Billionaire Trump-Backer Peter Thiel Seeks Malta Citizenship, Report Says

Gunnar Larson g at
Sun Oct 16 02:34:42 PDT 2022

Billionaire venture capitalist, PayPal cofounder and major MAGA Republican
donor Peter Thiel
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citizenship in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, according to a *New
York Times* report, although his intentions behind the citizenship are not
yet clear.

Although a Malta citizenship would not provide Thiel with a significant tax
the *New York Times* reported, it could provide him a multi-million-dollar
compound and an escape from the U.S.—he has expressed extreme
dissatisfaction with the direction the country is headed, increasingly
funneling his multibillion-dollar net worth into pro-MAGA candidates.

Thiel, a self-described conservative libertarian who co-founded Palantir
Technologies and PayPal and served on Facebook’s board of directors until
February, has poured
$30 million into GOP campaigns ahead of the November midterm elections,
Politico reported. Candidates he’s funded include fellow venture
capitalists Blake Masters, who is running for a seat in Arizona, and J.D.
Vance, in Ohio—both were endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
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