From Multimillionaire to FBI’s Most Wanted to Charitable Christian

The mindblowing life of Florian Homm — the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the most notorious hedge fund managers in the world

Kevin Buddaeus
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“Money doesn’t buy happiness.”

Seldom does this idiom provoke a life story like the one you’re about to hear? Florian Homm was once known as one of the 300 richest Germans alive. He was managing his own Hedge fund worth over $3 billion. His private wealth was estimated at around $700 million.

He became a person of public interest when he saved the German football club Borussia Dortmund from bankruptcy, investing $20 million into the club when all other investors kept a safe distance. At the pinnacle of his success, he had it all: Women, wealth, cars, houses, yachts, private jets.

But on the night of September 18, 2007, he vanished without a trace. He declared his resignation from all business activities and sold all shares. Then, without telling anyone about his whereabouts, he grabbed big amounts of cash, threw away his phone, boarded one of his private jets, and disappeared from the world stage.

Meanwhile, some of his enemies have put a bounty of $1.5 million on his head, which resulted in an almost…

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Kevin Buddaeus
ILLUMINATION

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