Nicolas "Nick" Hanauer is a venture capitalist and political activist living in Seattle, Wash. It all started one evening when Hanauer drove by a […] MacKenzie Bezos learned a … Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and the founder of Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator. "'She should have gotten 50% of the company," since "MacKenzie was an equal partner to Jeff in the early days," claimed Nick Hanauer, an initial investor in Amazon. Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Seattle billionaire and Democrat financier Nick Hanauer is very upset over what he believes is the militarization of King County’s police force. Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Read more by Nick Hanauer April 14, 2020 Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! He has worked with over 30 companies as a founder, manager or financier since 1982 and serves on the boards of many public and private institutions. Nick Hanauer net worth: Nick Hanauer is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has a net worth of $1 billion. Nick Hanauer was born in New York, NY in 1959. But, to everyone’s surprise, he has refused to publically comment on the topic until after his meeting with King County Sheriff John Urquhart. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution. Much of the rumor regarding Nick Hanauer’s purportedly banned TED Talk segment hinged upon the differing assertions made by TED and Nick Hanauer at the time of the controversy in 2012.