My High School Friend, The Ex-Internet Billionaire

from the fifteen-minutes-of-obscene-wealth dept

A very well written and interesting article in Fortune magazine about the writer’s high school friend, who for a brief time was an internet billionaire but is no where near that any more. This isn’t a typical “here’s a guy who made a lot of money and lost it” story. Since the writer was friends with the guy, it’s much more sympathetic (but doesn’t shy away from some of the guy’s negative points). It also talks about other horrible things that happened during this time (the guy’s mother died after an accident at his new $3 million house). With all the fun everyone has been having lately making fun of dot coms that have gone bust, this article is a good reminder that even among those top execs who made ridiculous sums of money, we’re talking about human beings.

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