Peter Thiel Bio, Age, Wife, House, Net Worth, Political Views, Zero to One

Peter Thiel Biography

Peter Thiel is a billionaire German-American entrepreneur, venture investor, and political activist. He was the first outside investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund. Thiel has an estimated net worth of $7.19 billion as of May 2022, ranking 297th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.


How old is Peter Thiel? – Age

He is 55 years old as of 11 October 2023. He was born in 1967 in Frankfurt, Germany. His real name is Peter Andreas Thiel.

Peter Thiel Family – Education

Thiel was the son of Klaus Friedrich Thiel and Susanne Thiel. When Peter was a year old, his family moved to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where his father worked as a chemical engineer. Klaus then worked at numerous mining businesses, giving Thiel and his younger brother, Patrick Michael Thiel, a nomadic childhood. Thiel’s mother became a citizen of the United States, but his father did not.

Thiel attended a severe facility in Swakopmund that compelled students to wear uniforms and utilize physical punishment seven times. While attending Bowditch Middle School in Foster City, he excelled in mathematics and placed first in a California-wide mathematics tournament. In San Mateo High School, he studied Ayn Rand and loved Ronald Reagan’s optimism and anti-communism, and he graduated valedictorian in 1985. Thiel attended Stanford Law School and received his Juris Doctorate in 1992.

Peter Thiel Wife

Thiel married his long-term lover Matt Danzeisen in Vienna, Austria, in October 2017. Thiel Capital employs Danzeisen as a portfolio manager. Thiel was also in a long-term relationship with social media influencer Jeff Thomas, from the start of the COVID-19 epidemic until Thomas’ untimely death in March 2023.

Peter Thiel Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $7 billion.

Peter Thiel House

Thiel renovated his Woodland Normanstone estate for $1.6 million, which included two expansions and the removal of an existing pool in favor of a new one. According to blueprints posted to DCRA online, the PayPal co-founder hired architects from Georgetown’s Barnes Vanze, who previously worked on Jeff Bezos’ D.C. remodel. The general contractor is Horizon Builders, which has worked on Dan Snyder’s Potomac mansion and other nearby mega-residential projects.

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Peter Thiel Gawker

In an interview with The New York Times in May 2016, Thiel confirmed that he had paid $10 million in legal expenses to fund several lawsuits brought by others, including a lawsuit brought by Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan) against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and infringement of personality rights after Gawker made portions of a sex tape involving Bollea public. The jury awarded Bollea $140 million, and Gawker announced its permanent closure in August 2016 as a result of the litigation. Thiel claims that he was inspired to sue Gawker when they published a public outing of him in a 2007 story titled “Peter Thiel is definitely homosexual, people.”

In response to allegations that his support of Gawker cases may limit press freedom, Thiel referenced his donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists and emphasized that he does not believe journalism entails huge privacy abuses. Thiel released an opinion post in The New York Times on August 15, 2016, arguing that his advocacy of internet privacy extended beyond Gawker and emphasized his support for

Peter Thiel Zero to One

Thiel taught CS 183: Startup at Stanford University in the spring of 2012. Thiel and Masters’ notes for the course, taken by student Blake Masters, resulted in the book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Create the Future, published in September 2014. (Thiel would eventually spend more than $10 million in favor of Masters’ candidacy for the United States Senate in Arizona in 2022.)

In an article for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson remarked that Zero to One “may be the finest business book I’ve read.” He called it a “self-help book for businesses brimming with bromides,” but also a “lucid and profound articulation of capitalism and success in the twenty-first-century economy.”

Peter Thiel Political Views

Thiel describes himself as a conservative libertarian, however, he has recently advocated for national conservatism and attacked economically liberal attitudes toward free trade and big tech. Thiel labeled Google “apparently traitorous” in 2019 and asked for a federal probe, citing Google’s collaboration with China and questioning if DeepMind or Google’s senior management had been “infiltrated” by foreign intelligence services.

Thiel is a member of the Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee, a secret, yearly gathering of intellectual giants, political leaders, and business executives.