The unfortunately named Anurag Dikshit is selling a huge remaining stake of his shares in PartyGaming.
But here’s the kicker: he’s not selling them to buy a yacht, or a NFL franchise, or a new wife, or even a spacecraft like device that his six year-old son named Falcon could then let off into the atmosphere with initial media reports claiming he was on the craft and fell to the ground but then it turns out he was just hiding in the attic and then turns out it was all just a hoax.
No, Dikshit is cashing out 66% of his total remaining shares, reducing his total stake from 28% to 9.5%, at an estimate value of $350M, and is giving all of the proceeds from this sale to charity.
And no, Charity isn’t his stripper girlfriend’s name either.*
Now you may recall last December when Dikshit paid the U.S. American government $350M to basically leave him the fuck alone and not prosecute him for developing the PartyPoker gaming software. Now he’s giving another estimated $350M away from this stock sale to the Kusuma Trust, an organization he started which “provides welfare support and educational opportunities to at-risk children in Gibraltar, India and the U.K.”
So apparently Dikshit is just giving buckets of $350M away. That’s $700M he’s just given away, “here, take it, don’t want, all yours,” in less than a year.
Even more mind-blowing is Dikshit is planning on selling his remaining 9.5% in the coming months and giving that to charity as well.
Man. Some people.