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Man who was jailed, suicidal, broke and charged with attempted murder becomes self-made millionaire through Facebook

By Mason White 6:09 PM June 17, 2014
Jason Fyk 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man turned his life around after being jailed and broke through Facebook.

Jason Fyk, the founder of FunnierPics.net and WTFMagazine.com, owns a business that generates about $275,000 per month.

Three years ago, Fyk was bankrupt, in jail, and borderline suicidal. However, he used Facebook to turn his life around.

At first, Fyk build one Facebook page, which represents WTF Magazine. Later, he realized that even totally unrelated pages to his website could be useful too.

Fyk set out to build and maintain as many pages as possible. Fyk now owns about 40 Facebook pages and controls more than 28 million likes in total.

The pages reach 260 million people on Facebook, and the list of distribution sends tens of millions of web page views a month to his website. This earns him several million dollars a year in advertising revenue.

He employs 16 people. Fyk, 40, is now a self-made millionaire, who built his fortune almost entirely on Facebook.

Shortly after Fyk launched his business he was jailed. His problems began when he was hanging out in a parking lot, when a drunken brawl broke out.

Fyk stood aside and began recording the fight on his smartphone. When things got serious, he tried to break up the fight.

Instead, he got blamed for plotting the altercation and was charged with attempted murder. Fyk was sent to jail. Two months later, the charges were dropped and Fyk was released from prison, broke and suicidal.

Instead of working for minimum wage he began building his Facebook empire, which now earns him millions of dollars a year.