Peter Thiel’s Rise to Wealth and Libertarian Futurism

A profile of Peter Thiel, the quiet, brilliant and unassuming venture capitalist who, along with co-founding Paypal, has gone on to invest in startups such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp and Quora. He has also famously encouraged students to drop out of college, offering $100,000 each to 20 students to launch their businesses. 

“He sees death as a problem to be solved, and the sooner the better. Given the current state of medical research, he expects to live to a hundred and twenty—a sorry compromise, given the grand possibilities of life extension.”

Peter Thiel’s Rise to Wealth and Libertarian Futurism

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