publication date: Sunday, December 29, 2019 (part of Winter 2020)
clue: He made a fortune in a circus career, lost a fortune in a poker career, and spent a fortune visiting space and buying an island.
explanation: Laliberté co-founded Cirque du Soleil, lost tens of millions playing in poker tournaments, was the first Canadian space tourist, and famously bought his own atoll in the French Polynesia. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates