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Billionaire Peter Thiel Hires Austria’s Disgraced Former Chancellor

  • Sebastian Kurz to start as part-time consultant next year
  • Former chancellor remains under investigation for corruption
Sebastian Kurz
Sebastian KurzPhotographer: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Bloomberg
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Billionaire Peter Thiel’s investment firm is tapping former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to become a global strategist.

Kurz will advise Thiel Capital LLC as a part-time consultant with a focus on helping the company understand European Union and Austrian politics, according to a person close to Thiel Capital who asked not to be named.