It’s really not surprising that Pornhub’s owners and executives are once again in the spotlight because Netflix’s “Money Shot: The Pornhub Story” explores the complicated history of the platform. The person who, with this website, elevated the entire adult entertainment industry to new heights, primarily before to his legal difficulties, is undoubtedly one of them. We now have the information you need if you just want to discover more about Fabian Thylmann’s history, professional development, criminal convictions, and current legal situation.
Who is Fabian Thylmann?
Fabian apparently started computer programming when he was just 17 years old and enrolled at Deutsche Schule Brüssel (International German School of Brussels) in his native country. The Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen, popularly known as RWTH Aachen University, is where he ultimately decided to continue his education after falling in love with it rather early. But, he found success before he even had his degree in 2002 since he had created the Next-generation Affiliate Tracking Software (NATS) to aid websites in understanding the involvement of their visitors.
From then, Fabian established Manwin in 2007 after becoming the Chief Technical Officer-Founder of Too Much Media LLC (2004–2006) with the help of his tremendous earnings from NATS. The latter is more known as MindGeek these days, although it has always been a porn-centric firm since he’d acquired companies like Mensef as well as Interhub to really get it started in 2010. The German businessman so expanded his empire in the months that followed by buying Pornhub, YouPorn, RedTube, Brazzers, Mofos, and several more such explicit websites.
But in December 2012, when he was detained and extradited from his home in Belgium to Germany on charges of multimillion-dollar tax cheating, everything started to change for Fabian. He first denied ever dodging payments, but the federal court indicted him in late April 2015, and once he paid more than €31 million, the case was finally closed. However it is said that he was given a suspended sentence in a related case a few years later, by which time he had switched from adult entertainment to purely technology endeavours.
Truth be told, despite the fact that MindGeek was the largest provider of pornography in the world at the time, Fabian had sold his entire ownership in the company to executives and investors in October 2013. He even ended his relationship with Playboy Plus Entertainment, a Manwin subsidiary he had established in 2011 to oversee the partnership between his company and the illustrious Playboy Magazine. But despite the fact that many expected him to lay back, unwind, or retire given how successful he had become over the years thanks to his relentless grind, he kept working.
Where is Fabian Thylmann Now?
Fabian has turned his focus to investing in startups since leaving MindGeek after growing it to over 1,200 workers in 7 countries while focusing on high profile, high traffic, and high income. In reality, after supporting Maple Apps from 2014 to 2016, he went on to support Dimble from 2015 to 2017, Shelterr from 2015 to 2017, Liquid Energy GmbH from 2015 to 19, Hypd from 2016 to 21, and Giant Swarm from 2014 to the present. As if that weren’t enough, he went on to start Okolo, a company focused on aerial photography, in 2014 before opening a brand-new coworking space in the Brussels region of Belgium in 2015.
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Fabian appears to hold the following positions at the moment: Founder-Managing Director at STATSnet Investment; Special Advisor in Business + Corp Development at Cannamedical Pharma; Owner of Spencer & Hill restaurant; Captain at Bootshaus/Nightlife Management; Co-Owner of Flamingo Royal boutique club; Owner of Adriatic Sailing. As he currently resides in Cologne, Germany with a small family, it appears that the majority of the merger and acquisition expert’s business endeavours are based there. But, we should point out that, according to his Instagram page, the proud and self-described “Investor, Mentor, Teacher, Student” has visited more than 63 nations as of writing.
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