Peter Thiel Got His Revenge on Gawker. He May Yet Regret It - 2018-02-26
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel—who secretly schemed to annihilate Gawker Media, a goal he achieved in August 2016, and to force its founder, Nick Denton, into personal bankruptcy—may yet have cause to regret that he has reveled so publicly in his vengeful triumph.
The German-born, Donald Trump-supporting (with a $1.25 million campaign donation) Thiel is among the planet's more successful tech entrepreneurs.
With a net worth, per Forbes, of over $2 billion, Thiel is the largest stakeholder in Palantir, an analytical-software company that helps the U.S. government uncover terrorist plots and fraud, a co-founder of PayPal and various flourishing investment funds, and a ground-floor investor in Facebook, where he still sits on the board of directors.