Zappos mogul Tony Hsieh’s estate is facing another creditor’s claim in connection with the now-deceased tech founder from a man who says he has a Post-it note to prove it, according to a local report.
Mark Evensvold claims Hsieh’s estate owes him $12.5 million for a contract that he and the late multi-millionaire made on a handwritten Post-it note, which he included in the Tuesday creditor’s claim, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Evensvold said the claim that Hsieh promised to pay him $450,000 each year, plus a bonus of at least 20% of interest Hsieh received from a restaurant company called Nacho Daddy to work for him in Park City, Utah, according to the report. Hsieh was reportedly worth an estimated $840 million.
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The creditor’s claim also includes a "transcript of a conversation" between Hsieh and Evensvold in an August afternoon "on the beach," according to the report. The conversation is described as having been witnessed by a person named Jen and an anonymous "court reporter."
Hsieh had allegedly planned to enlist Evensvold to help manage Hsieh’s bar operations, and would also have him "work on random projects like koi fish or tree houses," according to the transcript cited in the report.
"But it’s a very general title. Project manager, slash, bartender or backup bartender. But … everyone has the same title, basically. Everyone is a project manager and then you just work on whatever you feel like. There’s no real schedule," Hsieh allegedly said, according to the report.
The Review-Journal noted that Hsieh allegedly told Evensvold, "[Y]our first project can be go build your own tree house or your own home or work with someone else."