“I’ve not conducted my life in the service of smallness.”
That’s what Barry Diller, ranked No. 278 on the Forbes list of the richest people in America — with an estimated worth of $6 billion — said in his own inimitable words about his business career that has included some of the highest-powered jobs in America: as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation and 20th Century Fox. It’s true: Diller has never done anything small.
Lorded as the kingpin behind the scenes that made Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Simpsons, it wasn’t until the twilight of his career when he made his real fortune.
At 79, Diller has amassed most of his wealth out of what has been called a “hodgepodge” and “ragtag group” of internet unknowns and has-beens. But there was one jewel in the crown: Tinder. Of all Diller’s companies, Tinder is also the one that could delve into the secrets of his success or dark secrets of his deal making—after the dating app turned a group of people incredibly rich in what lawyers now allege was one of the great American corporate hustles.
Read the compelling investigation into the sensational and entertaining melodrama in a Knewz special investigation.