Publisher:ECW Press, 2014Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Reynolds, BillDate:Created2014Summary:
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 . . .Subject(s): Philanthropists | Canada | Internet gambling | Lawyers | Money laundering | Musicians | United States | Business peopleOriginal Publisher: ECW PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781770905726