Felix Dennis is an extremely successful entrepreneur and peculiar individual. His rise to wealth came in the form of owning various successful publications, such as Maxim.
What makes Felix so interesting is that he was:
• At one time addicted to crack cocaine (he started abusing the same year he started Maxim)
• Briefly jailed in England for obscenity (he learned how to make a lethal weapon out of a packet of cigarettes, some Swan Vesta matches and a bar of soft soap)
• Claimed to have murdered someone during a major interview
Despite all this, Felix managed to create a huge business for himself (so if you’re currently addicted to crack you still have a chance!). His first success was creating a magazine called KUNG FU MONTHLY shortly after Bruce Lee died, and he also was one of the pioneers of computer magazines. He now owns more that 50 titles in Britain and Australia. Felix’s continued expansion clearly fueled his business. His current net worth is between $400 and $900 million.
When speaking about business Felix states what is most important to him:
“Prune overhead regularly; team spirit is for losers; pay yourself just enough to eat; and [Read more...]