$1 million uSocial.net internet tycoon is bored in Brisbane
* Alex Dickinson
* From: The Courier-Mail
Internet tycoon uSocial.net founder Leon Hill has become a millionaire from his inner-city unit. Picture: Bruce Long Source: The Courier-Mail
AFTER beating legal threats from internet giants Twitter and Facebook, Brisbane's latest Generation Y millionaire is making plans for early retirement.
Leon Hill, founder of uSocial.net, enraged the social networking sites last year after developing a service that sells Twitter followers and Facebook fans.
Business has skyrocketed in the past six months for the 25-year-old entrepreneur, who offers 1000 Facebook fans for $197 or up to 5000 fans for $727.
More than 1000 Twitter followers costs $87.
Facebook and Twitter hired lawyers to aggressively pursue uSocial.net but have recently ceased all action because, according to its founder, he was "doing nothing illegal". Now "semi-retired", Mr Hill, who left school at 16, is living the dream.
After raking in more than $500,000 already this year, and with $1 million worth of business assets, he says his only worry is boredom.