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Peter Thiel - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confinity
Peter Andreas Thiel was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany on October 11, 1967 to Susanne and Klaus Friedrich Thiel. The family migrated to the United States when Peter was aged one and lived in Cleveland, where Klaus worked as a chemical engineer.

Confinity Inc. was an American software company based in Silicon Valley, best known as the creator of PayPal which was founded by Elon Reeve Musk. It was founded in December 1998 by Max LevchinPeter Thiel, and Luke Nosek, initially as a Palm Pilot payments and cryptography company.[1]

Many of Confinity's initial recruits were alumni of The Stanford Review, also co-founded by Thiel, and most early engineers hailed from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recruited by Levchin. Early investors included Nokia VenturesDeutsche Bank, and William N. Melton, the founder of CyberCash.[2]

Confinity's second office, 165 University Avenue in Palo Alto, California, is also known for being the former office of Google and Logitech.[3]

Confinity launched its milestone product, PayPal, in late 1999.[1] Confinity merged with X.com, founded by Elon Musk, in March 2000. The merged company became known as X.com because this was thought to be a name with broader long-term potential than Confinity or PayPal. However, surveys showed that a majority of consumers considered the name X.com vague and potentially pornographic and preferred that the company simply be called PayPal. After a corporate restructuring, the company adopted the name PayPal Inc.

After an IPO, the company was purchased by eBay. eBay and PayPal became separate companies in 2015.

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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
Mark Zuckerberg - Wikipedia
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (/mɑɹk_ˈɛli̯ət ˈzʌkʰɚbɚg/, born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$58.6 billion as of March 2017, ranking him the fifth richest person in the world.
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Travis Kalanick - Wikipedia
In 1998, Travis Kalanick, along with Michael Todd and Vince Busam, dropped out of UCLA to help Dan Rodrigues found Scour Inc., a multimedia search engine, and Scour Exchange, a peer-to-peer file sharing service. In 2000, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) brought a $250 billion lawsuit against Scour, alleging copyright infringement.
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Bob Iger - Wikipedia
Robert Allen " Bob" Iger (; born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman and the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Before Disney, Iger served as the president of ABC Television from 1994 to 1995 and the president and chief operating officer (COO) of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.
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Warren Buffett - Wikipedia
Warren Edward Buffett (; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States with a total net worth of $78.7 billion.
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Tim Cook - Wikipedia
Timothy Donald " Tim" Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive, industrial engineer and developer. Cook is the current and seventh Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., previously serving as the company's Chief Operating Officer, under its founder Steve Jobs.
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Bill Gates
A powerhouse coalition will change the way vaccines are made - and help us prep for the next global outbreak. (Because it's not if but when.) One of the cruelest ironies of the recent Ebola outbreak: There was a promising Ebola vaccine already, sitting in a Canadian lab, awaiting human trials - the last step away from being [...]
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Omarosa Manigault - Wikipedia
Omarosa Manigault , often known and referred to simply as Omarosa (born Omarosé Onée Manigault; February 5, 1974) is an American political aide in the White House. She is the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for president Trump's administration.
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Jeff Bezos
A round-up of what's interesting on the interwebs this week: Gary Shteyngart tries Google Glass. Hilarity ensues. [The New Yorker] To everyone's surprise, a malaria vaccine has been 100 percent effective in clinical trials. [Nature] For writers, adopting a second language is more than gaining a new skill set.
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