Aleksey Vayner

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    Aleksey Vayner Gets Married?

    Do you remember Aleksey Vayner? In what seems like another era–mostly, because it was another era–Aleksey Vayner was a cocky kid who claimed to be running a hedge fund while he was an undergraduate at Yale. He submitted a resume to a couple of investment banks that included a line about his website. That website […]

    / Sep 8, 2008 at 3:47 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Aleksey Vayner Gets Back In The Saddle

    He tried to get a job at an investment bank, failed and went into hiding for about a year but Aleksey Vayner is back, my bitches, and doing what, you might ask? Trying to find a job. Yes, even people who can bench press one billion pounds on sheer exaggeration alone need some sort of […]

    / Oct 31, 2007 at 3:42 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Impossible is Nothing REMIX

    Meet John D. Villarreal, Esq – successful lawyer, investment banker, venture capitalist, retail broker, TV/Radio personality, reporter, political consultant, professional trainer, motivational speaker, power lifter, athlete, dungeon master, alter boy and farm-hand. Learn about these amazing accomplishments to a blistering techno groove. The best, most informative part of Villarreal’s interactive flash resume is the very […]

    / May 9, 2007 at 9:54 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner, DealBreaker's Birthday

    Thanks for the Memories: Aleksey Vayner!

    Finally we come to the man who needs no introduction, Aleksey Vayner. We discovered Aleksey when his resume reached our desks, and on its second page there was a web address for his personal website. That led to his video resume, which was one of the most amazing things we had ever seen. It had […]

    / Mar 29, 2007 at 4:25 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Impossible Is The Opposite of Possible

    Just when we had finally excised Aleksey Vayner from our consciousness (and his cease-and-desists from our inbox…), he pulls us back in. If you haven’t seen it yet–and really, you must–here’s Michael Cera’s (of Arrested Development fame) brilliant Aleksey Vayner parody: Impossible Is The Opposite of Possible [YouTube]

    / Jan 2, 2007 at 11:04 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner, video

    Write-Offs: 12.07.06

    $$$ The OJ Simpson Corollary [Long or Short Capital] $$$Donald Trump, a man who loves style, seems satisfied with his coiffed comb-over. Are you? [Blogging Stocks] $$$Merrill’s Changed Ways [Banker’s Ball]

    / Dec 7, 2006 at 5:45 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, video

    Aleksey Vayner Spoofs Still Not As Funny As Actual Aleksey Vayner Video

    Impossible may be nothing, but somethings may be unspoofable. And we’re starting to think that the Aleksey Vayner video is one of those things. We’ve watched a few of these spoofs, and we’re unimpressed. None of them even approaches the outrageousness of the origina, real, non-spoof Aleksey vid. In fact, when we first saw the […]

    / Nov 2, 2006 at 3:16 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, video

    Yeah. It Was Inevitable: A Vayner Video Parody

    It’s even Halloween themed!

    / Oct 30, 2006 at 12:09 PM
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    Deborah Norville All Over Aleksey Vayner

    The kids over at Gawker have posted the latest Aleksey Vayner video on YouTube. This time he’s battling with Deborah Norville. (And yes, this whole “one post leading to another” is spooking us out today too. This is a blog. We’re not after narrative consistency here!). The best part is that Aleksey says he is […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 4:23 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, banking culture, Business Media, CNBC

    Aleksey Vayner Gets A Little Help From On The Money

    We like CNBC’s On The Money. And not just because they had the luscious Julia Boorstin interview us about Wall Street bonuses on Wednesday. They’ve got the right sensibility for covering Wall Street—except, you know, the whole being-on-the-air during-happy-hour thing. (We actually missed our own segment the other day because our bar insisted on showing […]

    / Oct 20, 2006 at 2:10 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Aleksey Vayner Stays Famous On Purpose: Day 2

    Yesterday viral video star Aleksey Vayner pushed himself back up out of the obscurity that was starting to overtake him by talking with the New York Post. Today he’s given his first sit down interview since the story broke—with Michael J. de la Merced of the New York Times. It seems that he’s taking a […]

    / Oct 20, 2006 at 10:55 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    He’s Back: Aleksey Vayner Lashes Out

    Just when we thought the story was beginning to fade—IvyGate had declared a moratorium on it, Gawker seemed to be returning its attention to the children of celebrities, we were ginning up another hotties contest—Aleksey Vayner is pouring fuel onto his own burning effigy, hiring a lawyer and telling the New York Post he might […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 4:08 PM
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    DealBreaker On Television: Tune Into Fox Right Now!

    DealBreaker founder Elizabeth Spiers is scheduled to be on Fox’s Inside Edition at 11:30 this morning. You should totally tune in and catch up on the latest in Aleksey Vayner news. (If you are outside of New York, click here for local listings.) And if you want to study up ahead of time, check out […]

    / Oct 18, 2006 at 11:01 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Lucy Gao, Plotkin, Sadly, Not Yet True, Warren Buffett

    Aleksey Vayner Responds To Lucy Gao’s Personal Ad

    Of course, this hasn’t actually gone through the trouble of actually happening. Yet. It’s just the latest from the warped minds at the Long Or Short Capital blog. The set up is that Lucy Gao takes out a personal ad inviting readers to a “party” that is taking place in her pants. And Aleksey responds. […]

    / Oct 17, 2006 at 3:54 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    That Aleksey Vayner Video: ‘Today’ Joins The Pile-On

    Update: Matt Lauer kicks Aleksey in the proverbial, nationally televised balls. We had our clothes on and were legitimately about to walk out the door when Matt and Meredith got in on the fun. As everyone knows, we’d never say no to a roll in the hay with M&M so for all those who haven’t […]

    / Oct 17, 2006 at 10:47 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    The Full Aleksey Vayner Treatment

    We tried to leave young Aleksey Vayner behind but America demands more. This morning he was featured on the Today show, which showed clips of his now infamous “Impossible Is Nothing” video (accompanied by some misleading reporting about how the story spread) at about quarter to eight. Except for Matt Lauer, the cast of the […]

    / Oct 17, 2006 at 9:34 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Aleksey Vayner: OMG We Legitimately Can’t Stop

    Just a minor question, Ben McGrath, because, honest to God, we’re really not sure ourselves– chronologically, which comes first, 10.06.06 at 02:17 PM or 10.06.06 04:21 PM? Also, what do you make of this statement by IvyGate: “[Ed. note: We rushed this online as soon as we got it, only to notice had it […]

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 3:51 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Aleksey Vayner: This Hurts Us More Than It Hurts You

    You have no idea how painful it was to copy and paste this possibly legit email; easier than screen-capturing this, yes, but harder than, say, a possibly legit email from parties associated with Jeffrey Epstein. But that’s probably ’cause we’re really big fans of his work with towels. Whatever. Anyhow, we got this last night […]

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 12:39 PM
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    Today In Aleksey Vayner: Featured In The WSJ

    The Aleksey Vayner story won’t die. Not least because he seems unable to stop making things up. Here’s how the Saturday’s Wall Street Journal describes his possible “privacy lawsuits.” After initially saying in an interview that he was exploring privacy lawsuits, Mr. Vayner asked that further requests go through his Fort Lee, N.J., attorney. The […]

    / Oct 16, 2006 at 10:25 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Banks, CSFB

    Did Aleksey Vayner Score An Interview At Credit Suisse?

    We know! We know! We promised no more daily Aleksey updates. But we’ve actually got news today! We’re hearing that Aleksey Vayner was spotted interviewing at Credit Suisse. One of our commenters noted that some other Yale students interviewing at Credit Suisse claim to have seen the viral video sensation at the investment bank. A […]

    / Oct 13, 2006 at 3:08 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    Today in Aleksey Vayner: The Video That Keeps On Giving

    The Aleksey Vayner story lives on. Nothing new has really been uncovered. It’s still all about the video and a few other crazy things he’s allegedly said. Like killing 24 in the caves of Tibet. But (at least today) we won’t let the lack of any actual events deny you your afternoon fix of Our […]

    / Oct 12, 2006 at 3:08 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Neither gay nor straight

    Aleksey: If It Means I’ll Widen My Fan Base, I’ll Do It

    This was dropped in our mail bag last night. It’s Aleksey’s purported profile from If we’re to believe that his August 11 b’day invite was legit (and, honestly, how could it not be?), than this profile– which says Aleksie is a Gemini– is a total and complete sham. And that actually hurts a little. […]

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 1:52 PM
  • Academia, Aleksey Vayner, Ivy Gate

    Today In Aleksey Vayner: YouTube Downs Video, IvyGate Puts It Right Back Up.

    Aleksey Vayner’s attempt to quell distribution of his “Impossible Is Nothing” video won a small victory yesterday and then suffered a quick reversal. After his video became an overnight viral sensation—first making the rounds in emails forwarded around investment banks and then on blogs—Vayner initially removed the video from his website. When the blog IvyGate […]

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 10:09 AM
  • Aleksey Vayner

    That Aleksey Vayner Press Release

    You asked for it, so we got it. In the party invitation we mentioned earlier, Aleksey Vayner mentioned an press release promoting his book, Women’s Silent Tears. And yeah, you’ve heard of this book before. It’s the one that IvyGate discovered to contain passages amazingly similiar to those found in the online Holocaust Encyclopedia. After […]

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 5:21 PM
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    Happy Birthday Aleksey Vayner!

    After the jump we bring you what we’re told is Aleksey Vayner’s invitation to his birthday party. Spectacularly normal, really. He’s no Lucy Gao. And don’t worry if you are under age. Aleksey can still totally get you into the club.

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 4:22 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Photo Essays, You Know This Could Be True

    Aleksey Vayner: Hey Everyone, Come See How Good I Look!

    [Editor’s note: Aleksey still hasn’t granted our request to interview him. So we sent DealBreaker travel correspondent Bess Levin deep into Aleksey’s brain. This is what she came back with.] As many of you may very well already know, my adoring fan base has taken to calling me, of late, a douche bag. Being an […]

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 2:36 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Yale

    Today in Aleksey Vayner: Everyone Hating On Aleksey

    It’s all plagiarism, publicity and murder today in Aleksey Vayner. Gawker and IvyGate are full up with reader emails about the young man. He’s made it into the mainstream media–not just the New York Sun. Our favorite comment comes from one Gawker reader who notes: “It seems that he learned his English by watching late […]

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 1:40 PM
  • Aleksey Vayner, Google, YouTube

    Mark Cuban Still Thinks Google Is Dumb

    We have to admit that sometime in 2001 we became convinced that the era where you could start an internet company and two years later sell it for hundreds of millions was over. After the first internet bubble burst we assumed that companies located on WWW street would forever be discounted by big money burned […]

    / Oct 10, 2006 at 10:09 AM

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