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Peter Thiel

American entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

Peter Andreas Thiel is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 328 on the Forbes 400 in 2018, with a net worth of $2.5 billion.

Through the Thiel Foundation, Thiel governs the grant-making bodies Breakout Labs and Thiel Fellowship, and funds nonprofit research into artificial intelligence, life extension and seasteading. A co-founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of high government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars. He has donated to numerous political figures. In 2016, Thiel revealed that he had funded Hulk Hogan in the Bollea v. Gawker lawsuit, which ultimately led to the bankruptcy of Gawker.

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See also: Institute Thiel Foundation - Private foundation created and funded by billionaire Peter Thiel that supports science and technology

Details last updated 30-Jan-2020

Peter Thiel News

Tech-funded Enhanced Games will allow athletes to openly use performance-enhancing drugs

BBC - 28-Mar-2024

The controversial new sporting event sparks debates about ethics and safety


Blackrock Neurotech receives $10m funding from Peter Thiel

CNBC - 19-May-2021

New competitor for Neuralink's brain implant, streamlining solution for neurological disorders


Comprehensive history and explanation of senescent cells

The Scientist - 01-Mar-2020

Including the latest on clinical trials of first-generation senolytics


How the rich plan to survive the apocalypse

Guardian - 24-Jul-2018

Hoarding, and different forms of forced labor are among the future plans of the most powerful


Silicon Valley and rich people invest to slow down ageing and live longer

This Is Money - 17-Mar-2018

All the money in the world to fight ageing and death


Prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

Guardian - 15-Feb-2018

If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. What they’re aft...


The Men Who Want to Live Forever

New York Times - 25-Jan-2018

Today several biotech companies, fueled by Silicon Valley fortunes, are devoted to “life extensio...


Living Forever Has Never Been More Popular

Motherboard - 12-Aug-2016

Zoltan Istvan reports from RAAD Fest – the biggest life extension festival in history. 1000 atte...


6 billionaires who want to live forever

Tech Insider - 01-Sep-2015

Peter Thiel – cofounder of PayPal – in 2006 he pledged $3.5 million to the Methuselah Foundation ...


Silicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortal—and Finding Some Success

Newsweek - 05-Mar-2015