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Felix Dennis is a British magazine publisher. His privately-owned company, Dennis Publishing , pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. In more recent times the company has added lifestyle titles to its range, including Maxim which is published both in Britain and the US.
Dennis started his career in publishing as one of the people behind OZ magazine, the Sixties satirical magazine which was prosecuted for obscenity in 1971. All three editors were found guilty and given gaol terms with hard labour, although Dennis himself was given a shorter sentence because the judge claimed that Dennis was "very much less intelligent" -- and therefore less responsible -- than his co-accused.
He fought back from this insult, initially building his company on the back of Kung Fu magazine. He was recently named one of the most powerful people in media by The Guardian newspaper and was ranked 65th on the Sunday Times Rich List 2004 with a fortune estimated at £585m. He divides his time between homes in Mustique, New York, and Britain.
In recent times, alongside growing his publishing empire, Dennis has become a published poet with an anthology called A Glass Half Full.
Dennis is now working on his grandest scheme of all: the Forrest of Dennis , which is supposed to become the largest forest in England.
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