German-born Web entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal and later ran a VC firm in San Francisco called Founders Fund. Some of the companies the firm has invested in include SpaceX, Spotify, and Lyft.
He was a nationally ranked junior chess champion.
He was one of the first major investors in Facebook, buying a 10 percent stake in 2004 for $500,000.
His family moved from Germany to the U.S. when he was a toddler.
He co-founded PayPal with Max Levchin, with whom he co-produced the movie Thank You for Smoking from 2005.
Peter Thiel Age
How old is Peter Thiel? He was born in 1967, he is 55 years old.
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Quotes by Peter Thiel
In Silicon Valley, I point out that many of the more successful entrepreneurs seem to be suffering from a mild form of Asperger’s where it’s like you’re missing the imitation, socialization gene.— Peter Thiel
Americans mythologize competition and credit it with saving us from socialist bread lines. Actually, capitalism and competition are opposites. Capitalism is premised on the accumulation of capital, but under perfect competition, all profits get competed away.— Peter Thiel
The optimism that many felt in the 1960s over labour-saving technology is giving way to a fearful question: ‘Will your labour be good for anything in the future? Or will you be replaced by a machine?’— Peter Thiel
College gives people learning and also takes away future opportunities by loading the next generation down with debt.— Peter Thiel
Investors are always biased to invest in things they themselves understand. So venture capitalists like Uber because they like driving in black town cars. They don’t like Airbnb because they like staying in five-star hotels, not sleeping on people’s couches.— Peter Thiel