Thiel Makes a Bid for Gawker.com, a Site He Helped Bankrupt

Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire, helped run Gawker Media offline. Now he is trying to buy what is left of it.

Peter Thiel, the technology billionaire, submitted a bid this week to purchase Gawker.com, the remaining unsold property from the Gawker Media gossip empire that was nearly destroyed in 2016 by a lawsuit largely bankrolled by Mr. Thiel.If approved, the acquisition could be the last step in a yearslong effort by Mr. Thiel to finish an independent journalism outfit that angered him in 2007 when it reported, without his permission, that he is gay, a fact widely known at the time in Silicon Valle...