Co-founder and former CEO of PayPal


Peter Thiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Peter Thiel is an American businessman and entrepreneur widely known as co-founder (with Max Levchin) and former CEO of PayPal, once proposing that PayPal could be a catalyst for change in world politics. From San Mateo, California, Thiel is an avowed Libertarian. ... In 2002, Thiel sold PayPal to eBay for US$1.5 billion. Currently he is the Founder and Managing Member of Clarium Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund managing over $800 million. ..."

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Peter A.Thiel: The Independent Institute


Research Fellow, former Member of the Board of Directors, Independent Institute

Web Pages

Peter Thiel - Friend of Liberty
Advocates for Self-Government


Innovators And influencers 2002: A World Of Opportunity, by Christopher Huen, Information Week, Dec 2001
"Meet Peter Thiel, the 34-year-old chess-loving libertarian CEO of PayPal Inc. This may be the first time you've heard of him, but it's not likely to be the last. ... Thiel is motivated by a belief, strengthened by the Sept. 11 attacks, that PayPal can help create a world that supports individual and financial freedom. ... he says ... 'My approach would be to enable people to help themselves, and create the infrastructure to make that happen.'"


Peter Thiel on Facebook, Technology, and the Higher Education Bubble, by Peter Thiel, Reason TV, 12 Nov 2010
Peter discusses The Social Network movie, the Hollywood vs. the Silicon Valley views of reality, PayPal, Zimbabwe and money, seasteading and freedom to leave a State, and college
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