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The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley Audiobook, by Jimmy Soni
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Release Date: February 1, 2022
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The audiobook will be available for pre-order on January 11, 2022. Check back on that date to pre-order this title for the Feb 1, 2022 release!

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Author: Jimmy Soni Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 1, 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797120218

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A definitive, deeply reported look at the origin story of Paypal and the creation of the “PayPal Mafia,” a group that includes Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, and Max Levchin, among many others. Out of PayPal came the most powerful players in Silicon Valley and a new template for entrepreneurship in our modern age.

Today, the world knows them as the “PayPal Mafia.” Out of the founding employees of PayPal have come billionaire start-up executives, Academy Award–winning producers, and high government officials. Together, they constitute the most influential network in Silicon Valley, responsible for forming, funding, or advising two decades worth of major tech companies from SpaceX to Facebook, YouTube to Yelp, Palantir to LinkedIn, and many more.

And yet, for all that, the story of the company where they all first met has gone untold. Before they became a “mafia,” they were the unknown, uncertain creators of the company PayPal. In The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, award-winning author and biographer Jimmy Soni explores the earliest venture of some of today’s foremost business titans. Based on hundreds of interviews and with unprecedented access to thousands of pages of never-before-seen material, Soni’s narrative digs deep into the founding of a company whose creators have changed how we use the internet and technology today. It is a story of sweeping, nail-biting entrepreneurial success—the definitive account of how a generation of technology founders came to learn and practice their craft.

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About the Author

Jimmy Soni is the managing editor of the Huffington Post and a former speechwriter whose writing and commentary have appeared in the Atlantic online and on NPR, among other outlets.