Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

$2.3B
  • PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel became a venture capitalist and early investor in Facebook.
  • He also cofounded CIA-backed big data startup Palantir, recently valued at around $20 billion.
  • Thiel, the first big investor in Facebook, has sold most of his stake in the social network but still sits on the company's board.
  • His Thiel Foundation gives a small number of young entrepreneurs $100,000 over two years to skip college and pursue their business dreams.
  • Thiel moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco in early 2018 after calling Silicon Valley a "one-party state."

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