#67 Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund

#67 Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund
REAL TIME NET WORTH
$2.5B
as of 8/7/18
  • PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel became a venture capitalist and early investor in Facebook.
  • He also cofounded CIA-backed big data startup Palantir, which is valued at $20 billion.
  • His estimated 10% stake in Palantir accounts for more than two-thirds of his net worth.
  • Thiel, the first big investor in Facebook, has sold most of his stake in the social network but still sits on the company's board.
  • His Thiel Foundation gives a small number of young entrepreneurs $100,000 over two years to skip college and pursue their business dreams.
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Stats
Age50
Source of WealthFacebook, Palantir, Self Made
Notable DealPalantir
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
CitizenshipUnited States
Marital StatusSingle
EducationBachelor of Arts/Science, Stanford University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Stanford University
Did you know
Thiel found himself at the center of controversy after Forbes revealed in May 2016 that he was secretly funding lawsuits in an attempt to destroy Gawker Media.
Thiel, a Trump delegate in California, was one of the very few outspoken Trump supporters in Silicon Valley; he spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Net worth over time
$2.5B
Billionaires
March 2018
$2.6B
Forbes 400
October 2017
$2.7B
Billionaires
March 2017
$2.7B
Forbes 400
October 2016
$2.7B
Richest In Tech
August 2016
$2.7B
Billionaires
March 2016
$2.8B
Forbes 400
September 2015
$3.3B
Richest In Tech
August 2015
$2.2B
Billionaires
March 2015
$2.2B
Forbes 400
September 2014
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Connections
Facebook
Holds stake in Facebook
Stanford University
Attended the school
Elon Musk
Cofounder
San Francisco, CA
Resides in San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Area
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