Chamath Palihapitiya

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(Venture capitalist, Engineer, Billionaire)
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Born3 September 1976
Sri Lanka
NationalityCanadian
Alma materUniversity of Waterloo
Venture capitalist with a working class background.

Chamath Palihapitiya is a Canadian venture capitalist, engineer, SPAC sponsor, and the founder and CEO of Social Capital. He was an early senior executive at Facebook, working at the company from 2007 to 2011. Palihapitiya and his family moved to Canada at the age of five as refugees.


 

A Quote by Chamath Palihapitiya

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"Conspiracy theorist"“Here's the thing. There's about 150 people that run the world. Anybody who wants to go into politics, they're all fucking puppets, okay? There are 150 and they're all men that run the world - period, full stop. They control most of the important assets, they control the money flows. And these are not the tech entrepreneurs. Now they are going to get rolled over the next five to ten years by the people that are really underneath pulling the strings. And when you get behind the curtain and see how that world works, what you realize is, it is unfairly set up for them and their progeny. Now, I'm not going to say that that's something that we can rip apart. But first order of business is, I want to break through and be at that table. That's the first order of business.”2017Money as an Instrument of Change (starting min 10:00)


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