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Overstock's ex-CEO loves crypto, calls Warren Buffett his 'rabbi,' clashed with Mark Cuban, and dated a Russian spy. Here are 5 wild facts about Patrick Byrne.
  • Overstock.com founder and boss Patrick Byrne resigned from the online retailer this month, stating he was "already too controversial to serve as CEO."
  • Byrne's colorful past includes seeking advice from his "Omaha rabbi" Warren Buffett, clashing with Mark Cuban, and describing Steve Cohen and Michael Milken as "Sith Lords" and "Al Qaeda."
  • He has sold about $120 million worth of Overstock shares to finance gold, silver, and cryptocurrency investments, and dated Russian spy Maria Butina.
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