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Alexander Karp

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Alexander Karp

Born: October 2, 1967, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;

Occupation: Businessman;

Position: Co-Founder, CEO and Director;

Company: Palantir Technologies;

Industry: Software;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Net worth (2022/03/04): USD $1.1 Billion;

Full Name: Alexander Karp

Alexander Caedmon Karp, is the billionaire Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Palantir Technologies, since May 2003. Palantir Technologies is a public American software company that specializes in big data analytics.

Mr. Karp has been a billionaire since 2015 but he was unknown to us as having a Black American mother.

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • He is the son of a Jewish father and an African American mother.
  • Met Palantir co-founder and billionaire Facebook investor Peter Thiel while at Stanford Law School.
  • Described himself as a socialist and a progressive

Work Experience

  • Co-Founder, CEO and Director, Palantir Technologies
  • Founder, Caedmon Group

Board and Advisor Roles

  • Member of the board, RoboteX, Inc.
  • Member of the board, Palantir Technologies
  • Member of the board, Axel Springer SE
  • Member of the board, BASF


  • Bachelor of Arts/Science, Haverford College
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. in Neoclassical Social Theory, Goethe University, Frankfurt

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