Billy McFarland

Billy McFarland

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Updated On September 27, 2022
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Billy McFarland is a fraudster entrepreneur better known as the CEO of Spling, Magnises, and Fyre Media. Billy McFarland acquired fame as the coordinator of the bombed Fyre Festival, a performance made to advance the Fyre music booking app. He defrauds finance of $27.4 million by advertising and offering passes to the celebration and different occasions.

Early Life

Billy Mcfarland was brought into the world on December 11, 1991, in New York City, New York, United State of America. He was later raised in Millburn, New Jersey. As of 2022, he is 30 years old.

His real name is William Z. McFarland. His father’s name is Steven McFarland and his mother’s name is Irene McFarland. He follows the Christianity religion and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Taking about his education in 2010, he graduated from the Pingry School. Later, he dropped out of Bucknell University. He used to study Computer engineering.

Professional Life

Billy Mcfarland started the company that matches a client with a designer online at just the age of thirteen. After dropping college he established the online commercial platform Spling where he worked as CEO. Techcrunch depicted Spling as a content-sharing organization, the same as other different administrations which existed at the time.

Moreover, he bought the organization Magnises with $1.5 million of funding, meaning to make an elite “black card” with social advantages, for example, club participation, directed at millennials in certain large cities.

He likewise started Fyre Media Inc., the parent organization of the Fyre Festival. In a term sheet shipped off financial backers, Fyre Media professed to be valued at $90 million but the organization did distinctly about $60,000 in business.

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Caption: Billy Mcfarland and famous rapper Fyre Festival partner Ja Rule (Sources: ABC)

Later, he founded the Fyre Festival which was a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that also intend to promote the Fyre music booking application. It expected to have a lavish villa and meals but later provided with a tent and sandwiches.

The festival was later canceled due to miss management and misinterpretation issue. Later investigated by US federal investigation and lawsuits. The controversy was later documented in Hulu released Fyre Fraud and Netflix released Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of around negative $5 million. His sources of income were his different organizations. He defrauded almost $27 million using the fake document to attract investors. Besides that, there is no information regarding his other assets. However, he was under arrest and living in jail at FCI Elkton in Lisbon, Ohio. Moreover, there are no major achievements yet.

Personal Life

Billy Mcfarland is straight and not married yet. It is known that he was in a relationship with his girlfriend name Anastasia Eremenko. However, besides that, there is no information regarding his current relationship status and past affairs.

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Caption: Billy Mcfarland on Jail (Sources: BON NEWS HAITI)


Billy Mcfarland was involved in lots of controversies in terms of the fraud of money. He is notoriously known for his fraud in the Fyre Festival as deceiving the people by telling them about the lavish villa and meal but later canceling the festival. Moreover, the famous rapper Ja Rule was also deceived by him.

After releasing from bail he was again involved in fraud by showing fake documents to attract investors to invest $26 million in his company. Later he was charged with selling fake tickets for Met Gala, Burning Man, and Coachella.

Current status

He has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison on 11 October 2018. Currently, he is imprisoned at FCI Elkton, in Lisbon, Ohio. In April of 2020, he asked for compassionate release from jail to withdraw from contracting the virus, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As an asthmatic, he got vulnerable to the virus. However, his request got rejected the following month. In July of 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Billy is 6 feet 4 inches (1.94 m) tall and has a body weight of around 89 Kg (196 lbs). He has a bicep of 16 inches and a body measurement of around 42-32-37 inches. Moreover, he got a pair of blue eyes with brown color hair.

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Caption: Billy Mcfarland captured outside (Sources: Just Jared)

He is not active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter,le, etc.

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