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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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Fintech has come to make people’s lives better

We started the talks with Max Levchin, an American computer scientist born in Ukraine. In 1998, shortly after graduating from college, he co-founded (with Peter Thiel) the company that eventually became PayPal. Levchin made particular contributions to PayPal’s anti-fraud efforts and is also the co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, one…

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