publication date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (part of Fall 2016)

category: Internet

clue: The money that he got through PayPal helped a wrestler defeat an online tabloid, and helped a real-estate mogul win the White House.

explanation: Thiel, billionaire founder of PayPal, made news in 2016 for funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker and for large donations to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Lori Lancaster, and Jesse King


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