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Thiel is at center of Silicon Valley storm after backing Trump with $1.25 million

October 18, 2016 10:26 AM
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Thiel is at center of Silicon Valley storm after backing Trump with $1.25 million

Over the weekend, news broke that Thiel — co-founder of PayPal and chairman of start-up Palantir — had donated $1.25 million in support of Trump.

Thiel already voiced his support for Trump at the Republican National Convention. But his donation is an outlier in the tech world, which had donated around $8 million to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, versus $300,000 to her rival, according to Recode, citing Crow...

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