Peter Thiel is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who is widely recognized for co-founding PayPal, one of the most successful online payment systems in the world.
He was born on October 11, 1967, in Frankfurt, Germany, but grew up in the United States.
Thiel attended Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a law degree.
He co-founded several technology companies, including PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund. He was also an early investor in several successful startups, including Facebook, SpaceX, and Airbnb.
Thiel is known for his unconventional ideas and controversial statements. He is a staunch critic of higher education, arguing that it has become too expensive and does not offer enough value to students.
He has also been a vocal advocate of libertarianism and a critic of government regulations.
In addition to his business ventures, Thiel is a well-known philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to various causes, including education and scientific research.
He is the founder of the Thiel Fellowship, a program that provides funding and mentorship to young entrepreneurs.
Thiel has authored several books, including “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” and “The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford.”
He has also been involved in several high-profile legal cases, including a lawsuit against Gawker Media, which resulted in the company’s bankruptcy.
Peter Thiel Spouse: Meet Matt Danzeisen
Peter Thiel is married to Matt Danzeisen. Thiel married his long-time partner Matt Danzeisen in October 2017, in Vienna, Austria.
Danzeisen works as a portfolio manager at Thiel Capital. Thiel was also in a long-term relationship with Jeff Thomas, a social media influencer, from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic until Thomas’ sudden death in March 2023.