Chapter 1: How I Became a Millionaire at 18

Chapter 1: How I Became a Millionaire at 18

Welcome to a story probably heard many times before.  It is a fact: Most professional athletes go bankrupt within five years of retirement.  Why?  They have no concept of money management. I did not either at age 18.  I made, at that age, approximately 2.5 million dollars (pre-tax) based on my accolades and business acumen.

Chapter 2: How I Lost My Millions

If you read Part One, you know what has happened to me by this point. Armchair quarterbacks and backseat drivers always think they know better.  “I would have done this or that.  I cannot believe you blew through all of your money.” Everyone is a professional until they have to do it themselves.  Imagine being

Chapter 3: Depression And How I Dealt

If you have not read the first two pieces, then what I am about to say will not make a great deal of sense, but for the sake of brevity, here is the TL;DR version:  At 18, I made millions.  Within two years, it was gone. So, I am laying it all out for you

Chapter 4: The beModel Years

Dear readers.  I left you off, hanging as it were, at the end of 2009.  My friend and I launched beModel.com with a considerable influx of capital.  Two days and we had 15,000 users of the site.  Like I said before, we had parties and celebrated hard.  I knew it was only a matter of

Chapter 5: Vegas to Hollywood

One thing it seems I have never had a problem with is finding a lady friend.  I also never had a problem losing them. The girlfriend I had in L.A. decided one day to up and head to Las Vegas to become a dancer.  I followed her there. By now, my Bitcoin business was starting

Chapter 6: “My Girl” – The Temptations

“But soft!  What light through yonder window breaks?  It is the East and Juliet, the sun.” – William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet 2013 started out fairly innocuously.  I continued to do what I always did – do cocaine, drink and party.  I had a serious bash on the 4th of July 2013. Stephanie was there.

Chapter 7: App-tually, I have an idea …

Fair disclosure – This part of my life is dark.  I am going to be throwing open a closet of skeletons.  From 2015 to 2016, life was not pleasant.  I tell you this out of full disclosure.  I have not hidden anything from you yet, and I do not plan to hide anything either.  

Chapter 8: The Dark Days and Appdiction

“Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they’re scraping the top of the barrel. – Gore Vidal I probably should not make light here, because what follows is not exactly pleasant.  This part of my life is when things went seriously into the gutter. Apple was about to launch a television show, Planet