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Good With Money: Basic Rights For All with John Lefebvre, Philanthropist, Author, and Musician

In this episode, you’ll learn how John Lefebvre rose to immense wealth as a 1/3 billionaire, did a stint in prison, and continued to enjoy his life and privilege while giving a big chunk of his wealth away in support of people in need. He has given away over $50 million dollars to date! Topics covered include the tenants of a constitutional democracy, and the role of government and society to preserve the lives of its populous. Imposing taxes on the “selfish wealthy” and regulations on the corporations are put forth as solutions to social challenges that should be embraced to ensure the health of our people and planet so that together, we can all thrive.

About Our Guest: John Lefebvre, Philanthropist, Author and Musician
John Lefebvre is a writer, musician, philanthropist, and fan of the Oxford comma. Born in 1951, he has been a taxi driver and lawyer, a  convict and 1/3 billionaire. In 2000, he co-founded NETeller.com, an online money transfer business that serviced the online gaming  industry. In 2003, NETeller went public on the London Stock Exchange with a market capital of almost $2 billion. In 2007 he was  arrested by the US Department of Justice which alleged 3 twenty-year offences, money laundering, racketeering and conspiracy. He plead guilty to the offence of conspiracy to promote illegal gambling, in 2011 paid a forfeiture of $40,000,000.00 and served 45 days in Manhattan. Between arrest and sentencing he recorded 2 double CDs, one in Village Recorder in West LA, the other in Oceanway Studios in Hollywood. Both were produced by Brian Ahern. 

His first book, “All’s Well – Where Thou Art Earth And Why” maintains that the way forward for our species to exist in perfect peace and enjoyment needs only one thing – we must take basic  care of everyone on Earth, no exceptions, no excuses and no delays.

More recently he wrote the story of his life with Vancouver author, music reviewer and journalist, Kerry Gold. “Good With Money – A Rich Guys Guide To Gaining Everything By Losing It All” was published in 2020.

Guest Website (includes links to books & music): https://www.johnlefebvre.com/

 

Time Stamps:

00:00 Introduction

06:00 Quote from John Lefebvre’s first book: “All’s Well: Where Thou Art Earth and Why”

08:00 Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations”

12:50 Preserving Freedom and Basic Human Rights

20:57 The impact of a corporation’s legal stance – rights of an individual

25:30 Imposing taxes on the selfish wealthy and regulations on corporations

32:50 The need for a generous society that considers social responsibility at its core

37:00 The power of music

40:00 Living up to the ideals of the United States Declaration of Independence

48:00 John Lefebvre’s future quest and closing thoughts

 

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