Billy McFarland (born in 1991) is an American Entrepreneur, Business Executive, Founder, and CEO of Fyre Media from New York City. He also owns two more company named Spling and Magnises. Furthermore, the 28-year-old businessman’s company announced a luxury music festival “Fyre Festival” to promote the Fyre music booking application.
The event supposed to be held in April 2017. In fact, the advertisements and promotion for the festival also started through social media. The celebrities like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Ratajkowski promoted the video.
However, the show canceled after guests started to arrive due to some problem. On May 1, 2017, McFarland and Ja Rule (Rapper and Fyre Festival Organizer) sued for $100 million USD in a class action lawsuit in relation to the failed Fyre festival. The visitors were also left stranded on the island without basic preparations.
On June 30, 2017, Billy arrested in the charge of wire fraud by Manhattan federal court. But he later released on $300,000 bail on July 1, 2017. The entrepreneur also charged with selling false passes to events like the Met Gala, Burning Man, and Coachella while out on bail on June 12, 2018.
On October 11, 2018, McFarland sentenced to 6 years in federal prison. He is imprisoned at FCI Otisville.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The entrepreneur was born in 1991 in New York City, New York, United States. Hence, Billy McFarland’s age is 28 years old, as of 2019. He raised in Millburn, New Jersey by his father and mother.
Furthermore, Billy founded his first company at the age of 13. It was an online outsourcing business that coordinated clients with designers. He graduated from The Pingry School.
Moreover, McFarland dropped out of college when he was at the end of his freshman year at Bucknell University. In June 2015, McFarland started Spling (an online ad platform).
As of relationship, the businessman is dating his girlfriend Anastasia Eremenko. She is a 28-year-old Russian model based in the USA.
|Full Birth Name||William Z. McFarland.|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Fyre Media.|
|Age (As of 2018)||28 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1991.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||New York City, New York, United States.|
|Famous For||his failed Fyre Festival.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Not available.|
|Current Residence||New Jersey, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 4".
Centimeters: 194 cm.
Meters: 1.94 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 89 Kg.
Pounds: 196 lbs.
|Biceps Size||16 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||42-32-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||12.|
|Tattoos details?||Will update.|
|Parents||Father: Name not known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not available.|
|School||The Pingry School.|
|Alma Mater||Bucknell University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Vin Diesel.
Actress: Jennifer Lopez.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami and Italy.|
|Favorite Color||Black and White.|
|Love to do||Music, Traveling, & Working out in the gym.|
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$25 million Dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Billy McFarland
- His full real birth name is William Z. McFarland.
- He studied computer engineering during his college days.
- Billy also accused of using false documents to draw investors to put $26 million USD into his company.
- Ja Rule recently told that he also scammed by the William.
- Financial Details: The estimated Billy McFarland’s Net worth is $25 million US Dollars, as of 2018.
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- The entrepreneur has a very impressive height of 6 Feet 4 Inches (194 centimeters) and weighs 89 kilograms (196 Pound).
- In August 2013, McFarland founded Magnises.