Peter Thiel

Peter Andreas Thiel (/tiːl/; German: [ˈpeːtɐ̯ anˈdʀeas tiːl]; born October 11, 1967) is a German-born American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. Thiel cofounded PayPal with Max Levchin and served as its CEO. He also cofounded Palantir, of which he is chairman. He serves as president of Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund with $700 million in assets under management; a managing partner in Founders Fund, a venture capital fund with $2 billion in assets under management; and cofounder and investment committee chair of Mithril Capital Management. He was the first outside investor in Facebook, the popular social-networking site, with a 10.
Posts about Peter Thiel
  • Why is Peter Thiel doubling down on Donald Trump?

    … Why is Peter Thiel doubling down on Donald Trump? Donald Trump’s campaign for President took a massive publicity hit recently after recordings of misogynistic comments he made in private were made public. This doesn’t help with Trump’s image since many already view him as being xenophobic and racist. So one would have to wonder that after all…

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  • Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination

    … Company founded by Peter Thiel sued for discrimination In what some may call a bit of irony, a company co-founded by Peter Thiel is being sued by the US Department of Labor over discrimination allegations. Security company Palantir is being accused of allegedly discriminating against Asian applicants. The lawsuit claims that Palantir routinely…

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  • Gawker writer: Censorship is for sale

    …’, Mr. Scocca makes the point that only one person killed Gawker and the man holding the smoking gun is none other than Peter Thiel. Scocca makes great points about Thiel’s personally financed vendetta against Gawker, especially with the infamous Hulk Hogan lawsuit. He points out that without Thiel’s backing the Hogan lawsuit was without merit…

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  • Gawker: The Final Chapter

    … of Gawker it has set a dangerous precedent that if you have enough money you can silence any media that is unfavorable to you. The Hulk Hogan lawsuit, and others, were admittedly funded by Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel after Gawker outed Thiel as gay some years ago. If we’re not careful, we could be seeing the start of an era where freedom of the press could be squelched by the super rich elite if the media crosses them. Related …

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  • Facebook’s 2016 Annual Meeting: Peter Thiel Remains on Board

    … of Facebook’s board of directors—Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg—will serve through next year’s annual meeting. The new class of non-voting capital stock, class-C capital stock, which was also approved at the company’s annual meeting, was first proposed on the day…

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  • What does Facebook’s shareholder vote say about a free press?

    … What does Facebook’s shareholder vote say about a free press? Peter Thiel demonstrates how he choked the life out of Gawker. In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Facebook’s shareholder meeting, Peter Thiel was reelected to the Facebook board of directors amid the Gawker and Donald Trump controversies. The vote itself really wasn’t much…

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  • Is Peter Thiel suing Gawker over Donald Trump’s hair?

    … interference” with Ivari’s business relations. As it currently stands, Thiel backed lawsuits are already draining Gawker of all available capital. How much more money does he think that his paid proxies can bleed from an already drained stone and is Donald Trump’s hair really the hill that he wants to die on? In this blogger’s opinion this recent…

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  • Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press

    … Gawker Bankruptcy: A defeat for a free press This past weekend it was announced that Gawker has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the $140 million settlement awarded to Hulk Hogan in a lawsuit funded by venture capitalist Peter Thiel. However, while Gawker may have lost the battle the war rages on. While Gawker has declared bankruptcy…

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  • Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns

    … Thiel to remain on Facebook board amid free speech concerns In a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Peter Thiel and the Gawker lawsuit, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said that Thiel can and will remain on the board of Facebook. Thiel has been a long time member of the Facebook board and there were some concerns about his standing after…

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  • Top Earning Websites

    … Page, Sergey Brin $74.98B $2378.23 3 JD.com Liu Qiangdong aka Richard Liu $28B $887.87 4 Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes $17.93B $568.56 5 Tencent Ma Huateng $12.89B $408.74 6 Reuters Paul Reuter $12.6B $399.54 7 Alibaba Peng Lei, Jack Ma $12.29B $389.71 8 Paypal Peter Thiel, Yu Pan, Luke…

    Michael Dunlop/ How To Make Money Onlinein Paid Search Google- 30 readers -
  • Holiday reads: The books on top execs’ nightstands

    …” by Ben Horowitz “He’s brilliant. I recently finished ‘Zero to One’ by Peter Thiel and highly recommend it. I just bought ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ but haven’t started it yet.” — Jason Seiken, chief content officer, Telegraph Media Group. “Where Does It Hurt?” by Jonathan Bush “This book calls for entrepreneurs and digital technologists…

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