American music mogul who spearheaded the creation of The Backstreet Boys and N'Sync. He also ran one of the most destructive American Ponzi Schemes, swindling people out of more than $300 million.
He managed a band when he was a teenager and later became interested in aviation starting a helicopter taxi business in New York City.
He also gave O-Town and LFO their starts.
He was born the only child to Hy and Reenie Pearlman in Flushing, Queens.
He was the first cousin of singer Art Garfunkel.