Nerd Throwdown: Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. Peter Thiel Staff
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 12:37 PM

America has a long history of superstar entrepreneurs becoming gurus, motivational speakers, or even politicians. Very few of them become public intellectuals. But that's more or less what Peter Thiel is. Though perhaps that's not quite fair to him. You might just as well say that he was an intellectual who took a detour through business and became spectacularly wealthy.