Matt Barrie Biography

( 1973 - )
March 13, 2017
First published on:March 13, 2017
by Bchrome

Facts of Matt Barrie

Date of Birth: 1973, August 16
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Birth Sign:: leo
Birth Name Robert Matthew Barrie
Birth Place Adelaide, Australia
Famous Name Matt Barrie
Net Worth 185 million
Salary $300,000
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity white
Currently Working For Chief Executive Officer of Freelancer
Married to N/A
Affair with N/A

Synopsis Robert Matthew "Matt" Barrie was born on 16 August 1973 is an Australian technology entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer of, a global online outsourcing marketplace.

He also is 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). In 2012, Barrie began contributing as a monthly columnist in BRW, an Australian weekly business magazine.

Early life and career

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1973, Barrie moved with his parents to Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1980 to 1982, where he attended Jakarta International School. Returning to Australia, his parents settled in Sydney. He attended Sydney Grammar School on the Albert Bythesea Weigall scholarship.In 1996, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in computer science and a Bachelors in Engineering in electrical engineering (First Class Honours).

In 1994, he was on the team which won the Australian National Universities Programming Championship run by the Australian Computer Society. 97, he was accepted to Stanford University, from where he graduated in 1998 with a master's degree in electrical engineering.

After graduating, he was employed as a security consultant at the information security company Security, which was then acquired by Kroll-O'Gara. At Kroll-O'Gara, Barrie acquired the popular information security website Packetstorm from Ken Williams.

Personal Life

Matt Barrie is an award-winning technology entrepreneur. He is Chief Executive of, the world's largest freelancing marketplace connecting over 19 million professionals from around the globe, which has been awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences ten Webby Awards, the "Internet's highest honour". primarily connects small businesses and individuals from the western world with freelancers in the developing world, empowering entrepreneurs on both sides of the globe. Freelancer Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2013 with a market capitalization of over $1 billion.

Matt is also Chief Executive of, a world leader in secure online payments with over US$2.7 billion in transactions secured. Matt was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney where he taught Cryptography for fifteen years and, later, Technology Venture Creation. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications. Matt Barie is not married so which makes him a no wife man. He also did not have any girlfriend or affairs in his past.


Matt Barrie’s net worth is 185 million and his salary is $300,000. His height and weight are not mentioned.

Social Engaged

Matt Barrie is a very well-known personality and uses Twitter as his social media.

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