The reason Gus Christensen looks like an investment banker is that he was one until four months ago. A handshake reveals a shirt monogram over the wrist, an Omega watch and lapis cuff links he got on a JPMorgan Chase & Co. trip to Chile.
Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins apologized for comparing today’s treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, though he said he stood by his message around class warfare.
Venture capital pioneer Tom Perkins is taking heat from the firm he co-founded and Silicon Valley peers alike after comparing today’s treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.
Peter Seto wakes up at 5:30 a.m., drinks a cup of coffee and makes the 18-minute cross-town commute to San Francisco’s waterfront. There, he hops in the driver’s seat of a 45-foot luxury coach outfitted with tinted windows, plush seats, TVs and wireless Internet to chauffeur a bus full of programmers around the Bay Area.
Tom Perkins may be able to buy a six-pack of Rolexes with the millions he made as a pioneering venture capitalist, but if he were an executive in the technology industry today, he could easily afford a boatload of luxury watches.
News Corp. director Tom Perkins said he resigned from the board because of his age, reducing the number of independent directors at Rupert Murdoch’s media company two months into a phone-hacking scandal.