No its not the setup to a joke, this just happened in real life.
The subject of my interview, Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, just bet his friend $1M in stock that he was going to die after his pal, Dmitry Kaminsky. Here is a link to the article:
Publicity stunt or a trend in engaging the wealthy in social transformation? To hear what kind of man would make such a bet, watch my interview that I did with him:
And this idea of curing aging is getting some traction. Alex’s company was just named “Most Promising Company” at the Personalized Medicine World Conference.