Billy McFarland Rank
About Billy McFarland
William Z. McFarland, popularly known as Billy McFarland, got on the wrong side of the law when in 2017, he was slapped with multiple lawsuits for fraud. McFarland, who was the CEO of Fyre Media Inc., had sold expensive tickets to his Fyre Festival, originally scheduled for April 2017, promising attendees of luxury hotels and meals, performances and special celebrity guest appearances. In the end, the festival was cancelled on the day attendees started arriving, leaving them stranded.
He was brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, by his real estate developer parents. He dropped out of his computer engineering studies at Bucknell University even before he finished his first year. He founded Spling, an advertising website after he left college, followed by the card-based membership club, Magnises.
Conviction of Fraud
Besides selling tickets to Fyre Festival attendees and cancelling the show, he was also charged for using fake documents to overvalue his company in order to lure investors as well as selling fraudulent Met Gala, Coachella and Burning Man attendance tickets. He was handed a six-year prison sentence in October 2018.
Billy McFarland Rank
Billy McFarland's Popularity
Billy McFarland is a famous American entrepreneur, who was born on December 11, 1991. As a person born on this date, Billy McFarland is listed in our database as the 53rd most popular celebrity for the day (December 11) and the 446th most popular for the year (1991).
People born on December 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Billy McFarland is the 1989th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Billy McFarland's birthday, Billy McFarland is the 14495th most famous American and ranks 664th in famous people born in New York City, New York, U.S.
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