College naysayer Peter Thiel to teach at Stanford

March 12, 2012 5:21:03 PM PDT
Silicon Valley tech investor Peter Thiel, who once offered cash for students to drop out of college, will soon teach at Stanford University.

Thiel will lecture a class on computer science start-ups.

The investor founded online payment website PayPal. He was also the main financial backer for Facebook, LinkedIn and Zynga.

Last year, Thiel offered $100,000 for young entrepreneurs to drop out of school and focus on their projects.