Unless you have a particular interest in the world of organized crime it is unlikely that you ever heard about a man named Michael Blum! But, this is not necessarily a good thing, as people like Blum don’t go around as open, transparent criminals. Before we kind of knew who is who and we knew people and places that we needed to avoid. Things nowadays aren’t so transparent.
Michael Blum is officially a highly educated businessman with a passion to invest in risky ventures and disputable success. To some, he also appears eccentric and determined to fly in a spaceship. He became most known as the CEO of X Cor aeronautics company from California. When X Cor collapsed we learned other things about Mr. Blum.
According to Blum’s biography, he was born in a German family living in Hong Kong. We don’t know much about his childhood and youth except that after completing his elementary and secondary education in Hong Kong he goes to study in the USA. He enrolled in prestigious Ivy League Yale University and graduated taking honors in Economics and International Studies. Coming with such a good educational pedigree, Blum didn’t have an issue finding a position in the business world. His career began in 1999 and from the beginning, he was lucky enough to get employment with some of the greatest business giants.
But, as it usually happens, the more money he made the more his desires and appetites grew. He created a fortune that allowed him to buy a ticket for space travel organized by Sir Richard Branson and his crew. The project, the same as previous Branson’s attempts failed but the involvement in the project enabled Blum to meet and make friends with other like-minded rich people. A crucial friendship that brought Blum in the center of organized crime was the one with Irish businessman P.J King. Up to this moment, Blum was known as a businessman who undertakes risky business ventures, fails but somehow never loses money. But his ways of doing business haven’t been put in question.7
However, after moving to Macau with his brother and creating a partnership with P.J King, a different reputation began following him. Officially he entered a tourism business by opening hotels in Macau, known as Las Vegas of China. It wasn’t difficult to understand that there are different illegal activities such as gambling and the sex industry going on in Blum’s hotels. Nevertheless, since it is believed that Blum, his brother and Kind provide satisfaction for the political and financial elite from the US it is highly unlikely that this gambling and sex Don will ever be stopped.