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Peter Thiel Sells 2256 Shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (FB) Stock - Fairfield Current

Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) Director Peter Thiel sold 2,256 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $175.95, for a total value of $396,943.20. Following ...

Life Is Short. That's the Point. - New York Times

Today's “life extension” movement includes venture capitalists like the tech billionaire Peter Thiel pouring money into anti-aging and life extension start-ups. (While the rumor that Mr. Thiel receives regular blood transfusions from 18-year olds ...

OpenAI Is Beating Humans at 'Dota 2' Because It's Basically Cheating - Motherboard

On August 5, a team of AI bots beat professional human players in two consecutive games of Dota 2. The team, called the OpenAI Five, was developed by OpenAI, a technology non-profit sponsored by Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, among other individuals and ...

Deposit Solutions Startup Backed By Peter Thiel Has Raised $100 ... - StartupWorld

A German fintech startup which will lets people access the best interest rates from multiple banks without having to open up new accounts has raised an amount ...

Blame Peter Thiel and Matt Lauer for Strict New Zealand Housing Law - Observer

Peter Thiel didn't stop with shutting down Gawker. Now he's screwing up entire countries. This week New Zealand banned foreigners from buying homes in the country as a way to tackle soaring real estate prices and rising homelessness. The Overseas ...

Peter Thiel-Backed Opening Banking Platform Deposit Solutions Secures $100 Million Through latest Investment ... - Crowdfund Insider

Deposit Solutions more than 200 highly qualified and motivated staff based in Hamburg, Berlin, London and Zurich and has local presences across Europe. The company previously secured an investment from Peter Thiel, Paypal's co-founder and first outside ...

Pro-Trump super PAC America First Action seeks donations from billionaire Peter Thiel as the battle for Congress ... - CNBC

A leading pro-Trump super PAC wants to add billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel to its list of high-profile donors, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. It is unclear whether Thiel will contribute to America First Action ...

A German fintech startup backed by Peter Thiel has raised $100 million -

Deposit Solutions has raised just over $140 million in total from investors including Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and US venture capital firm Greycroft, although neither were involved with the new funding round. Join the conversation about ...

New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying homes in the country - Business Insider

Thiel managed to become a New Zealand citizen and purchase his property despite having spent only eight days in the country. Parker said: "We were in opposition at the time Peter Thiel was granted citizenship… We can't undo what has already been done.

Notes from New Richland: Nine takeaways from the NBR Rich List - The Spinoff

... as this), that means that Graham Hart, New Zealand's richest 'richlister' is two-and-a-half times more powerful/right/good/important than Peter Thiel, which just seems… odd. Will leveraged buyout investors ever obtain the pop-cultural clout of the ...

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes - Financial Times

The new law, which was passed by parliament on Wednesday, follows a public outcry last year when it was revealed that Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and a prominent supporter of Donald Trump, was granted citizenship by the New Zealand government ...

'Tenants on our own land': New Zealand bans sale of homes to foreign buyers - Irish Times

Parker said in the last economic quarter 10 per cent of homes in the popular Queenstown Lakes District (where Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel owns a multi-million dollar home) and 20 per cent of homes in Auckland central were bought by foreigners.

Rich List 2018: NBA star Steven Adams appears for first time - Newshub

For the first time the total wealth owned by those on the list exceeds $100 billion. It includes the likes of basketball star Steven Adams, former Prime Minister Sir John Key, US-based tech billionaire and New Zealand citizen Peter Thiel, and movie ...

Peter Thiel on Tech Community Politics: Crypto Is Libertarian and AI is Communist - Bitcoin Exchange Guide

People from the cryptocurrency industry are generally known for their strong affirmations. Sometimes, their claims are simply ludicrous, but some other times, they actually make a lot of sense. Recently, it was Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, two ...

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman: Crypto is Libertarian and AI is Communist - BTCMANAGER

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, the two original members of the PayPal Mafia, engaged in a rigorous debate at Stanford University in early 2018 concerning the relationship between technology and politics. The discussion was focussed on decentralized and ...

Is EOS the New BTC? Pay Attention to Peter Thiel - Investopedia

Although Peter Thiel may be controversial for his outspoken political views that often clash with those of Silicon Valley type, his acumen for investing and picking winning startup ideas is rarely in doubt. Long before the cryptocurrency phenomenon ...

Will Smith joins Peter Thiel to back audience engagement startup - New York Business Journal

Who invests: Thiel Capital, the firm of Silicon Valley billionaire and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, led the effort. Joining him was actor and producer Will Smith, along with former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. What the CEO says: Spencer Gerrol, CEO of ...

Neuroanalytics Startup SPARK Neuro Raises $13.5M from Will Smith, Michael Eisner, Peter Thiel, Others - Variety

SPARK Neuro, a startup in the emerging field of neuroscience-based analytics, has closed $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Thiel Capital's Peter Thiel with participation other investors including Will Smith and Michael Eisner. The New York-based ...

What Peter Thiel taught Stanford University students about startup success - Tech in Asia

The following are edited excerpts taken from Blake Master's notes of CS183, the class that Peter Thiel taught at Stanford in 2012, on how to identify and grow your startup's audience. The full notes are available here.

A buzzy startup raised $57 million from Peter Thiel and Y Combinator using these 19 slides - Business Insider

Brex has raised a total of $57 million from investors, including PayPal cofounders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, early Facebook investor Yuri Milner, and Y Combinator. With their permission, we're republishing the Brex Series B pitch deck to show how ...

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
Net worth IncreaseUS$2.7 billion (2016)
Political party Libertarian
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.

Peter Thiel speaks at Brain Bar

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Peter Thiel 'How anyone can make it big'

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

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.

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: About CNBC: From ...

You can be more successful than you think - Peter Thiel

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