For example, entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook, gave $2.6 million to the pro-Ron Paul Endorse Liberty Super PAC. Thiel, a self-made billionaire who identifies himself as a libertarian (see CNET's interview with him), created the philanthropic Thiel Foundation and co-produced the irreverent 2005 comedy 'Thank You for Smoking."
"I think Peter has a gift for seeing trends," Endorse Liberty founder Jeffrey Harmon told the San Francisco Chronicle last month. "I believe Peter can see that Ron Paul is the future of the Republican Party."
March 22, 2012 3:24 PM PDT
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