Entrepreneurs: The Great lam

Dr. Wendell Phillips, paleontologist, is rather like a mirage on one of the Arabian deserts that he frequents. He looks too good to be true and he never quite comes into focus. By his own account, he has an apartment in Hawaii that is "the most beautiful in the world." He also says he has the world's largest library in South Arabia, owns part of a large apartment complex in Sacramento. He neither smokes nor drinks, but he is such a prodigious dancer that in his own words, "I have to take young 17-and 18-year-old girls in shifts." He...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!