Entries in PayPal (4)


Elon Musk | Tesla

image credit: b_d_solis/FlickrElon Musk was born on on June 28, 1971 in South Africa. Musk is the founder and CEO of the electric automotive company Tesla Motors, and SpaceX, a private aerospace company specializing in space transport. He is also one of the co-founders of PayPal and chairman of SolarCity, a provider of solar energy systems. Musk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Physics.


Jawed Karim | YouTube

image credit: Robin Brown/Flickr Jawed Karim was born in 1979 in Merseburg, East Germany. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning a Bachelor degree in Computer Science in 2004. He is the co-founder of YouTube along with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen also fellow PayPal employees. Karim has launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures with the goal of helping university students and former students to develop and launch there business ideas. On Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 8:27PM Jawed uploaded YouTube's first video entitled "Me at the zoo".




Max Levchin | Slide

image credit: Morgan Sherwood/Wikimedia CommonsMax Levchin was born on July 11, 1975 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union. He co-founded PayPal along with Peter Theil. Ebay later acquired Paypal in 2001 for $1.5 billion. Levchin is also the founder of Slide.






Peter Thiel | PayPal

image credit: TechCrunch50-2008/FlickrPeter Thiel was born in 1967 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thiel co-founded PayPal along with Elon Musk, and Max Levchin and was its CEO. He was an early investor in Facebook making an angel investment of $500,000 in Facebook for %10.2 of the company in 2004. He is currently a managing partner in the Founders Fund.