October 2, 1967 
|Residence||Palo Alto, California, US|
|Alma mater||Haverford College
|Occupation||Co-founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies|
|Net worth||$1.3 billion (April 2018)|
Karp was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Central High School in 1985. Karp has a bachelor's degree from Haverford College, a J.D. from Stanford University, and a doctorate in neoclassical social theory from Frankfurt University. Karp's advisor at Frankfurt University was the well-known German critical theorist, sociologist and philosopher, Jürgen Habermas, a student of Theodor Adorno, a leading thinker of the Frankfurt School.
Prior to co-founding Palantir, Karp founded Caedmon Group.
His thesis, supervised by Karola Brede, was titled "Aggression in der Lebenswelt: Die Erweiterung des Parsonsschen Konzepts der Aggression durch die Beschreibung des Zusammenhangs von Jargon, Aggression und Kultur", which means "Aggression in the life-world: The extension of Parsons' concept of aggression by describing the connection between jargon, aggression, and culture."
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