Peter Andreas Thiel wears many hats – he is the managing partner in Founders Fund (a venture capital fund), the president of Clarium Capital (a global macro hedge fund), former CEO and one of the founders of PayPal, and the first outsider to invest in Facebook. An entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager, Thiel sold his 10.2% stake in Facebook in 2012 but still sits on the company’s board of directors. In addition, he has co-founded Mithril Capital Management and Valar Ventures.
Currently, he is the chairman of Palantir, a big-data consultancy, which he has co-founded. The company raised US$ 9 billion in December. Thus, Thiel’s stake of 12% in Palantir is worth approximately US$ 1 billion.
Thiel received a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and took a J.D. from Stanford Law School. He has written a book called Zero to One.
Peter Thiel Family Tree
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Thiel Parents – Klaus Thiel and Susanne Thiel
Thiel’s parents were German. His father, Klaus, was a chemical engineer. He travelled to South Africa, Namibia, and Ohio before coming to the Bay Area in the late 1970s. He shifted to America when Thiel was a one-year-old baby. Eventually, he settled in Foster City in California.
Thiel Siblings – Patrick Thiel
Name – Patrick Thiel
Born – Unknown
Married – Unknown
Thiel has a younger brother called Patrick.
Peter Thiel Spouse – none
Thiel is unmarried.
Peter Thiel Children – none
Thiel does not have any children.
Net worth of Peter Thiel
According to Forbes, as of November 2014, Thiel’s net worth is US$ 2.2 billion. He is the 277th richest person in the United States. He ranks #284 on the Forbes 400 list. He has been pegged at #796 among the billionaires of the world. In the Midas List of Tech’s Top Investors, he ranks #4.
The major source of his wealth has been through his early investment in Facebook (US$ 500,000 in 2004). Thiel has made noteworthy investments in Practice Fusion, Airbnb, and payments company Stripe.
Thiel has invested US$40 million personally in Palantir and is confident that the company will turn out to be as valuable as Facebook.