Kevin Trudeau

Born Feb 6, 1963

Kevin Mark Trudeau is an American author, radio personality, and infomercial salesman who promotes various health, diet and financial remedies. Many of his claims are unsubstantiated and controversial. Several of his books, including Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, allege that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical industry value profit over treatments or cures.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on February 6, 1963.
1969 6 Years Old The statement, extracted from a 1969 New York Times interview, was made in the context of Ley's resignation from his post as a result of numerous policy disputes. … Read More


1981 18 Years Old Trudeau grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts, the adopted son of Robert and Mary Trudeau. He attended St. Mary's High School in Lynn, where he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by the class of 1981.


1990 27 Years Old After high school Trudeau became a car salesman, then joined the seminar circuit, selling memory improvement techniques. In 1990 he pleaded guilty to depositing $80,000 in worthless checks and impersonating a physician, but served, he said, fewer than 30 days.
1991 28 Years Old In 1991, he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of credit card fraud and spent two years in federal prison.


1993 30 Years Old After his release in 1993, Trudeau joined a multi-level marketing firm, Nutrition for Life. … Read More
1998 35 Years Old In 1998, he was fined.


In 2004, he settled a contempt-of-court action arising out of the same cases by agreeing to a settlement that included both payment of a $2 million fine and a ban on further use of infomercials to promote any product other than publications protected by the First Amendment.
2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Trudeau filed a lawsuit on August 11, 2005, accusing the New York State Consumer Protection Board of violating his First Amendment rights by contacting television stations in New York state and urging them to pull Trudeau's infomercials promoting his book Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About.
2007 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Trudeau has been married at least three times. Little is known about his first marriage, to Oleksandra Polozhentseva, a Ukrainian immigrant. His second union, in 2007, to Kristine Dorow, a Norwegian student whom he met in London, ended in annulment after four months.
2008 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008 he married Natalya Babenko, another Ukrainian, who currently runs several of his former companies. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old On February 11, 2010, Trudeau was arrested and appeared in U.S. District Court before Gettleman for criminal contempt of court after he "asked his supporters to email the federal judge overseeing a pending civil case brought against him by the Federal Trade Commission." … Read More
2011 48 Years Old On Nov. 29, 2011, Trudeau lost his 2010 appeal in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. … Read More


2013 50 Years Old In September 2013, Judge Robert Gettleman held Trudeau in civil contempt for violation of multiple court orders and failure to pay the $37 million fine assessed in 2010. … Read More
In February 2014, the court-appointed receiver announced that a number of Trudeau's known assets, including a home in Ojai, California, would be auctioned, with proceeds to be applied toward unpaid fines and restitutions. … Read More
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