The fabulous life of Facebook millionaire Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

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. 

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title=”As a child, Palihapitiya dreamed of striking it rich and obsessed over Forbes’ Billionaire List. Still, now that he has struck it rich, he’s realised he should use wealth ‘as a bridge to a more meaningful, long-term, largely unrealistic goal that can keep you focused, grounded and helpful to others,’ he told Business Insider’s Eugene Kim.”
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title=”Palihapitiya hosts one of Silicon Valley’s most popular poker games at his home in Palo Alto. ‘It was meant to basically put together 9 or 10 of the most competitive people in Silicon Valley and play poker,’ Palihapitiya told Business Insider’s Eugene Kim. Yammer founder David Sacks, Inside.com’s Jason Calacanis, and World Series of Poker’s Phill Hellmuth are among the regular attendees.”
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