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A decade ago, a computer programmer named Fabian Thylmann began to build one of the biggest porn empires in the world.

How did Fabian do it? He was good with money in a business that was starved of finance. He convinced Wall Street to bankroll his vision to take control of the industry.

The Hosts

Miles Johnson

Miles Johnson, host of Hot Money Season 2, is an investigative reporter for the Financial Times. He has written stories about Russian mercenaries, Mayfair casino heists, money laundering by the…

Patricia Nilsson

Patricia Nilsson, host of Hot Money, is a reporter with the Financial Times, where she covers a broad range of industries such as retail, cannabis and — increasingly — porn. Before…

Alex Barker

Alex Barker, host of Hot Money, is the global media editor at the Financial Times, leading coverage of the entertainment, advertising and news business. He has reported for the FT…