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German-born American–New Zealand entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager

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Peter Thiel: German-born American–New Zealand entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager
Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, Founders Fund, he was the first investor in Facebook. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and No. 391 on the Forbes 400 in 2020, with a net worth of $2.1 billion.

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Total eclipse of the Hart? Thiel's wealth surges as Palantir goes public

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Peter Thiel's spook software outfit Palatir has surged 37 per cent on its first day of trading on the NYSE, taking its market cap to US$22 billion. Read More Peter Thiel, others invest $4m in Auckland..
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China is running furtive surveillance of innocents' lives online. And so are we

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First published by The Spinoff There is little to separate the methods of Zhenhua Data from those of the Peter Thiel founded Palantir, which has an office in Wellington alongside our spy agencies. It..
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Thiel met with 'racist fringe' figure as he campaigned for Trump: report

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New Zealand citizen and Facebook board member Peter Thiel dined with a member of the "white nationalist racist fringe" in 2016, Buzzfeed says. Read More Peter Thiel, others invest $4m in Auckland..
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Kris Kobach projected to lose Kansas primary, despite backing from Peter Thiel

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Everything you need to know about Palantir, the secretive company coming for all your data

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Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel was an early supporter of Donald Trump and served on the president’s transition team. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images How Palantir and Peter Thiel might lead the biggest..
WorldNews - Published

Peter Thiel told Zuckerberg not to fact-check political ads: Report

peter thiel told zuckerberg not to fact-check political ads: report
San Francisco: While Twitter and Snapchat have acted hard on political ads on their platforms - with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey banning all kinds of political ads - Facebook has not taken any decision and..
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Thiel's Founders Fund sells remaining Facebook shares

Early Facebook Inc backer, Founders Fund, has sold all of its holdings in the social media giant as part of a previously established trading plan by the venture capital firm's partner, Peter Thiel,..
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Google finally says it will kill censored Chinese search engine Project Dragonfly

google finally says it will kill censored chinese search engine project dragonfly
Google has finally said its controversial project to build a censored search engine for China has been "terminated". Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Google's vice president..
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