Peter Thiel

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Clarium Capital
INDUSTRY: Technology

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Thiel is currently president and the chairman of Clarium Capital’s investment committee, which oversees the firm’s research, investment, and trading strategies. He’s also managing partner at The Founders Fund. Before starting and Clarium, Thiel was chairman and CEO of PayPal, which he co-founded in December of 1998; four years later, it was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion.

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