THE PROVINCE -- Mar 9 -- Markus Frind, the sole owner of PlentyofFish, works two hours a day and makes as much as $10 million a year. That's why he is already considered a dot-com legend at the ripe old age of 29. Guy Kawasaki hails Frind a personal "hero." But Frind is by no means the first British Columbian to become an Internet mogul. Fellow Vancouverite Kevin Ham has an Internet portfolio of domain names worth an estimated $300 million, while Richmond blogger John Chow found online riches through his popular blog. Then there's Vancouver couple Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, creators of photo-sharing site Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo in 2005 for a rumoured $40 million. Frind's success is largely due to the fact that he's figured out a way to run his site on autopilot. Markus has his eyes set on moving into the Chinese and European markets one day. "I'm driven," he concedes. "It's just fun winning. I feel like I'm playing a video game. There's always another level."
The full article was originally published at Canada.com, but is no longer available.