According to a report, billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel is expected to join Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. While the news has not yet been confirmed, multiple sources told a Fortune magazine reporter Dan Primack that Thiel would join the team.
Dan Primack said in a LinkedIn post that, “The venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves on the board of directors at Facebook, has been Trump’s most prominent Silicon Valley supporter, even speaking on his behalf at the Republican National Convention.
There was a Huffington Post story earlier today saying that Thiel might be tapped to lead the transition team ― succeeding the scandal-plagued Chris Christie ― but my sources have not confirmed or denied that.”
Earlier, Thiel himself had suggested that he would advise Trump, “A page in the book of history has turned, and there is an opening to think about some of our problems from a new perspective. I’ll try to help the president in any way I can,” said Thiel in a New York Times interview. Thiel was the only prominent business person from the tech sector to publicly support Trump. That support has also made him a controversial figure in Silicon Valley.
There is no doubt that enterpreneuers as well as established players, especially from the Silicon Valley, will be interested in what Trump has to offer. Trump has been notorious business owner and he could definitely bring something new to the table.