Peter Thiel, one of the earliest investors in Facebook and a board member since 2005, is leaving the company’s board. Thiel won’t stand for reelection at the 2022 annual meeting, Meta said Monday.
Thiel, who co-founded PayPal in 1998, will instead “devote his time to other interests,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
“Peter has been a valuable member of our board and I’m deeply grateful for everything he has done for our company — from believing in us when few others would, to teaching me so many lessons about business, economics and the world,” Zuckerberg added in a statement.
helping Republican candidates in the midterms this year, according to The New York Times citing an anonymous source. Meta declined to comment further.and reportedly argued in favor of on the social network back in 2019, will focus instead on
“Mark Zuckerberg’s intelligence, energy and conscientiousness are tremendous. His talents will serve Meta well as he leads the company into a new era,” Thiel said in a statement.
last year amid its push to become a leader in the , which is seen by proponents like Zuckerberg as the next stage of the internet.