This Is living.com?
The high-tech boom has made Andrew Busey a multi-millionaire before his thirtieth birthday. If only his home life were so rich.
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Maybe you’ve wondered what it would be like to win the lottery when you’re 33: Welcome to Swankyville. But let’s say it’s like the GI bill, and you couldn’t have a life from the time you’re 20 until that magical day. Would it be worth it? Ask Andrew Busey, the 28-year-old founder of the online furniture store living.com, who pocketed more than $25 million from his last venture, the Internet chat softwaremaker iChat, and (with members of his family) has a $100 million stake in this one. Busey says his success has a price, and that price is piles of work, work, and more work until his early thirties, when he plans to “retire” and advise start-ups. “I think when you set off down this path, you have to realize that you’re trading things off,” he explains. “What I wanted was freedom, which, in my opinion, is roughly synonymous with money.”