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Robert Maxwell

The late media tycoon Robert Maxwell was cut from the same cloth as the late Kerry Packer, obviously.

He is said to have lost one and a half million UK in 3 minutes playing 3 roulette tables at the same time at three Les Ambassadeurs casino in London. That works out at over £8000 per second.

The media tycoon once said that he did not have a pair of shoes until he was 7 years old- it also sounds like he left Les Ambassadeurs without a shirt..

Born to a poor family in Czechslovakia, Jan Ludvik Hoch - as he was known previously then - built up a media empire that covered the globe.


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