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Facebook Billionaire Inspired by Tolkien

January 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm by Calisuri  - 

Peter Thiel, famous for making billions off Facebook, tells SFGate.com he’s finally found “utopia” – New Zealand.

To summarize the story a bit, Mr. Thiel is a big fan of Tolkien and named his latest firm Valar Ventures:

The name of Thiel’s firm Valar Ventures comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe. Thiel is a huge Tolkien fan and the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed in New Zealand. In Tolkien’s legendarium, the Valar are deities who created the world of Middle-Earth (portrayed by New Zealand in the movies) and then descended on it to help nurture its infancy and development.

Hey Peter – do you happen to have a spare million to help TORn with some server costs? 🙂 Pretty please? hah. Enjoy the rest of the article at SFGate.com. [Read More]

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien on January 14, 2011 by
Source: SFGate.com Facebook Billionaire Inspired by Tolkien | Discuss