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Tech Ghoul Peter Thiel Defanged By Gawker Media Legal Deal; Free Press Saved - TheImproper.com

Thiel's effort amounted to the single biggest example of abuse of process in decades, if not, in the history of U.S. jurisprudence. He was allegedly seeking revenge for being outed as gay in a 2007 story published by Gawker sister site ValleyWag, which ...

Athens and Yeezy - Washington Free Beacon (blog)

Kanye West broke the already broken brains of Twitter yesterday when he indicated a certain degree of "dragon energy" sympathy for President Donald Trump and Trump agreed. He tweeted a picture of his signed MAGA hat, too, poo-pooed Obama's legacy, and ...

Kanye Wears MAGA Hat, Trump Says Thanks - Yahoo News

By Peter Helman. Shortly before his mental breakdown and subsequent hospitalization in 2016, Kanye West praised Donald Trump in one of his bizarre, rambling onstage speeches. Shortly after he got out of the hospital, he met with Donald Trump at Trump ...

Gay Trump Fan Peter Thiel Drops Bid for Gawker - Advocate.com

Gay Trump Fan Peter Thiel Drops Bid for Gawker. The PayPal co-founder is ending his bid for Gawker and its story archives. Thiel famously bankrolled the lawsuit that led to the website's demise. By Claire Heddles. April 26 2018 1:20 PM EDT. Share on ...

Kanye West Tweets About Starting VC Fund, Meeting With Billionaire Peter Thiel - Fortune

Kanye is back with a bang. In addition to writing “a real-time philosophy book” on Twitter, the rapper has also made some wild claims in the last few days. On Wednesday, West alluded to his plans around a new venture capital fund called “Yeezy VC” that ...

Why Billionaire Peter Thiel Won't Buy Gawker - Fortune

Billionaire Peter Thiel has agreed not to buy news and gossip site Gawker. The reason he and his investment firm are choosing to step away? Thiel would avoid a potential countersuit for secretly bankrolling the litigation that drove the blog's ...

New reports warn of worldwide threats to press freedom - Pew Research Center's Journalism Project

This story, plus French President Macron condemns fake news, Peter Thiel ends his pursuit of Gawker, a look at the different projects dedicated to local news, and more, all in today's media headlines. Top Stories. Apr 25, 2018. Watchdogs warn of ...

What Peter Thiel's Playbook Shows Us About Taking Down Trump, Alex Jones (or Anyone) - Observer

It's become an eerily familiar story: Previously untouchable, controversial, antagonistic media figure, is suddenly on the wrong side of a lawsuit. The legal arguments are either technical and arcane or simply unexpected. Press coverage is intense and ...

Forget Cambridge Analytica, Palantir has significantly more data on you - Firstpost

Forget Cambridge Analytica, Palantir has significantly more data on you. If you thought Facebook-Cambridge Analytica had more data on you, there's news: Facebook's early investor Peter Thiel's data mining company Palantir has significantly more data ...

PE HUB First Read - PE Hub (blog)

Peter Thiel has agreed to NOT buy Gawker. Avast, the PE-backed cyber security firm, is targeting a $2.5 billion valuation with its IPO. Microsoft is working on a new edition of Windows 10. Admiral Ronny Jackson, Veterans Affairs nominee, allegedly ...

Peter Thiel abandons bid to buy news website Gawker - StreetInsider.com

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Peter Thiel on Wednesday abandoned his effort to buy the irreverent news website Gawker.com, enabling the Silicon Valley venture capitalist to avoid a possible legal fight over his having secretly funded litigation that ...

The Internet Is In An Uproar Over Kanye West's Tweets About Donald Trump and Peter Thiel - Yahoo News

As part of a days-long Twitter spree, West sounded off on Donald Trump, going so far as to call the president “my brother,” before delving into tweets about free thought, politics, life, philosophy, music, and his intention to take a meeting with Peter ...

Everyone and Everything Kanye West Has Mentioned Since Reactivating His Twitter - The Cut

On April 13, 2018, Kanye West ended his Twitter hiatus and rejoined the social-media platform, accompanied by a warm welcome from Twitter's founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey. At first, Yeezy stuck with inspirational quotes that sounded like they were pulled ...

The 'Dragon Energy' of Kanye West and Donald Trump - The Atlantic

West tweeted about a number of meetings he wanted to have with Silicon Valley elites, including conservative billionaire Peter Thiel, whom West originally referred to as “Peter Teal.” “They have spoken in the past and there's mutual interest in meeting ...

The Kanye West Delusion - The Ringer (blog)

No one wants to deal with this. There's no golden arrow, no silver bullet for the social media unraveling of a celebrity. There's no good feeling to be won by correctly identifying that, in fact, Kanye West has not been red-pilled but is actually just ...

Thiel won't bid on Gawker; LendingClub probe; Amazon delivers to cars - SFGate

Peter Thiel has agreed not to bid on the assets of bankrupt Gawker Media in exchange for the Web publisher's promise to end an investigation into the tech billionaire, a Facebook board member. The accord clears an obstacle to the company selling its ...

Donald Trump And Kanye West Having Twitter Bromance; White House Ducks Invitation Question - Yahoo News

UPDATED with Trump, West tweets: President Donald Trump this afternoon thanked Kanye West for all the tweets of admiration. “Thank you, Kanye. Very cool!” Trump tweeted with a link to Kanye's outpouring. Kanye responded with tweets showing off his ...

Peter Thiel Settles With Ghost Of Gawker Media - Forbes

... a sex video of him with the wife of a former friend. A jury fined Gawker $140 million, forcing it into bankruptcy where the case was settled for $31 million. Thiel, who is gay, was angry at the site for outing him in a 2007 article. He kept his ...

Kanye West Tweeted in Support of Donald Trump - Yahoo News

(The hat's slogan, which was Trump's campaign slogan, dates back centuries as a xenophobic call to action.) The caption reads, "my hat is signed;" accompanying the photo were a number of fire emojis. The rapper followed up that tweet with one about a ...

This is much worse than shutter shades and pink Polos - The FADER

we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018. These tweets just made sea levels rise 2 inches. ADVERTISEMENT. my MAGA hat is signed pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018. I'm so happy ...

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.

ECNY Events - Peter Thiel

Thursday, March 15, 2018 Peter Thiel, Partner, Founders Fund.

Peter Thiel on leaving Silicon Valley for Los Angeles

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel argues Silicon Valley is is a 'totalitarian place' where people are not allowed to have dissenting views.

Peter Thiel 'How anyone can make it big'

Pether Thiel was one of the co-founders of Paypal, working close with Elon Musk.

Tech Investor Peter Thiel Speaks At Economic Club Of New York - Thursday March 15, 2018 | CNBC

PayPal founder and former CEO Peter Thiel speaks at the Economic Club of New York. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award...

Peter Thiel: The Reasons for the Decline of Western Civilization and Science

Peter Andreas Thiel is an American entrepreneur, political activist, and author. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion. He co-founded PayPal....

DAY3 - In conversation: Peter Thiel interviewed by Maria Bartiromo