Ruth Parasol, gorgeous online billionaire

Billionaire Plays Her Cards Right in Online 'Gray Market'

By Joseph Menn, LA Times Staff Writer

Ruth Parasol has made a fortune selling vice to the masses.

Through phone sex, then Web porn and most recently online poker, the 38-year-old lawyer has leveraged a succession of new technologies to become a self-made billionaire whose net worth rivals those of Internet entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn.

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