Peter Thiel, born in 1967, is a German-American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political donor, known for co-founding PayPal and Palantir Technologies, as well as being the first outside investor in Facebook. A leading figure in the technology and investment sectors, Thiel's contributions have significantly shaped the modern tech landscape. His investments through Founders Fund and other ventures have backed numerous successful startups. Thiel's support for and influence on technology innovation and libertarian causes are widely recognized. Peter Thiel's net worth was estimated at $7 billion in 2024.