Chamath Palihapitiya isn’t exactly a household name outside of Silicon Valley.
But within the high-tech community, he’s known as a sharp investor and executive who made it big when Facebook went public.
His venture capital firm, the Social+Capital Partnership (or Social Capital), has invested in fast-growth startups like Slack, Sprig, and Wealthfront.
He became the youngest VP in AOL’s history at the age of 26, and he spent four years as an executive at Facebook during a huge growth period for the social network.
His net worth is rumoured to be close to $US1 billion.
He’s also a part of the group that owns the Golden State Warriors, the most recent NBA champions.