After a messy divorce from celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Stephanie March has found happiness again, and this time it’s with a very accomplished man: Daniel Benton. Here’s everything you need to know about March’s new man.
1. He and Stephanie March are pretty serious
March and Benton were spotted looking very close at the Whitney Museum gala on Tuesday, Page Six reports. And they are apparently quite serious, as a source revealed that they have been “very quietly dating for six months,” adding that they are “crazy about each other.”
2. Benton has a very impressive portfolio
Benton is the man behind lucrative tech fund Andor Capital Management and according to Insider Monkey, his fund is worth $701,934,000. Impressive, to say the least.
3. He graduated from Harvard University
A glance at Mr. Benton’s LinkedIn profile page reveals that he received his MBA from Harvard University in 1984. He also graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in mathematics in 1980.
4. He has been married before
Benton was married to Axel Capital Management founder Anna Nikolayevsky, Page Six reports. There is little information available about their private life, suggesting that Benton is a very private man.
5. His home makes us all extremely jealous
Benton owns a 12-room duplex penthouse with Central Park views that he purchased for the grand sum of $39 million in 2012, Observer reports. The publication notes that the sale was handled by Sotheby’s brokers Meredyth Smith and Serena Boardman, with Smith revealing that it was “among the prettiest apartments that I’ve ever seen.”
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning to those views?
6. He has a keen interest in fast cars
Benton uploaded a photo of himself to Twitter that shows him enjoying the Ferrari Driving Experience with 2014 Indianapolis 500 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay.
7. In fact, he’s a big fan of Ryan Hunter-Reay
Benton was also there to celebrate Hunter-Reay’s win at the championship with team Andretti Autosport.
March recently proved she’s a fan of Andretti Autosport, too.
8. He’s inspired by business magnate Elon Musk
Benton’s Twitter profile features several images and posts about Tesla Motor’s founder Elon Musk, and he most recently attended an event where Musk unveiled the new Tesla 3. According to Insider Monkey, Benton also has holdings in Tesla Motors Inc.
9. He’s still just like the rest of us
Despite the fact that Benton is a highly accomplished man with more money than most of us could dream of, he’s still just like the rest of us and occasionally plays Powerball — you know, just in case.