jets executive.

He is a board member for Autism Speaks.

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Matt Higgins – Net Worth

Higgins earned most of his wealth from serving as the CEO of RSE Ventures, a private firm that invests in companies across technology, marketing, media, lifestyle, food, entertainment, and sports.

In addition, Matt was the Chief Operating Officer of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Higgins also worked for the New York Jets from 2004 to 2012 as the Executive Vice President.

Therefore, businessman Matt Higgins has an estimated net worth of $160 million.

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