Peter Thiel net worth: Peter Thiel is a German-born American entrepreneur, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist who has a net worth of $2.2 billion. Throughout his professional career, Peter Thiel has been engaged with Silicon Valley's most dynamic companies. His first start-up project was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998, and also served as its Chairman and CEO. After he sold his portion in PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, he personally netted $60 million from the deal. Next, Peter set the basis of Clarium Capital Management, an investment management and hedge fund company which follows a global macro strategy. He also assisted the launch of the California-headquartered analytical software company, Palantir Technologies, where he sits on the chairman board. Before teaming up with PayPal partners, Ken Howery and Luke Nosek, once again, this time for the launch of Founders Fund, Peter was an active venture capitalist funding such companies as Facebook. Actually, Peter was Facebook's first outside investor and director, and as such, he has accumulated the bulk of his net worth from this stake since 2004. Thanks to his contributions to technology, entrepreneurship, and finance, Thiel has earned various recognition and awards including the one by the World Economic Forum, which honored Peter as a Young Global Leader. In addition to the above, he has been an active participant in numerous philanthropic, academic, and cultural causes. Primarily a supporter of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Peter supports the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the medical charity SENS Foundation, as well. What's more, Peter remains active at his alma mater, and has taught at Stanford Law School. As for his Thiel Foundation, it gives young entrepreneurs $100,000 over two years to skip college and pursue their business ideas instead. While he is encouraging students to choose business over college, Peter himself received a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Peter Thiel Net Worth
Date of Birth
Oct 11, 1967 (48 years old)
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Investor, Venture capitalist
United States of America
Peter Andreas Thiel, Peter A Thiel, Peter Theil
LeBron James Overshadows NBA Championship Win, With Amazing $41 Million Donationon Jun 25, 2016
How Was O.J. Simpson Able To Afford His Famous Legal "Dream Team" During His Murder Trial?on Jun 26, 2016
Floyd Mayweather Just Made Another Amazingly Outlandish Purchaseon Jun 23, 2016
Tupac Spoke About The Perils Of Capitalism And Donald Trump Back In 1992on Jun 25, 2016
Inside The $367M+ Luxury Jet: The Boeing 747-8 VIPon Jun 24, 2016
Maria Sharapova Is Suspended For Two Years On Doping Chargeson Jun 24, 2016
"Clash of Clans" Sold For $8.6 Billion To Chinese Internet Firmon Jun 26, 2016
Brexit Decision Sets Up MA$$IVE Win For George Soroson Jun 25, 2016
Rock On! Led Zeppelin Found Innocent Of Plagiarism Chargeson Jun 26, 2016
Reclusive British Billionaire And His Hot Swedish Ex Have Reunited, 14 Years After They Divorced, With One Unusual Caveaton Jun 25, 2016
All net worths are calculated by applying a proprietary algorithm. The results are then fact checked and confirmed by a team of editors. We scan all publicly available data and resources and work diligently to ensure that our numbers are the most accurate and up to date net worth data you will find anywhere on the internet.
Did we make a mistake?
Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!Submit a Correction
Have something to add to this net worth? Share it by adding comments below.
- Tunisian Billionaire Disappears Before He Can Be Deported To Face Prison Time In Home CountryBelhassen Trabelsi is a Tunisian billionaire refugee and he is missing. It turns out that his missing status is quite convenient, as he was about to be deported from Canada, to face charges back at home.
- The Cavs Are Selling More Gear Than Any Other Team In NBA HistoryThe good times continue in Cleveland after the Cavaliers brought home the city's first championship in more than half a century – retailers, especially, are smiling.
- Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Urges U.K. To Remain As Brexit Vote LoomsOn Thursday, people in the United Kingdom will decide whether they want their country to remain in the European Union. Billionaire Li Ka-shing wants them to stay.
- While Credit Suisse Stocks Plummeted, One Former Employee Earned BigSwiss bank Credit Suisse is handling major losses, so how did Sergio Machado earn $14 million?