Ron Paul’s campaign is receiving financial support from Silicon Valley tech visionaries, including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The billionaire venture capitalist donated nearly a million dollars to Endorse Liberty, the pro-Ron Paul super PAC disclosed Tuesday.
Endorse Liberty — prior to officially filing with the Federal Election Commission – published its donor list, which revealed that Thiel was responsible for a significant chunk of the super PAC’s wealth.
Thiel, a libertarian activist who has written the widely read essays “What Happened to the Future? We Wanted Flying Cars, Instead We Got 140 Characters” and “The End of the Future,” was an early and significant investor in Facebook.
Thiel also endorsed Paul’s 2008 presidential bid.