Peter Thiel and Max Levchin. Photo: Robyn Twomey, Fortune Magazine.
SFluxe’s favorite Masters of the Universe, Peter Thiel and Max Levchin (aren’t they handsome when they dress up?) are profiled today by Fortune magazine. It’s an amusing piece. I love their description of Thiel, a man who doesn’t mind spending his money on the fun and fine of life.
“He drives a half-million-dollar McLaren supercar. And now a butler. Just back from a morning run, Thiel emerges into the dining room of his home in the shadow of San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. Wearing a powder-blue T-shirt wet with sweat, he displays the relaxed self-confidence of Michael Corleone. Perhaps it comes with the butler.”
Levchin, on the other hand, is described like this: “Every garment on Levchin’s unwashed body is a freebie – University of Illinois zip jacket, mismatching shorts, bright orange T-shirt with some Hebrew lettering.” Oh dear, it seems the luxe bug still hasn’t bitten him.
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- Further Reading: “Is Peter Thiel Silicon Valley’s Godfather?” [valleywag.com]