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He Was Given $100,000 To Stay Out Of College (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.21.2013 | Teen

Would you skip college if getting rich was guaranteed? For one high school graduate, he'll be swapping classes in favor of pursuing his own projects -...

20 Students Get $100K Each To Drop Out

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business

Peter Thiel has lured yet another group of young kids out of college into the startup world. On Thursday the billionaire venture capitalist's Thiel...

Genius is Overrated: the Thiel Fellowships and the Innovation Deficit

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Ian Fletcher

The Thiel Fellowship program's essential strategy consists in smoothing the path of individual geniuses, and this is simply not where the bottleneck to innovation lies in America today.

Thiel's Dropout Deal Misses the Point

Andrew P. Kelly | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Andrew P. Kelly

A four-year degree program is certainly not a good a fit for everyone, and we clearly need a broader array of high-quality postsecondary options. Unfortunately, Thiel's provocative brainchild does nothing to inform this debate.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

College Dropouts Wanted: Peter Thiel Awards $100,000 Fellowships To Entrepreneurs Under 20 | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Midway through his freshman year at Harvard University, Ben Yu felt like Harvard's core curriculum kept getting in the way of his other interests. So ...

Entrepreneur Pays Students To Drop Out Of School | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Parents, do you hope that your children have the chance to become like Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder, Facebook investor and hedge fund manager? I...

No School, No Jobs -- Take the Leap With 20 Under 20!

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, is encouraging going cold turkey. Instead of fighting the war against drug addiction, the vice here is conservatism, being ordinary and taking the safe route in life.