They work hard. They play hard. They have fabulous adventures and pursue exotic dreams.
It's enough to make any normal human a little jealous.
It's also enough to make anyone think a little more about their own passions and dreams.
Charles River Ventures partner Bill Tai has combined his two favorite things in the world: funding startups and kiteboarding.
His MaiTai Kite Camp in Maui aims to teach entrepreneurs how to do the sport, which involves riding a contraption that combines a surfboard with a kite-like sail—through ocean waves.
Through the end of 2011, graduates of Tai's camp had generated $7 billion in wealth by going public or selling their companies, reports Kym McNicholas on Forbes.