ISSUE – Oct. 16 | Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million in Support of Donald Trump

Peter Thiel, true to his reputation as the most contrarian soul in Silicon Valley, is doubling down on Donald J. Trump. The only prominent supporter of the Republican candidate in the high-tech community, Mr. Thiel is making his first donation in support of Mr. Trump’s election. He will give $1.25 million through a combination of S donations and funds given directly to the campaign, a person close to the investor said on Saturday. [ NY Times ]