James Ball

What motivates Peter Thiel apart from the desire for more wealth?

The reactionary multibillionaire remains a frightening enigma to his associates and enemies alike, according to Max Chafkin

Peter Thiel in 2019. [Getty Images]

If you’ve only heard one thing about Peter Thiel (and many have heard nothing at all) it is that he is a believer in the power of young blood. The tech multibillionaire and founding investor of the surveillance company Palantir is a public advocate of parabiosis, an experimental field of biology investigating whether transfusions of blood from young people to older ones can stall or even reverse ageing.

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