Milliarden Mike

Tim Gutke, Mike Wappler

Milliarden Mike

Ich hab sie alle abgezockt

256 pages
Original edition
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ISBN 978-3-8321-6200-9

TIM GUTKE
MILLIARDEN-MIKE. ICH HAB SIE ALLE ABGEZOCKT! MILLION DOLLAR MIKE. I RIPPED OFF EVERYBODY.
THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE STORY OF GERMANY’S GREATEST CON MAN
Non-fiction
About 250 pages
Spring 2013

“A good storyteller is needed to make the lie truth.” Mike Wappler

Mike Wappler cannot read or write, but he achieved everything in life he wanted: stock exchange speculator, diamond dealer, owner of a model agency, Rolex wearer, Bentley driver, baron. How did he manage to fool everyone? He says it was thanks to the greed of the rich. He landed his greatest coup when he swindled a man of independent means out of more than six million Euros. His punishment: six years at “Santa Fu,” the notorious prison at Fuhlsbüttel, from where he escaped a few days before he was to be released to preventive detention. Mike Wappler was caught, but a verdict from the European Court of Justice set him free.
His plans for the future? Buy Porsches and become serious. He wants to open a consulting firm to protect people from fraud – who would be better qualified for this task than him?
Tim Gutke wrote the biography “Milliarden-Mikes” and spoke with his companions, lawyers and friends, who also get a chance to speak in the book. The result is a story that could not be more entertaining, exciting and unbelievable.

His recipe for success: the greed and vanity of the rich

Mike Wappler

Mike Wappler wurde 1956 geboren. Bereits im Alter von acht Jahren wurde er ins Milieu eingeführt und brachte es durch zahlreiche Coups zum größten Hochstapler Deutschlands. Er verbrachte fast 20 Jahre seines Lebens im Gefängnis. Sein Ausbruch aus der JVA Fuhlsbüttel und seine spektakuläre Flucht gingen 2010 durch die Medien. Mike Wappler lebt in Hamburg.