Profiting from the PayPal connection

PayPal founders Max Levchin and Peter Thiel estimate that their ex-PayPal colleagues run $30 billion worth of businesses. Here's a snapshot of what these guys are up to now.

Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel
Companies founded or co-founded: Clarium Capital, The Founders Fund

Investors: Elon Musk, David Sacks (Clarium Capital)

Companies he's invested in: Facebook, Palantir, Slide, Geni, LinkedIn, Room 9 Entertainment, Yelp

Peter Thiel

Max Levchin

Elon Musk

Reid Hoffman

Roelof Botha

David Sacks

Keith Rabois

Jawed Karim

Chad Hurley, Steve Chen

Jeremy Stoppelman, Russel Simmons

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