Peter Thiel: Startup CEOs Shouldn't Pay Themselves More Than $150,000

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Tech Investor Peter Thiel believes startup CEOs shouldn’t pay themselves more than $150,000, even if they’ve raised a significant Series A.He believes a higher salary shows the CEO isn’t motivated. It makes him or her appear uncaring about the startup and its future.

Reid Hoffmann, Thiel points out, only paid himself $15,000 at LinkedIn.

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