Calvin Ayre Net Worth
Calvin Ayre, founder of the popular online entertainment poker brand Bodog, has a net worth of $1.2 billion. His net worth has been accumulated largely through his success in the field of online entrepreneurship, in which he has had much success both through Bodog and his other ventures. Originally seeing Bodog as a software development firm, Ayre quickly saw the possibilities of the site as an online gaming destination. As online poker's popularity grew and grew, so did Ayre's wealth, eventually being covered in 2006 "Billionaire" edition of Forbes magazine. Ayre very recently became involved in some legal troubles stemming from the allegedly illegal movement of funds outside the United States and his promotion of online gambling – perhaps as a result of this activity, he no longer handles day to day operations of Bodog and hasn't since 2008, choosing instead to focus on his charitable organization The Calvin Ayre Foundation. Founded in 2005, the foundation exists mainly as a way to channel funds to other charitable organizations instead of serving one specific charitable purpose. Some of the organizations to receive support in the form of money and man-hours from The Calvin Ayre Foundation are the Fisher House Foundation, the LA Lakers Youth Foundation, the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Animal Avengers Organization, and the Sean McCauley Hope Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.