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Why did Peter Thiel become a NZ citizen?

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Thiel was born in Germany, but moved to the U.S. as a child with his family. He also holds U.S. citizenship.
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There are no tax advantages to actually living in New Zealand, it was just the way the money was routed via our variant of the look-through company that gave those benefits. In fact, the way New Zealand's tax system is set up, living here becomes more of a liability as your income becomes more visible to regulators.
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TechCrunch, that's an interesting argument to make... if you were talking about illegal immigrants. They choose which country and which laws suit them.
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Man, just give Thiel a break. There are so many assumptions and"ifs" entrenched in this article, it's not even worth reading it as a real analysis of whatever theme you are trying to talk about. Only because it lacks any real purpose other than aimlessly criticize the fact that someone has two citizenships.
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Peter Thiel received his dual citizenship with New Zealand more than five years ago. What in the world does this have to do with Trump or what TechCrunch considers"uncertain times?"
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I think NZ legalised gay marriage two years after he got granted citizenship, being progressive and having it legalised long before states might be another reason why he wanted citizenship too FYI. Bill of rights also prohibits discrimination based on sexual preference too long before legalisation, so there are other reasons than what you are reporting.
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New Zealand and US share their taxpayer info and you are required to file taxes if you make over 10K worldwide in both countries. One would also pay taxes in both countries if they make enough (US it is around 100k). Fairly certain he makes more than that. Not seeing the tax advantage...
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Being able to watch the next four years from a distance makes the Trump administration a lot less concerning.
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So this guy donated tons of money for the trump campaign. And after trump won he immediately bailed? Sounds like he is betting hard that the US will go down.
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And Tech Crunch has said nothing until now despite millions of expats like myself working overseas in technology companies paying low tax. They are just jumping on the anti Thiel Gawker bandwagon
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He shouldn't be allowed to leave. You can't vote for Trump and then buy yourself a golden parachute to New Zealand. This is bullshit.
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Peter Thiel is very American, to the point he's more involved in politics than 99% of SV. Not quite sure what kind of crack you're on..
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Oh, man, how dare he live where he likes?!? In the"progressive" states of America you take what you get and bow to your masters.
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It's been so many years now since the Kiwi homeland served as tax haven. Three things though fascinate me about Peter Thiel. 1. Government should not only be small and limited in its involvement with the individual. It must be a reflection of the individual for the ultimate sake of the collective. That documentary featuring him and the chess legend, Gary Kasparov owes so much to that testimony. And I would love to see a conversation between him and Barack Obama before the cameras as bordering on the human society and how it should be governed. 2. Supporting Donald Trump has nothing to do with what morality means to the rest of mankind. What if Donald Trump could fulfill just one of a thousand pictures Peter Thiel considers a forward thrust for all of Earth and its essence? That reinforces that first perspective. 3. If it ever turns out that he was right after all, at least to the far-reaching extent that a potent religion was birthed out of an artless carpenter's son for example, the living world will have to re-imagine everything called life and its substance.
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This is the Trump administration and party you supported and gave money to, maybe the American people and the rest of the world should ban your products and services worldwide. Yes, this is your #GOP party, Peter Thiel! Money can't buy you compassion and integrity! #humanrights
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Please just write about tech.. Do all Facebook pages really have to write propaganda?
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Most rich people can go and live wherever they want basically
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He is proud to suck cocks and having them in his ass! ???? He is way up to something.
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He is proud to suck cocks and having them in his ass! ???? He is way up to something.
Just proves he's smarter than the average bear. Good for him!
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Left can't attack ideas, so it attacks people.
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