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The seating chart at Trump’s table of tech giants

Trump Tech CEO Meeting
Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Trump, Thiel, and Tim.
By Nikhil Sonnad
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

US president-elect Donald Trump held a meeting today with various Silicon Valley luminaries.

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

The invite list for such a meeting, however, only tells us so much. Like at a good wedding, the seating chart is key—each decision should be made with utmost caution and intention. Here is where everybody sat at Trump’s tech meeeting.


Some items of note:

  • Peter Thiel, Trump’s most fervent Silicon Valley ally, got a seat right next to the president-elect.
  • Three Trump children were present at the meeting.
  • Actually four, if you include son-in-law Jared Kushner
  • Nobody from Twitter was at “the table,” despite Trump’s avid use of the platform. According to Republican National Committee spokesperson Sean Spicer, the table simply was not big enough.

Here’s a list of attendees and their positions, beginning clockwise from Ivanka:

Ivanka Trump
Trump’s daughter
Eric Trump
Trump’s son
Brad Smith
Microsoft president
Jeff Bezos
Amazon CEO
Larry Page
Alphabet CEO
Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook COO
Mike Pence
Gov of Indiana
Donald Trump
Peter Thiel
Paypal founder, Facebook board member
Tim Cook
Apple CEO
Safra Catz
Oracle co-chief executive
Elon Musk
Tesla CEO
Gary Cohn
Goldman Sachs president/COO
Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Commerce nominee
Stephen Miller
Trump senior adviser
Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO
Ginni Rommety
Chuck Robbins
Cisco CEO
Jared Kushner
Trump’s son-in-law
Reince Preibus
RNC chairman
Steve Bannon
Trump campaign CEO
Eric Schmidt
Alphabet executive chairman
Alex Karp
Palantir CEO
Brian Krzanich
Intel CEO
Don Jr.
Trump’s son

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