Tech super PAC startups could tap billions

By Dave Levinthal

A for-profit university co-founded by noted futurist Ray Kurzweil is mulling whether to spend big on political campaigns.

Excerpts from this story referencing "PayPal":

"… of the X PRIZE Foundation, is Singularity University's other co-founder. PayPal founder Peter Thiel, who last election cycle contributed $2.6 million …"

Donor profile: Peter Thiel

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "PayPal":

"… Tax Cannabis 2010 (2010) Corporate name: Clarium Capital; co-founder, PayPal (sold) Corporate subsidiaries: None Total spent on federal lobbying (200 …"

"… ron, according to Slate. Thiel made his fortune as the founder and CEO of PayPal, taking the company public and selling it to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "PayPal":

"… for the Republican presidential nomination, but he's first in the heart of PayPal founder and hedge fund manager Peter Thiel.With a $1.7 million donation in …"

"… sion disclosure records released Monday.In 1998, Thiel was a co-founder of PayPal, the online payment service that revolutionized the way commerce is conduc …"

"… merce is conducted online. EBay Inc., the Internet auction service, bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in Ocotober 2002, making the technology pioneer a very we …"