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Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling

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    ECW Press, 2014
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Reynolds, Bill
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    2014
    Summary:

    The man who gave it all away at age 50, when some people start planning for retirement, John Lefebvre hit the digital motherlode--Neteller, a tiny Canadian internet start-up that processed payments between players and online gambling arenas, rocketed into the stock market. In its early years, Neteller had been a cowboy operation, narrowly averting disaster in creative ways. Co-founder Lefebvre, a gregarious hippie lawyer from Calgary, Alberta, had toked his way through his practice for decades, aspiring all the while to be a professional musician. With the profit from Neteller and his stock holdings, he became a multi-millionaire. He started buying'Malibu beach houses, limited edition cars, complete wardrobes, and a jet to fly to rock shows with pals. When that got boring he shipped his fine suits to charity, donned his beloved t-shirt and jeans, and started giving away millions to the Dalai Lama, David Suzuki and other eco-conscious people, as well as anyone else who might need a pick-me-up. And then the FBI came knocking on his Malibu door . . .

    Original Publisher: ECW Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781770905726