"Having founded a conservative/libertarian newspaper while a Stanford undergraduate, he earned a law degree from that school, and then quit his career to co-found PayPal, a payments company that set out to undermine government-issued currency. When that didn’t pan out, he sold PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002.A Conversation With Peter Thiel - NYTimes.com
He also co-founded Palantir, a data analysis company that struggled for years and is now valued at more than $9 billion. He was one of the earliest outside investors in Facebook, and now manages a global hedge fund and a venture capital fund."
Saturday, September 13, 2014
A Conversation With Peter Thiel - NYTimes.com
From the intro paragraphs of an interesting interview/book summary