redflagnews.com - 8 days ago
Meet the man who changed the world of porn forever
NEW YORK POST reports: You may not have heard of him, but you’re certainly living in a world he helped shape.
Reclusive German tech entrepreneur Fabian Thylmann brought the world something it apparently wanted very much: free internet porn. Once dubbed “the ruler in the realms of lust” he effectively ushered in the age of YouTube-style porn websites where anybody could upload and watch pirated copies of porn, or even post their own. It was the wild west of internet porn and his tech-savvy approach that allowed him to catch an industry off-guard and hoover up a number of companies including sites like PornHub, YouPorn and RedTube. Thylmann turned those sites’ parent company, MindGeek, into a global conglomerate. Like so many other industries disrupted by the internet, it was a period in time that rocked the porn establishment and ultimately transferred untold sums of money from places like Los Angeles’ “Porn Valley” to the pocket of Fabian Thylmann. His enterprise had a rocky start, during which he struggled to get funding, but after getting a huge loan from the bank, he built an empire on the back of porn he didn’t pay for. “Fabian got so rich that he installed in his house an aquarium that is so big that a diver had to come every week, and dive in and clean the coral reef,” filmmaker Jon Ronson said on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
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