Must Read Over the Weekend: a Profile of ‘The Dark Lord of the Internet’ in The Atlantic That We Could Not Put Down When We Read It. It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

Jan 24, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Here’s the tease in the current January/February issue of The Atlantic magazine for an article, by Taylor Clark, titled "The Dark Lord of the Internet": "He may be the most financially successful 20-something you’ve never heard of, a bizarro Mark Zuckerberg. If you have a credit card, and use the Internet, you would do well to learn more about who he is — and what he does."

Here at TVWeek, we found this long profile a compelling, could-not-stop-reading page turner. The person in question is 26-year-old Jesse Willms. Says the introduction to the piece, Willms "has already lost two fortunes to legal settlements, but he is building a third." Adds The Atlantic, Willms is "allegedly one of the biggest hustlers in the history of e-commerce…"

One more enticement for you to read this piece — which you can find if you click on the link in our first sentence, above: We have no doubt that if Willms’ story was made into a TV or theatrical movie, it should be called "The Wolf of the Internet."

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