Trump adviser. Tech billionaire. Gawker killer. Lord of the Rings fan?
The New York Times reports Peter Thiel was granted New Zealand citizenship back in 2011 despite not meeting any of the requirements for citizenship. Now at least one New Zealand politician is accusing Thiel of buying his citizenship.
In his citizenship application—made public by the New Zealand government under pressure Tuesday—Thiel said "it would give me great pride" to let the world know he's a New Zealand citizen, according to the AP.
Yet Thiel's New Zealand citizenship wasn't revealed until last week, and he's declining to comment on it. Thiel, who also has citizenship in Germany and the US, was the only major tech figure to support President Trump's executive order on immigration. Read more