Billionaire Matthew Mellon has been open about his addiction, and had admitted that he checked in at a Malibu luxury rehab to help him get over his condition. He had admitted that he would spend around $100,000 every month and took about 80 pills a day, and that was why he decided to get help. April this year, we was found lifeless at a luxury rehab where he checked in in his effort to fight his addiction to OxyContin.
How It Started
Mellon explained that he got into the addiction following a surfing incident. He got injured, and the doctors kept prescribing him medication. Some famous Malibu luxury rehab centers offer a variety of services and amenities to help their guests overcome this difficult period in their lives, but the billionaire died suddenly at a center in Cancun.
To The Top
When he was 21, he inherited $25 million. It was a shock for him as his mother has always expressed that they did not belong to the rich side of their family. However, he worked hard, and in the recent years, he became an early backer for Ripple, a cryptocurrency. This was a great source of pride for him as his $2 million investment turned into $1 billion.
He moved to United Kingdom to be with Tamara Yeardye. They first met at Narcotics Anonymous. Tamara is the daughter of Tom Yeardye, who earned millions for the Vidal Sassoon hair products. They got married in 2000 and had one child, Araminta. However, the marriage did not last long, and ended in divorce.
During the course of their marriage, Tamara developed the Jimmy Choo brand, which was a huge success. Mellon struggled with this, as he said in a 2017 interview that he felt emasculated. He said that it was difficult to deal with the fact that he was no longer the big man in the relationship, especially with his wife making hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of their marriage. They remained friends, and in fact, Tamara was a guest when Mellon got married to Nicole Hanley.