Kevin Trudeau is an American businessman, with a net worth of $10 million. Kevin Trudeau has earned his net worth as an author, radio personality, infomercial salesman, and he is best known for his books on natural ways to cure disease. His books promoting alternative medicine include, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About. It alleges that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry, are out for big profits and don't really care about effective treatments or cures. They value profit more highly than treatments or cures. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, February 6, 1963, the adopted son of Robert and Mary Trudeau. At St. Mary's High School he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by the class of 1981.
Kevin has had many legal troubles including both criminal and civil actions. In the early 1990s, he was convicted of larceny and credit card fraud. He paid a huge fine of $500,000 in 1998, for alleged misleading of consumers, with false statements in his infomercials. As of 2004, he was banned from ever promoting products, other than his books, on any infomercials. Trudeau met with more legal battles after he joined Nutrition for Life, a multi-level marketing firm, in which the Attorney General of Illinois charged them with running a pyramid scheme. Both of the cases brought by the state of Illinois and seven other U.S. states were settled for the amount of $185,000. Kevin is also the founder the International Pool Tour. The IPT has some of the largest prizes ever given out in the billiard industry. However, in 2006, after the tournament in Reno, Nevada, the IPT could not make good on the prize money. This was a crushing blow to the whole pool community, as reported in The New York Times.