Feras Antoon is a Canadian businessman, and the co-owner and CEO of MindGeek, the world's largest pornography company, which runs sites including YouPorn and Pornhub. An engineering graduate of Concordia University, he created his first porn website in the early 2000s before co-founding Brazzers, which specialized in the MILF segment of porn distribution. He and David Tassillo later bought Manwin (MindGeek) from Fabian Thylmann. His brother Mark Antoon is a vice-president of MindGeek.
Following his extradition from Belgium to Germany in 2012, on charges of tax evasion, Fabian Thylmann, the owner of Manwin (which changed its name to MindGeek in 2013) sold the company to its two senior managers, Antoon and COO David Tassillo, for a reported €73 million.
Antoon is the CEO of MindGeek (formerly Manwin), which in 2014 was described as a "porn monopoly".
By 2016, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Montreal had executed search warrants and obtained cease-trade orders for 13 people, with allegations of insider trading including Antoon, David Baazov, Josh Baazov, and John Chatzidakis.
Fabian Thylmann (Business)
David Marmorstein Tassillo (Business)
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✡ David Baazov (Business)
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