It’s not very often that you get a loan from your dad to create a website that ends up making your career, but that’s exactly what happened to Tim Stokely. The end result of that small loan was that it helped Stokely attain his current new worth of $150 million.
Okay, so let’s back up a bit here. Stokely was born in the UK in 1983, and he grew up with three siblings, one of whom, Guy, ended up working in finance for Barclays Investment Banker. Tim, meanwhile, got his degree at Anglia Ruskin University, where he graduated with a degree in Property and Surveying.
Ultimately, though, Stokely had a completely different kind of surveying in mind for his career path. Always “blessed” with an entrepreneurial mindset, his first business was selling fish and chips, then taking a margin on the sales. What a guy!
Stokely started several businesses in the adult industry, including GlamGirls, Customs4U, and a BDSM and fetish site called GlamWorship.com that he created in 2011.
When young Tim was still struggling in 2016, however, dad stepped in and gave him the loan that allowed young Tim to start OnlyFans. The site takes 20 percent on its membership costs, which range from $5-55, and for that princely sum members get content from their favorite “creators.” If that sounds a little like online pimping, rest assured you’re not the first person to have that thought.
The OnlyFans formula has made Tim and his partners more than $1 billion in revenue, so Tim has definitely done dad proud, and presumably he’s paid back the loan.
Tim isn’t exactly shy about living the life, either. His Instagram account is full of photos of still-youngish Tim flashing various luxury items, including yachts, customized cars, and so on. He lives in a six bedroom mansion in Stortford, Herts that’s been described as “sprawling,” so he has plenty of room to stretch out and live the life.
Not much is known about his personal life, but at least Tim has been smart enough to keep his hands off the merchandise. He is a big sports fan, though , and he counts West Ham United and the New England Patriots among his favorite teams, although presumably he’s been careful not to supply product to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Change is definitely coming for Tim, though, and it’s a big one. Tim’s OnlyFans partners supposedly aren’t that happy with the site’s sexually-explicit content, and a ban on that kind of content went into effect on October 1st.
Not surprisingly, Tim is going, going, gone as the CEO of OnlyFans. He didn’t name a specific reason when he posted about stepping down on his Instagram account, but you don’t have to be a super-sleuth to figure out why.
So what’s Tim’s next move? There are no overt clues at the moment, but he’ll doubtless have plenty of opportunities in the entertainment industry. And he should have plenty of cash socked away to tide himself over while he ponders his options.
The final option isn’t pretty, but it’s probably always there for him. Given what passes for family values in the Stokely clan, it seems likely that dear old dad will always be happy to pass the hat for him again.