Peter Thiel
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Peter Thiel


: 11 October 1967


: Frankfurt, Germany


: 50 years old


: Libra


  • German-American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist
Real name: Peter Andreas Thiel
When was Peter Thiel born? 11 October 1967
How old is Peter Thiel in 2017? 50 years
Where was Peter Thiel born? Frankfurt, Germany
Residence: San Francisco, USA
Zodiac sign: Libra

Net worth 2017

How much does Peter Thiel worth? $2,800,000,000

Nationality: German
Religion: Christian
Hair color: Brown
Eyes color: Blue

Who is Peter Thiel? / Facts

  • PayPal - he is one of the big names behind PayPal (founded in 1998), together with Elon Musk and Max Levchin. He was the CEO of the company
  • Facebook - he invested in Facebook in 2004, buying 10.2% of the company for $500,000; he's member of the board of directors
  • Hedge funds - he is the president of the hedge fund Clarium Capital (managing $700 million), managing partner in Founders Fund, a venture capital fund with $2 billion in assets under management, co-founder of Mithril Capital Management, co-founder and chairman of Valar Ventures, and co-founder and chairman of Palantir
  • One of the richest guys in the world, ranking 246th in Top Forbes 400 as of 2016, totalizing a net worth of $2.8 billion
  • Supported Trump - the president of the United States (as of Nov. 2016), Donald Trump was supported in his campaign by Peter Thiel, while hs ex-partner, Elon Musk chose to support Hillary Clinton. Taking this decision, he lost a lot of credibility in the tech community
  • German-American - Thiel was born in Frankfurt, but moved to the US when he was a child
  • Before Paypal - he was judicial clerk, lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell, and derivatives trador at Credit Suisse
  • Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation has 3 projects: Breakout Labs, Thiel Fellowship, and Imitatio:
    - Thiel Fellowship selects 20-25 fellows under 20 per year and gives them $100,000 for leaving school and involving in different projects like research, startups, and so on.
    - Breakout Labs - it gives grants for scientific research that most of the investors would not be interested in, as it is speculative or long-term
    - Imitatio - it's about seeing the world through the lens of Rene Girard's mimetic theory
  • Anti-aging - he invested in research in the longevity area, too, donating $3.5 million in 2006

  • Bilderberg Group - he's a member of the Steering Committee of the group and he did not miss a single conference between 2007 and 2016


  • Stanford Law School (1992)
  • Stanford University (1989)
  • San Mateo High School


  • ZERO TO ONE EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them
  • Elite students climb confidently until they reach a level of competition sufficiently intense to beat their dreams out of them. Higher education is the place where people who had big plans in high school get stuck in fierce rivalries with equally smart peers over conventional careers like management consulting and investment banking. For the privilege of being turned into conformists, students (or their families) pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in skyrocketing tuition that continues to outpace inflation. Why are we doing this to ourselves?
  • The best entrepreneurs know this: every great business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside. A great company is a conspiracy to change the world; when you share your secret, the recipient becomes a fellow conspirator
  • We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters
  • Monopoly is the condition of every successful business
  • By the time a student gets to college, he's spent a decade curating a bewilderingly diverse resume to prepare for a completely unknowable future. Come what may, he's ready--for nothing in particular
  • Customers won’t care about any particular technology unless it solves a particular problem in a superior way. And if you can’t monopolize a unique solution for a small market, you’ll be stuck with vicious competition
  • Tolstoy opens Anna Karenina by observing: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Business is the opposite. All happy companies are different: each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition
  • Madness is rare in individuals—but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule
  • CREATIVE MONOPOLY means new products that benefit everybody and sustainable profits for the creator. Competition means no profits for anybody, no meaningful differentiation, and a struggle for survival

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