Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel Net Worth, Age, Family & Biography
$6.0 B Real Time Net Worth #239 in the world today

About Peter Thiel

Peter Andreas Thiel is a German-American billionaire who is also a political activist, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. He held positions as a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse, a speechwriter for former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett, and a securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. He established Thiel Capital Administration in 1996.

He co-founded PayPal in 1998 with Max Levchin and Luke Nosek and served as CEO until the company was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. He established Clarium Capital, a San Francisco-based global macro hedge fund, following PayPal. He founded the big data analysis company Palantir Technologies in 2003 and has served as its chairman ever since. In 2005, he sent off Originators Asset with PayPal accomplices Ken Howery and Luke Nosek. Thiel was the first outside investor in Facebook when he bought a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004.

Peter Thiel
Zack Seward, editor-in-chief at, Peter Thiel, and Karin Copelan, executive director of the Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia.

Peter Thiel Family

Thiel was born on October 11, 1967, in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, to Klaus Friedrich Thiel and Susanne Thiel, his girlfriend. The family moved to the US when Peter was one year old and resided in Cleveland, Ohio, where his dad functioned as a synthetic designer. Prior to getting comfortable in Cultivate City, California, in 1977, the Thiels lived in South Africa and South West Africa (current Namibia). Peter changed primary schools multiple times.

Peter Thiel Career

He went to a strict school in Swakopmund where students had to wear uniforms and were subjected to corporal punishment like hitting their hands with a ruler. This experience imparted a dislike for consistency and regimentation later reflected in his help for independence and libertarianism.

Thiel played Prisons and Mythical serpents, was an energetic sci-fi, with Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein among his number one creators, and an enthusiast of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works, expressing as a grown-up that he had perused The Ruler of the Rings north of ten times. Six firms that he established embraced names beginning from Tolkien.

Thiel succeeded in maths and scored first in quite a while wide maths rivalry while going to Bowditch Center School in Cultivate City. He read Ayn Rand while attending San Mateo High School, admired Ronald Reagan’s optimism and anti-communism at the time, and was valedictorian of his class in 1985. At Stanford University, he studied philosophy.

During that time, banters on character governmental issues and wokeness were progressing. A “Culture, Ideas and Values” course pushed diversity and multiculturalism in place of a “Western Culture” program, which was criticised by The Rainbow Agenda for over-representing European men’s accomplishments.

Peter Thiel Facts

Thiel started playing chess when he was six years old, and he was once one of the best American junior players. He is Life Master, but he hasn’t competed since 2003. Thiel made the official opening move on November 30, 2016, in the first tiebreak game between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin at the World Chess Championship 2016.

Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., center, Koichi Narasaki, group chief digital officer and managing executive officer of Sompo Holdings Inc., left, and Kengo Sakurada, group chief executive officer and president, shake hands as they pose for a photograph during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Peter Thiel Net Worth

Peter Thiel’s net worth was estimated to be approximately $6 billion USD in 2023.

Personal Information

Full Name Peter Andreas Thiel
Father’s Name Klaus Thiel
Mother’s Name Susanne Thiel
Siblings Pratick Thiel
Date Of Birth 11 October 1967  
Age 55 Years
Birth Place Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 6’ 1”
Education Graduate
Net Worth $6 Billion
Profession Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Political Activist
Relationship Status Married
Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Peter Thiel’s awards

Years Award Title
2006 Thiel won the Herman Lay
2007 Young Global leader
2009 Honorary degree from Guatemala Universidad Francisco Marroquin
2012 Alumnus of the Year
2013 TechCrunch Crunchie Award

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