Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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"… federal lobbying (2007-2012): $0 Lobbying issues: N/A Biography: Peter Thiel is a technology mogul, an investor, a lawyer and a libertarian-leaning Rep …"

"… ogies. And he’s Ron Paul’s biggest supporter — at least monetarily. Thiel (pronounced “teal”) contributed $2.6 million to the pro-Paul super PAC …"

"… nearly all the group's funds, and Endorse Liberty all but disappeared once Thiel cut off funding when it became clear Paul wouldn't win the GOP presidentia …"

"… Gingrich and Santorum, Paul has never met his patron, according to Slate. Thiel made his fortune as the founder and CEO of PayPal, taking the company publ …"

PayPal co-founder gives $1.7 million to pro-Ron Paul super PAC in January

By John Dunbar

A super PAC supporting Ron Paul receives big boost from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel

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"… but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already …"

"… $1.7 million donation in January added to the $900,000 he's already given, Thiel is responsible for 76 percent of Endorse Liberty's $3.4 million in total r …"

"… to Federal Election Commission disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized …"

"… billion in Ocotober 2002, making the technology pioneer a very wealthy man.Thiel, 44, a former securities lawyer and self-described Libertarian, blames reg …"