Source of Wealth:CEO, Founder, Webmaster
German porn adult webmaster Fabian Thylmann has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He is the owner of adult website conglomerate Manwin. The company owns some of the largest pornography websites in the world such as Youporn.com, Playboy.com, Brazzers, Pornhub.com and a lot more. It is based in Louxembourg and has offices in Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Nicosia and Montreal. It also has more than 1,000 employees around the world working for many different properties and subsidiaries. Its sites generate some 16 billion hits per month and are considered to be among the most popular websites on the planet.
Little is known of the reclusive Thylmann. He was born in 1978, is German, lives in Belgium, is married with two children and is a computer programmer. He developed the software called NATS (Next-generation Affiliate Tracking Software) that led to his breakthrough during the late 1990s. NATS linked up the vast number of internet porn sites for the first time and enabled visitors to select sex films according to personal preference.
Because of his character, Fabian Thylmann has only ever given one press interview to the German edition of the Financial Times at a pornography trade fair in Las Vegas in 2011 and it described him as the “King of Porn.” Germany’s Focus magazine has claimed that he has revolutionized the pornography industry by allowing the free viewing of the porn video clips. In order to earn, he was being paid for advertising pay-for-view pornographic sites. His success was thought to have crippled the traditional porn industry.
Thylmann was arrested in Belgium and extradited to Germany in December 2012. He was suspected to have avoided paying taxes on the revenues of his porn empire. His company allegedly has an estimated $65 million annual profit. He did not contest the extradition order.