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Maverick Business Leaders, Mike Filsaime, right, and Yanik Silver present $30,000 check shortly after removing their oxygen masks following their 30,000-foot plunge for charity.

Maverick Business Leaders, Mike Filsaime, right, and Yanik Silver present $30,000 check shortly after removing their oxygen masks following their 30,000-foot plunge for charity.



RAISES $32,000



LUMBERTON, MS–In one of the first 30,000 foot parachute jumps for a civilian–and his first sky dive ever–Baiting Hollow entrepreneur Mike Filsaime fell more than two-and-a-half minutes for charity raising more than $30,000–a dollar for every foot he plummeted toward the earth.


After he landed safely, Filsaime pulled off his oxygen mask–at 30,000 feet there is not enough oxygen to breathe and the temperature is 30 degrees below zero–and presented a check to the Richard Branson School of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.


"We fell through space for more than two minutes before pulling the rip cord," the Baiting Hollow businessman said. "It was a long time to think about the crazy position I was in and was incredibly exhilarating." Becoming only one of a few civilians to ever leap from that height, Filsaime was tethered to an instructor for his charitable dive.


One of the top Internet marketers and E-Commerce experts in the world, Filsaime said he took the plunge for the Branson school to support its efforts to help the young people of Africa rise out of poverty. "I'm a businessman and I applaud Branson's goal of teaching people how to become a success in life, rather than just giving them a free handout."


Filsaime was joined in his plunge by fellow entrepreneur, Yanik Silver, the president of Maverick Business Adventures. The two have also driven dune buggies along the Baja 100 race course, flown real fighter jets in a dogfight, taken a helicopter into the Grand Canyon, and floated weightless, like astronauts, during a zero-gravity flight above the Nevada desert. There next adventure will be to challenge extreme white water rapids in Colorado.


For more information on Mike and his business and charitable activities, visit his website at




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