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Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis

Job

Chairman

Company

Dennis Publishing

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7636 1305

Address

9-11 Kingly Street, London, W1B

E-mail

Undisclosed.

Career highlights

1971 – Recording a chart single with John Lennon. 1986 – Selling US edition of MacUser magazine for $20 million, just 12 months after launch. 1992 – Successful US public offering of a $2.5 billion catalogue company. 1993 – Publishing more than 1,000 pages of ads in a single edition of Computer Shopper. 1995 – Launching world's biggest men's lifestyle magazine, Maxim. 2003 – Appearing with the RSC at The Swan Theatre reciting my poetry (as well as Shakespeare's). 2008 – Passing 500,000 paid copy

Favourite TV programme

I do not watch TV. Watching TV is a pastime for morons.

Newspaper

The Week (which is a registered newspaper).

Magazine

The Week.

Website

www.thefirstpost.co.uk.

Favourite recent marketing campaign

The subscription renewal \"gift\" campaign for The Week US. \"All you need to know about everything that matters.\"

Favourite brand

The Week. Because I own it.

What’s your concession to the recession?

Listening to pundits – especially those pontificating about the recession.

Who would play you in a movie?

The actor Chris O'Dowd is playing me in a movie. Unfortunately. (It's called Hippie Hippie Shake, scheduled for release February 2010.)

Party trick

Hurling fatuous editors off cliffs.

Hobbies

Hurling fatuous editors off cliffs.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

An electronic ballista for hurling fatuous editors off cliffs.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"If it flies, floats or fornicates – rent it. It's cheaper in the long run.\"

Lowdown

How do you even begin to describe the second wealthiest (after Sir Paul McCartney) living survivor of 60s counter culture? His interests, other than magazine publishing, include planting trees, commissioning bronze sculpture, drinking fine French wine, writing poetry and \"avoiding business meetings\".

Born

Kingston on Thames.


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