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Billionaire Peter Thiel: Investment Philosophy, Bitcoin and AI (2017) - MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - ValueWalk) An interview with billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder Valar Ventures, Peter Thiel. In this interview, Peter discusses how he approaches investing and what sectors he is most interested in. Thiel also talks about. Marc ...

Palantir: The PayPal-offshoot Becomes a Weapon in the War Against Whistleblowers and WikiLeaks - Mintpress News (blog)

He, along with his long-time associate Alex Karp, decided to name their offshoot company, which was based around the algorithm, after the all-seeing crystal from The Lord of the Rings. It was launched in 2004, two years after PayPal was acquired by ...

“Zero to One” - BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

One of his favorite books on the subject is, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel. Fojut refers back to it frequently for its refreshingly contrarian insight on idea ...

Of Course Peter Thiel Is a Green-Skinned Villain in This Board Game Attacking Techno-Libertarianism - Gizmodo

Last month in an art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, I stood in front of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel's likeness cast in plastic, as a tiny board game figurine raising a shield and arrow in battle with democracy, portrayed as a snarling ...

Man who bankrupted Gawker bids for website - NEWS.com.au

Gawker is conducting an auction of its remaining assets, which includes an archive of nearly 200,000 articles, some of which involve Mr Thiel's personal life. Mr Thiel's vendetta against Gawker goes back to 2007, when the website controversially ...

How Max Levchin got Peter Thiel to invest in PayPal in one day ... - Business Insider

Peter Thiel decided to invest in the company that would become PayPal without much convincing on founder Max Levchin's part.

Stanford University Hosts Peter Thiel For Open Exchange Speaker Series - CBS San Francisco Bay Area

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Stanford University announced it will host speakers with controversial and opposing views in order to expose the campus to diverse perspectives and to foster open exchange on campus. Delving into diverse issues ranging from ...

Peter Thiel's Founders Fund Goes Big on Bitcoin - GkMen

That being said, investors and traders may see accumulation from a renowned venture-capital fund as a hugely positive sign, and given how Peter Thiel has, in the past, spoken about Bitcoin's massive potential, this story can give Bitcoin the boost it ...

Peter Thiel's Venture Capital Company Is Apparently Big Into Bitcoin - Alive For Football

Thiel and the Founders Fund, however, don't appear to share those concerns, and are instead pitching Bitcoin to their investors as "a high-risk, high-reward wager similar to its other venture bets", the report said. The "moonshot bet", as the report ...

Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel - Crowdfund Insider

Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bit from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. As previously reported, Gawker ...

Peter Thiel submits bid for Gawker, faces challenges - Moneycontrol.com

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday ...

Billionaire Peter Thiel bids on site that he helped bankrupt - Stuff.co.nz

Peter Thiel made an offer to purchase some assets of Gawker Media LLC, the news and gossip site he helped bankrupt in 2016 by secretly funding a lawsuit, said a person familiar with the offer. Although media company Univision Holdings Inc. purchased ...

Billionare Thiel bids for website he helped shutter - Radio New Zealand

Mr Thiel funded former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker after the site published a sex tape featuring Hogan. The former wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea, won a $US140 million judgment against the site, and later ...

Peter Thiel Is Bidding on the Corpse of Gawker - New York Magazine

Tech industry billionaire Peter Thiel has, according to Reuters, placed a bid for the remaining assets of Gawker Media. Should he succeed in acquiring the company's remaining assets, he will likely take the site offline for good, capping a decade-plus ...

Peter Thiel makes offer to buy Gawker, the news site he helped bankrupt - The Guardian

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site whose collapse the billionaire helped precipitate last year, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday ...

Peter Thiel reportedly wants to purchase Gawker's assets - SiliconBeat

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist who secretly bankrolled a lawsuit that led to the shutdown of Gawker in 2016, is reportedly making a bid to buy some of the online news site's assets. Univision Holdings purchased most of Gawker's assets for $135 ...

Peter Thiel Bids on Gawker Assets Amid Bankruptcy - Bloomberg

Peter Thiel made an offer to purchase some assets of Gawker Media LLC, the news and gossip site he helped bankrupt in 2016 by secretly funding a lawsuit, said a person familiar with the offer. Although media company Univision Holdings Inc. purchased ...

Deals Rumor Mill: Peter Thiel, Xerox, Dropbox - Law360

Law360, New York (January 11, 2018, 6:15 PM EST) -- Peter Thiel lobbed a bid to buy Gawker, the news website he helped go bankrupt, Reuters reported Thursday. According to the report, it's unknown why the PayPal founder wants a slice of the site he ...

Out Billionaire Peter Thiel Bankrupted Gawker. Now He Wants To Buy It - NewNowNext

Why would Thiel, who donated $1.2 million to Trump's election campaign, want to buy the site he helped shutter? by Dan Avery 12h ago. After billionaire Peter Thiel was outed in a 2007 Gawker article, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist made it his ...

Peter Thiel is said to have submitted a bid for Gawker, the website he helped shut down - Washington Post

Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor who financed a successful lawsuit against the news site Gawker, leading to its bankruptcy, has submitted a bid to buy what's left of the online property, according to a report by Reuters on Thursday. While the bulk ...

Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-American entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, venture capitalist, philanthropist, political activist, and author. Referred to as the "Don of the PayPal Mafia", Thiel was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 246 on the Forbes 400 in 2016, with a net worth of $2.7 billion.

Man in his 40s with short, dark hair wearing a shirt and blazer
Thiel in Berlin, March 2014
Born Peter Andreas Thiel
(1967-10-11) October 11, 1967 (age 49)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Education
Occupation
Net worth IncreaseUS$2.7 billion (2016)
Political party Libertarian
Republican
Peter Thiel
Title Life Master
FIDE rating 2199 (November 2016)
Peak rating 2342 (December 1992)

Peter Andreas Thiel (/ˈtl/; born October 11, 1967) is a German-American entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, venture capitalist, philanthropist, political activist, and author. Referred to as the "Don of the PayPal Mafia", Thiel was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 246 on the Forbes 400 in 2016, with a net worth of $2.7 billion.

Born in Frankfurt, Thiel moved with his family to the United States as an infant. He spent a portion of his upbringing in Africa before returning to the U.S., where he attended San Mateo High School. He studied philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a B.A. in 1989. He then went on to the Stanford Law School, and received his J.D. in 1992. After graduation, he worked as a judicial clerk for Judge James Larry Edmondson, a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell, a speechwriter for former-U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett and as a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse prior to founding Thiel Capital in 1996. He then co-founded PayPal in 1999, and served as chief executive officer until its sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

After eBay's acquisition of PayPal, he founded Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund. He launched Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company, in 2004 and continues to serve as its chairman as of 2016. Before launching Founders Fund, a venture capital firm, in 2005 with his PayPal partners Ken Howery and Luke Nosek, Thiel became Facebook's first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012, but remains on the board of directors. He also co-founded Valar Ventures in 2010 and operates as its chairman, co-founded Mithril Capital, of which he is investment committee chair, in 2012, and has served as a partner in Y Combinator since 2015.

Thiel is involved with a variety of philanthropic and political pursuits. Through the Thiel Foundation, he governs the grant-making bodies Breakout Labs and Thiel Fellowship, and supports life extension, seasteading and other speculative research. A founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of excessive government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars. He has donated to numerous political figures, and provided financial support to Hulk Hogan in Bollea v. Gawker. In November 2016, he was named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.