Born in Wuppertal on 7 January 1979

YearEducation and professional career
1995–presentMember of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
1998Graduated from secondary school (Städtisches Gymnasium) in Wermelskirchen
1997–2004Owner of an advertising agency and co-founder of an internet company
1999–2006Studied political science, public law and philosophy at the University of Bonn
Trained as a reserve officer; currently holds the rank of major in the German Air Force Reserve
2000–2009Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament
2009–2011General secretary of the FDP
2009–2012Member of the German Bundestag
2012–2017Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament
2013–presentLeader of the FDP
2017–2021Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag
December 2021–presentFederal Minister of Finance