Peter Thiel’s ghost citizenship mystery deepens
Posted by te2ataria on February 1, 2017
Only in the Zombie Democracy:
Gay billionaire and Trump supporter became a NZ citizen even though he didn’t intend to live here!
It has been revealed that Thiel was granted NZ citizenship even though he had never lived in New Zealand and made plain in his application that he did not intend to in the future—two statutory requirements to become a citizen.
“He attended a private citizenship ceremony at the New Zealand Consulate in Santa Monica in August of 2011.”
Prime Minister Bill English has reportedly defended the Government’s decision to grant him citizenship, saying Thiel had “demonstrated his commitment to New Zealand” over the last 11 years after becoming a resident in 2006.
“TradeMe founder Sam Morgan and Xero CEO Rod Drury wrote letters in support of Thiel’s application.”
It’s unclear how the NZ citizenship might affect his U.S. citizenship, if any.
What is clear, however, is that Theil has powerful links to the spy world.
“Thiel is the co-founder of Palantir, a secretive data analysis company that works with several spy agencies, including potentially New Zealand’s.”
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