Rapid-fire buyout artist Malon Wilkus acquires dozens of piker businesses at startling speed--and posts some nice returns.
Malon Wilkus has lived through a lot of false starts, fumbles and failures. He dropped out of college twice. The shrimp farm he started in Costa Rica flopped. His bid to show that socialism can work in America fell short. For nine years he lived on a commune in the Ozarks, making hammocks, sandals and nut butters; he left in 1983.