09 December 2021
Max Chafkin on the “godfather” of Silicon Valley
Peter Thiel is considered by many the “godfather” of Silicon Valley. His influence, as a venture capitalist, a political contributor, and a leading alumnus of what has been called the PayPal mafia continues to shape the culture of the valley. He mentors new leaders, uses his wealth to reshape politics, and strikes fear into those who oppose him. This week we talked with Max Chafkin, a Bloomberg editor and author of the new Thiel biography “The Contrarian,” about the entrepreneur’s influence in California and beyond.