Once in the spotlight for "dropping out" of college under the tutelage of billionaire Peter Thiel, Eden Full, 21, is now a junior at Princeton University who is still busy refining her big idea for end users.
The eccentric PayPal billionaire doesn’t just invest in Silicon Valley tech companies. He’s giving money for crazy projects that do everything from get power from the weather to find ways to program human cells like computers.
In his new book, Aisle50 cofounder Christopher Steiner counts the (many, many) ways digits have come to dominate. "If you look at who has the biggest opportunity in society right now," he says, "it’s developers."
They were doing just fine before, but the biggest of minority owners of Facebook are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. Reid Hoffman stands to make hundreds of millions on the deal, around $30 million of it right at once.
They were doing just fine before, but Facebook's biggest minority owners are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. Peter Thiel, for example, will walk away with pockets stuffed with billions in cash, as he's selling many of his shares straight away.
He last turned heads by funding budding entrepreneurs who quit college to start businesses. Now Thiel's Breakout Labs is doing the same for scientists, granting $50,000 to $350,000 to entrepreneurial-minded free radicals.