Peter Thiel

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(venture capitalist, financier)
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BornPeter Andreas Thiel
1967-10-11
Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
CitizenshipGermany,  United States,  New Zealand
Alma materStanford University, Stanford Law School
ReligionChristian
SpouseMatt Danzeisen
Founder ofPalantir Technologies, PayPal
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
Interests • Life extension
• Technology
PartyLibertarian Party
Billion financier, Bilderberger

Peter Thiel is a billionaire member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee whom Sam Biddle described for The Intercept in 2017 as "one of the American political mainstream’s most notorious figures".[1] His first Bilderberg was in 2008 and he has attended all subsequent meetings.

Career

He has worked for Sullivan & Cromwell. In 1998 Thiel co-founded PayPal together with Max Levchin. He sold it in 2004. He founded Palantir with Alex Karp and Joe Lonsdale in 2004, a company which at least by 2008 was collaborating with GCHQ.[1]

Citizenship

Born in Germany, he was granted New Zealand citizenship in 2011, after a donation of NZ$1 million ($730,000) to the Christchurch earthquake relief effort, although only having visited 4 times.[2]

Politics

“I believe that it is always important to exchange views with people, no matter what their perspectives are. I think we have a lot of problems in our society and we need to be finding ways to talk to people. We need to find ways to talk to people where not everything is completely transparent. Libertarianism is not synonymous with radical transparency. That’s often an argument that Stasi would make in East Germany, when everything had to be monitored by society. And I think you have the best conversations in smaller groups where not everything is being monitored. That’s how you can have very honest conversations and you can think better about the future.”
Peter Thiel (2016)  [3]

Thiel describes himself as a "libertarian", has opposed women's suffrage[4] and has been a huge supporter of Ron Paul.[5] He has invested in online media such as Reddit.

Interests

Thiel has been funding private research into a range of topics, from helping to extend the human lifespan[6] to the harnessing of fusion power.[7]

Activities

Tom Scocca wrote in 2016 about the shuttering of Gawker that "a lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com."[8]

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Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
Vouliagmeni
Bilderberg/20103 June 20106 June 2010Spain
Hotel Dolce Sitges
Barcelona
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
UK
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Copenhagen
Marriott Hotel
Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
Telfs-Buchen
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
Dresden
Details of agenda and participants in the 2016 Bilderberg group meeting in Dresden, Germany with an introduction by Tony Gosling
Bilderberg/20171 June 20174 June 2017US
Virginia
Chantilly
The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Turin
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
Montreux
Hotel Montreux Palace
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting


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