If the average four-year college costs $100,000 to attend, in a sense Thiel is actually offering to pay these kids $200,000 apiece. And if he’d framed this generous offer as something like a $200,000 “real life scholarship,” he may well have escaped Weisberg’s ire.
In contrast, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg passes muster with Weisberg for throwing $100 million of good money after bad into a failing state school system. Indeed, it’s supposed to be a indication of his maturity and regard for others
Peter Thiel vs. Mark Zuckerberg