|Founder||• Peter Thiel|
• Max Levchin
|Member of||Business Roundtable, Council on Foreign Relations/Corporate Members, Highlands Forum, World Economic Forum/Strategic Partners|
|Online payment website|
|Elon Musk||“Despite having perhaps the greatest entrepreneurial streak of all the PayPal mafia, Musk was purged from PayPal like some kind of toxin. Soon after the merger, Thiel resigned.
Musk became CEO of the combined company and decided it was time for a technological overhaul. Specifically, he wanted to toss out Unix and put everything on a Microsoft (MSFT) platform.
That may sound innocent enough to laypeople but not to Unix zealots like Levchin and his team. A holy war ensued. Musk lost. The board fired him and brought back Thiel while Musk was on a flight to Australia for his first vacation in years. “That’s the problem with vacations,” Musk deadpans.Musk still contends he didn’t deserve his fate, that his biggest flaw was being cut from different cloth. “Peter, Max, and I are not directly aligned philosophically,” he says. “Peter’s philosophy is pretty odd. It’s not normal. He’s a contrarian from an investing standpoint and thinks a lot about the singularity. I’m much less excited about that. I’m pro-human.””
|Document:Omidyar’s PayPal Corporation Said To Be Implicated in Withheld NSA Documents||article||11 December 2013||Sibel Edmonds|
|Document:PayPal Partnering With Anti-Defamation League to Share Info With Law Enforcement, Determine Who Can Use Their Services||Article||26 July 2021||Cassandra Fairbanks||The censorship industry colludes with law enforcement and financial services in order to censor more.|
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