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Eugene Melnyk
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Entrepreneur
    (May 27, 1959- )
    Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Founder of the Trimel Corporation (1982-89)
    Co-founder of the Biovail Corporation (1991-2010)
    Owner of the Ottawa Senators
    He is the most reviled man in the Ottawa Capital Region.
    He's been described as haughty, arrogant and egotistical by former colleagues.
    He's been accused of being too much of a cheapskate to pay his players top dollar, as he prefers to trade them when they are due for a raise.
    He hired and fired eight head coaches following his purchase of the team.
    He failed to negotiate a deal for a new arena for the Senators in downtown Ottawa.
    He angered the Senators fanbase when he publicly threatened to move the team if attendance didn't improve.
    His micromanagement and negligence of the team prompted the #MelnykOut movement by the fanbase.
    He is divorced.
    He was sued by the Mohegan Sun casino, after he attempted to pay $900,000 in bank drafts.
    He made his permanent residence in Barbados, due to the country's status as a tax haven.
    He started a minor controversy after he told his shareholders that a drug shipment that was destroyed was the cause for the company's revenue shortfall.
    He was sued by the U.S.S.E.C. for accounting fraud (2008).
    He was suspended from holding a senior position within a company for a five year period as a result.
    He is a self-made millionaire.
    He founded the Biovail corporation with his own money.
    He saved the Senators from financial peril in 2003.
    He successfully lobbied the NHL to host the centennial game in the city.
    He received a life-saving liver transplant (2015).
    He is proud of his Ukrainian heritage.
    He donated to St. Michael's College in Toronto to help fund their athletic programs.
    He was made an honorary colonel of the No. 414 Squadron RCAF.

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