By The Numbers: February 9

A dutch speedskater does something no one's ever done, and what this major pre-IPO Facebook investor plans to do now.

The Stat

In 2004, Peter Thiel, a tech investor, wrote a $500,000 check. He sold off part of his stock in Facebook, when it went public in 2012, and made $638 million.  On Monday, Thiel announced he would no longer serve on the board of the company, now known as Meta (NASDAQ: FB). He announced that he left the company in order to focus more time on the campaigns of Trump-aligned Republican politicians for the 2022 midterms, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Quote

“Age is just a number.”

Ireen Wüst, a Dutch speedskater,  became the first athlete in Olympics history to win an individual gold medal at five different games. She was only 19 when she won her first gold at the Turin Olympics in 2006.  She is now 35, and won the 1,500 meters on Monday.

The Read

It's a terrible time to buy a home, according to most young Americans.

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