The Insane, Unholy Life of John McAfee – A Biography
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- The Insane, Unholy Life of John McAfee – A Biography
- Early life
- College Days and Substance Abuse
- First Marriage and Various Jobs
- McAfee Associates
- After The Cashout
- Sky Gypsies: Aerotrekking
- Stock Market Crash
- Bath salts
- Antibiotic research
- Threats and security detail
- David Middleton
- McAfee's Belize Girlfriends
- Getting raided
- Gregory Faull
- Escaping to Guatemala
- Back in the US
- New Wife
- Tennessee arrest
- 2016 Presidential Bid
- Political Views
- More Recent
- MGT Capital Investments
- Twitter and Cryptocurrency "Pump & Dump" Schemes
- Naked shooting spree
- Cyber Security
- Recent Lawsuits
- 2020 Presidential Bid (from international waters)
- Related Posts
First of all, I'd just like to say that John McAfee didn't kill himself.
Disclaimer: Someone who supposedly worked at McAfee Associates for some time has disputed the accuracy of material sourced from WIRED, Vice, and Showtime. That may or may not be true, but I did my best to compile this from multiple sources. If anything in this article happens to be incorrect, it is so because of incorrect information I've dug up about it. I do understand that this is the Internet, where some things may not be 100% truthful. Also, note that I don't know personally McAfee, nor have ever met him - I've been told he's quite a nice, charming fella, though.
John McAfee is what you would call today “an influencer”. He’s also an unconventional millionaire, and the founder of the first commercial antivirus software.
The Insane, Unholy Life of John McAfee – A Biography
It’s fair to say that his early life wasn’t all butterflies and rainbows, especially considering the fact his dad was a raging, abusive alcoholic who committed suicide by shooting himself when John was 15. This is something McAfee said still haunts him daily.
McAfee had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, and his very first business was selling magazines door-to-door. He says that one made him what he then considered a small fortune. Well, that and selling cocaine. He became familiar with computer basics when he started working for a firm that coded punch-card systems, and he next went to work on train schedule systems for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
College Days and Substance Abuse
His father offing himself contributed for McAfee to start going all kinds of bonkers at a younger age. As described in his interview with Wired:
His father, McAfee recalls, was a heavy drinker and "a very unhappy man" who McAfee says beat him and his mother severely. When McAfee was 15, his father shot himself. "Every day I wake up with him," McAfee says. "Every relationship I have, he's by my side; every mistrust, he is the negotiator of that mistrust. So my life is fucked."
By the time he was in college, aside from obviously, drinking, he was also already doing drugs. One particular incident involves our dear John consuming a full bag of DMT, starting to hallucinate vividly, and running out in the streets to hide behind a trash can. Meh, who hasn’t been there amirite?
First Marriage and Various Jobs
McAfee was always a bit of a math geek though, and
abusing experimenting with different substance didn’t stop him from receiving a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Roanoke College (which in 2008 awarded him an honorary PhD, possibly for publicity). By 1968 he was already programming for NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City.
He was about to get his PhD in mathematics too, hadn’t it been for some promiscuity with an undergraduate he was mentoring, which got him kicked out of the doctorate program. Oops. He did end up marrying her, though.
McAfee had a number of jobs, mostly related to software development and consulting. After he quit working for NASA, he’s worked for Univac, Xerox, Computer Science Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, to name a few. He typically wouldn’t stick with a job for longer than two years. While at these companies, As discribed by McAfee, his time at these companies was interesting, to say the least:
"Most of my bosses also used drugs of some kind," he says. "I was in the tech field, after all, we were the leading edge in technology and the leading age in personal experimentation.
"I had to hide it from my mother and sometimes from my wife. But in the work environment - depending on where you worked - in some companies drugs were taken openly at lunchtime in people's offices. It was a bizarre time."
"My body is covered with tattoos from that period. And I'm afraid some of my ideas and concepts and attitudes that were moulded during that time are still with me. That's why people think, perhaps, I'm a little bit off the wall."
He quit working at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in 1982, and by 1983 he had developed a severe drug abuse and drinking problem, which cost him his marriage. He did start joining and actively attending Alcoholics Anonymous clubs, though, and he did sober up - for a while, at least.
Sometime around 1986, while he was working for Lockheed, McAfee received a copy of a virus titled Brain [more on Brain], also known as “the Pakistani Brain.” This was the first computer virus for MS-DOS. It infected the boot storage of media formatted with the FAT file system. McAfee saw opportunity in this, and the entrepreneur programmer math genius started working on a new software that would combat this new computer virus thing. A day and a half later, he had his basic McAfee antivirus program. Four million people were using it within a month, and five years later, over half of the Fortune 500 companies were using his software.
He founded the anti-virus company McAfee Associates in 1987, but didn’t quit his job at Lockheed until 1989, when he started focusing on his company full-time. McAfee initially managed his company from his home in California, and the company was incorporated in Delaware in 1992.
John was quite the salesman, and in 1991 was able to sell the scary story of how the number one computer threat virus was a virus called Michelangelo, which was about to hit on March 6. The Michelangelo virus was actually called that because every year, it remained inactive until March 6, which happened to be the famous artist's birthday. The media, being the panic spreading machine it is, helped spread the scary tale across the world. After all, why wouldn’t you trust THE computer virus guy?
This paid off bigtime for McAfee, and his software got more and more traction and worldwide attention. A lot of people were now downloading the antivirus software, in an effort to keep their computers and data safe from this doomsday Michelangelo virus thing. By 1993, McAfee dominated the antivirus market, controlling about 67% of it.
John McAfee had sure developed quite a controversial office culture as well. A lot of the people he hired were previously close to him, often people who weren't really working prior to getting the McAfee job. This even included employing witches who did witch stuff in the conference room. He also had a sex contest going on, in which you would get points for having sex in different spots of the office area. People did work their asses off though, and would often sleep on their desk and wouldn't go home for a day or two.
The company was now doing better than ever, and investors were interested in growing it further. That wasn't really was McAfee was all about thought, and he seemed to want none of it. He agreed to have them buy him out two years after the company went public. He cashed out on what we’re officially told is $100 million, but what McAfee himself has claimed that was “much more”.
Even though he did get a nice big fat check, his part would have been worth a lot more if he had held on to his shares for another couple years - McAfee and Associates was sold for 7.6 billion three years after he left, in 1997.
After The Cashout
After the hefty payday, McAfee did what we all would – started spending. He got into real estate in 1999 and purchased properties in Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, and New Mexico. He filed his homes up with fancy art and furniture, among other things, and bought a bunch of antique cars.
In 2001, in Hawaii, he built what was described as an architectural masterpiece, which he would never even visit once it was completed.
At the start of the new millennium, and after a couple of unsuccessful ventures, John bought a massive piece of land in Colorado, built a 10,000 square foot mansion on it and went full gurutard. He opened a yoga retreat center, and started preaching love and zen. He said that living life on the edge as he does, he has to do something and yoga gave him a better perspective of himself. John has mentioned that he's done meditation and yoga since 1982, around the time his drinking and drug abuse were already out of hand. He would invite people to his mansion, and would let them stay there for free. This is something he perhaps later regretted, as he’s said everyone was eventually taking advantage of his generosity.
The property had a total of 19 bedrooms and space for at least 25 people. It also had nine fire places, manually carved doors, heated flagstone floors, and incredible, open views. It included four trout lakes, meeting areas, observation decks, a horse paddock, a six-car garage, and a 36-car parking lot.
He was very involved in the building process of the entire Colorado estate, and paid a lot of attention to detail. He was directing his contractor on how to do everything, from heating to plumbing. He had ten-inch concrete walls and fancy Mayan patterns all over the place, too.
Apparently, there were rumors that he had a little cult thing going on there in the mountains, but those were probably coming from jealous individuals who weren’t invited in his sect. He’s even written four yoga books (which he later said were all shit), all with legendary titles:
- Into the Heart of Truth: The Spirit of Relational Yoga
- The Fabric Of Self: Meditations on Vanity and Love
- Beyond The Siddhis: Supernatural Powers and the Sutras of Patanjali
- The Secret of the Yamas: A Spiritual Guide to Yoga
John divorced his second wife, Judy McAfee, in 2002. Considering she was with him during a period he was highly active in different tech ventures, it’s likely that she got a large divorce settlement, although the exact amount remains unknown.
During his retreat center
midlife crisis phrase, John was even making yoga videos with Jennifer Irwin, and was even apparently into some sex yoga stuff, whatever that is. Irwin was his girlfriend at the time, whom he would date for the next 14 years.
Sky Gypsies: Aerotrekking
In 2002, while taking a flight to Nepal with Jennifer, they were reading a magazine on the plane when they saw an article about ultralight flying. This inspired John, and he started his Sky Gypsy business in Rodeo, New Mexico.
Reportedly, he bought a bunch of land (again), and created several bases that you could fly between, hoping from one to another. This would make a crazy aerotrekking circuit that was 1100 miles long, with basic necessities at each base. Even though one of these aircraft crashed, John ignored the incident. Later, one of the men doing this died and his family then sued John for five million dollars.
Stock Market Crash
McAfee’s inner peace didn’t last long and was disturbed by what he described to be a constant stream of lawsuits. He said that after the market crash in 2008, it appeared that he lost nearly $90m. He auctioned off and sold a lot of what he owned.
In an interview talking about the auctions and how he lost most of his money, McAfee was surprisingly relaxed, saying “the things we want and the things we need are two different things”, and how it’s taken him 65 years to come to that realization. It’s either all that yoga talking, or this was indeed a charade he was putting on. John himself said that he was sued multiple times and in fact lost very little – he only spread the rumors that he lost it all to put himself in a better position. He claimed it was all a charade to make him seem broke so that people would stop suing him. This would make sense, since he did actually cash in on about $13m worth of properties BEFORE the 2008 crash, and although these were auctioned off and likely undervalued, John has claimed that he “wasn’t that stupid” to lose that much money.
He did lose some of it though, as his Colorado estate was estimated to be worth about $20 million, but was auctioned off for $5.78 million.
After the stock market crash, McAfee took whatever he had left, packed his bags, and moved to Central America – Belize, to be more specific. He first went to San Pedro, then later decided to move to Orange Walk. Conveniently, Belize does not recognize US law, and all of those people suing him and asking for financial compensation would probably never see that money.
While in Belize, he was buying property and building things, while remaining active and made built up a reputation of being quite generous. He was even buying stuff for the local police department, including a million-dollar boat. He paid workers almost twice what they were earnings working for others, and would even pay people's bills and help them finish their houses. Everyone there seemed to love him.
He also “discovered” MDPV while in Belize, which is one of the active ingredients of, you guessed it, bath salts. So, he got busy and made his own stuff. In 2010, he went on an online forum and claimed that he was a huge fan of the stuff, and asked for advice about “mechanically separating the oil from the precipitate in less than 5 hours”. He claimed this drug was “the finest drug evere conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown”
He even brought in a Harvard researcher from the US, Dr. Allison Adonizio, who was working on creating the antibiotics of the future, which would be based on special chemical compounds found in the Belize Jungle plants. He started a new company called QuorumEx, and he did end up lying about the progress they were making when he wanted more media attention – they weren’t really getting anywhere with this research.
Threats and security detail
One important thing you should know about Belize is that crime rate there is extremely high. If you go around flaunting cash, chances are that with time, you may be parted with some of it. This did happen with John, and he eventually started getting threats over the phone. People telling him to watch himself, and other similar threats. According to John's own account, while he was in Belize, there were plenty of attempts to kidnap or rob him. He's even had a gun held to his head, which he says he didn't take personally since people there were starving.
All of these seemingly ridiculous events contributed to him getting more and more paranoid. Wanting to feel safer, and perhaps even untouchable, he hired a few ex-inmates to be his bodyguards. These included one individual he described as "the most frightening man he's ever seen", and who's been in prison over 20 times (left on the image below).
He put together a security team of about a dozen people, some of whom were from the most notorious gang neighborhood in the country. He got them driving cars, and bought them guns and camouflage uniforms. All of this was happening in Carmelita Village, a small place set in the Orange Walk district and where John was now stationed.
In the village, McAfee went full Breaking Bad on the poor people there and set a curfew at 8pm. He also opened up a police station, his own one. He didn't want no cops at the police station, though - his security was supposed to be doing that job. He was calling his guards "hit men", and would talk about perhaps taking over the Belize government. People there seemed to have been legitimately afraid of him, and he was bribing cops left and right, too.
All of this had his researcher, Dr Allison Adonizio, thinking that the whole arrangement wasn’t that normal anymore and wanting to leave. She confronted him, and then mentioned how she had a headache. John allegedly brought her two pills and a glass of orange juice, and the little recollection she says she has from that night involves McAfee standing over her, naked. She claims he later acted as if nothing had happened. When she asked him to buy her out of the company, he started calling her names and kicked her off the property.
Allison then says that she hid in the lab, destroyed all the samples she made so he “couldn't use them against someone”, bought a plane ticked home and emailed her dad right before McAfee cut the power. John then supposedly showed up and started going all kinds of crazy, kicking and screaming. He left for a little while, only to come back with a gun. He didn't break in even though he probably could, and she texted her friends to go get her. She hid with her friends’ relatives and flew out the next day. Back in the US, she contacted the FBI about what happened in Belize, but obviously not much was done about it, since they had no jurisdiction there.
Once upon a time, a guy named David Middleton broke into McAfee's home and stole some of his stuff. This pissed John off, and he wanted to make an example out of him. He hired three gang members to kidnap and torture the guy, and even stab him. They then dragged him to where John was and put him inside his truck so he could "talk to him" for a few minutes. Middleton was then dropped off in the middle of Carmelita in one of John's trucks, and he started screaming for help.
Middleton fell into a coma as soon as he arrived to the hospital, and he later died. When his family started asking questions about David's death, they were told to stop doing so and leave the country. When asked to be interviewed for the "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee" documentary, they were afraid to show up on camera.
One of Middleton's friends was a notorious Belize gangster called Eddie McKoy, also known as “Mac 10”. John got information that he was now after him. In an interview, Eddie said he was trying to get rid of John before he got rid of him. John eventually found the guy and called him one day, asking to meet. When they did, he told him he didn't want to kill him. Eddie suggested they become friends, and they shook on it.
McAfee's Belize Girlfriends
In Belize, McAfee had at least 5 or 6 girls live in the house with him, at least some of which he was paying to do so. John had openly admitted to dating teenage girlfriends ("nothing illegal"), and how he saw nothing wrong with that. A lot of these girls were facing challenging events in their lives, and it wasn't necessarily straight up prostitution, but more like a "here's a rich dude willing to take you in and buy you stuff" type of thing. He didn't necessarily have regular intercourse with these women, and apparently had all kinds of fetishes; one involving a hammock and
an outrageous act I'd rather not mention asking them to defecate in his mouth. To his credit, most of them claimed that he was treating them nicely, buying them stuff, spending time with them, and giving them compliments. Conveniently for John, they all apparently thought they were his number one, too.
One of these girlfriends was Amy Emshwiller, a girl he met when she was 16, and the one he would later leave Belize with. When she met John, she told him how she was abused by her mother, who also forced her to sleep with men for money. She carried a gun and wore aviators. She had a toughness about her, and her story intrigued John, who said "I am the male version of Amy. I resonated with her story because I lived it".
The Gang Suppression Unit, a Belize special forces unit stormed his house at 6am, handcuffed him, and even killed one of his dogs. They were searching for drugs or illegal weapons, and found a substance that appeared similar to either meth or cocaine, but it didn't appear to have the properties that would get him prosecuted. He was only charged for possessing one firearm that he didn't have a license for.
John claimed he was a victim because he didn't donate money to a local politician, who asked for $2 million a week prior to the GSU unit raiding McAfee's property. After going public about the incident, John claimed he was a danger to the Belize government and they were plotting to have him murdered. When asked why he didn't leave the country, he said it was about principles and he didn't want the thugs to win.
After the raid, John started getting more paranoid, and went back to San Pedro, along with all of his entourage. Gregory Faull, one of John's neighbors in there, didn't like McAfee much, and he wasn't quiet about it. The feeling was mutual, too. Greg was allegedly saying how John was just a rich American who was disturbing everyone with his presence there, and by having armed guards around him all the time.
McAfee also allegedly had a few angry dogs running around the beach loose. Mr. Faull went to McAfee's house to talk about the dogs disturbing the area, followed by McAfee going for his 12-gauge and telling him to get off his property. After the incident, Gregory went to the mayor about it, who sent the police to look into it - the same police department McAfee donated tasers and a million-dollar boat to. As you can assume, not much changed in terms of the the dogs being let to run around loose.
Faull had had enough of it by this point, and he apparently said he was going to poison them. A day later, one of John's security detail reported that one of the dogs was foaming from its mouth. When John saw this, he started crying and got his shotgun to take the dogs out of their misery. At this point, John already suspected it was Faull who poisoned his dogs.
The next day, John told one of his most trusted workers, Cassian "Cash" Chavarria to send $5000 to Eddie "Mac 10" McKoy's bank account. About two days later, Gregory was out drinking with a friend and went home afterwards. After he got home, he texted his friend that there was somebody in his yard. The next morning, the housekeeper found Gregory laying dead in his living room. The cause of death was gunshot wound head trauma. Nothing was reported to have been stolen from the property, and there were no signs of forced entry. Reportedly, Faull's entire back was covered in taser marks. The nothing of the murder, John was at the house with one of his girlfriends, and Eddie Mac reportedly asked Chavarria to pick him up from near a shop located within less than half a mile from both McAfee and Faull's houses (as you can see on the image below) and take him to McAfee's house. Another interesting thing you can notice is that what used to be his place in Belize is now "John's Escape Bar & Grill" and it's quite possible that he still owns a part of the land it's on.
Following Gregory Faull's death, the police went to speak to McAfee, since he did verbally mention he was going to kill his neighbor. John quickly went into hiding, and was looking to leave the country as soon as possible. He was being moved from one location to another, and a few days later he got in touch with the press, looking to meet and tell his side of the story.
John was stationed in a cheap-looking hotel in Belize City, and showed up in what his interviewer described as "a really bad disguise", with a cane and powder in his hair to make himself look old. When interviewed in his hotel room, McAfee said that he barely knew Faull and that this was a plot by the Belize government to get back at him. He was he was afraid that if he ended up in custody, he would be murdered. He ended up having all the attention on him, and everyone giving interviews on John McAfee.
Escaping to Guatemala
This made it harder to keep him hidden though, and in an effort to get him out of the country as soon as possible, his (associate) drove him to the southern border with Guatemala, making their way through a number of checkpoints. The plan was to put him on a boat to Guatemala and then to the US, while avoiding an actual border crossing. Even though his (associate) said he could get his passport legally stamped and get him out of the country that way, once John knew he was getting on a boat, that didn't matter anymore.
However, the plan didn't go so smoothly, and when meeting with VICE TV in Guatemala, they decided to post an article about it on their site, which conveniently featured a photo containing GPS data. This is the article, although I assume the original photograph has already been edited, since the one currently up does not appear to contain the sensitive EXIF GPS data mentioned above. This was a bit of a fuck up really, since of all people, you'd think McAfee would be the one guy who would have remembered to not reveal his whereabouts in this way.
This got McAfee in trouble with Guatemala, as this proved that he was in fact in the country illegally. Amy Emshwiller, one of his girlfriends who was traveling with him at the time, then offered to get her uncle to help him out. Her uncle was Telésforo Guerra, former attorney general and a high-profile attorney, apparently one of the best in Guatemala. Belize was trying to have him extradited, and even Interpol was after him at this point. He did get arrested for illegal entry in Guatemala City, and the next day they wanted to deport him back to Belize. His lawyer told him that he couldn't file an appeal until 3pm, and that they could still deport him by then. John then did what seemed to be the reasonable solution at the time, and faked a heart attack. He was quickly admitted to the hospital, but once it was 3pm he told them he felt better and would like to go back to his cell.
John had explained that after the appeal was filed, it would be 15 years before he could be deported back to Belize, and how it wasn't in Guatemala's interest to keep him imprisoned on their soil for that long. This does seem to have been the case, since he was deported back to the US. He was still wanted for questioning in Belize, but wasn't charged with any crime in the US. This was exactly the outcome he wanted, and he appeared to many as quite a manipulator in the whole thing, especially by drawing that much media attention on himself.
If McAfee did in fact murder Gregory Faull, it's quite convenient for him that Belize doesn't even have a DNA testing lab. A piece of fingernail was found in Faull's hair, but it was never tested for DNA since the poor Central American country simply doesn't have the resources to do any sort of real forensic testing. They don't appear to have done much with the resources they did have, too, as Cassian Chavarria, the guy who sent $5000 to Eddie "Mac 10" the night before the murder, claims that the police never asked him a single question about anything concerning Faull's death.
When interviewed for the "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee", Eddie McKoy denied having anything to do with Faull's murder, says he was in Orange Walk when it happened, and that he never took $5000 from McAfee. This contradicts Cassian Chavarria's interview.
According to the UN office on drugs and crime, Belize has approximately 40 homicides per 100,000 residents, and it regularly ranks on the list of top 10 countries for homicide. Alongside that, it's been claimed that their murder conviction rate is staggeringly low, and may even be less than 3%. If you happen to be looking to
casually murder someone in cold blood for a tropical vacation getaway, this is the place to be.
Now, please note that a lot of the information about what happened in Belize I got from the "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee" documentary. Some of that information may or may not be accurate, as the following video indicates:
Or, perhaps that's just someone in Belize getting paid. We may never know for sure.
Back in the US
After the whole Belize/Guatemala thing went down, McAfee was now back in the US, and acting as if nothing had happened. He was back to being his old self, and possibly doing bath salts again.
John McAfee hired Janice Dyson (now McAfee) for a full night in a day in Miami, after he was deported from Guatemala. They got married in 2013. She claimed he “saw the human in her”, and John was likely seeking to start over, too.
In 2015, after he was back in the US, McAfee was arrested in a small town in Tennessee for DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence. He was released on a $5000 bond. Here’s how the arrest went:
Cop: Put your hands on top of your head. Any guns on you?
John: I have guns in the car.
Cop: How many do you have?
Cop: How much money do you have in here?
John: Four thousand dollars.
Cop: Four thousand? You normally carry that much money around with you?
John: I do. I’m John McAfee. I, uh, you probably read about me.
Cop: I’m sorry?
John: I said I’m John McAfee. I, uh, you probably read about me.
Cop: Yeah, I don’t know who you are.
Cop: I don’t.
John: I’m the guy who started the McAfee antivirus.
John: I’m the guy who was accused of murder in Belize, and then ran to Guatemala.
John: Escaped to America, been living here for three years…
Cop: I got you.
John: The FBI’s gonna be looking for me, if you wanna call them, sir.
Cop: The FBI…?
2016 Presidential Bid
Being the, attention-loving, easily-bored millionaire McAfee is, he now decided it was time to run for president of the US. He was first running as a candidate of a newly formed party, called The Cyber Party, but he later went libertarian (surprise surprise) and was one of the top three candidates of the Libertarian Party.
With this new attention McAfee was getting, which probably made its way all the way to Belize, their police remembered that people got killed and all that and wanted to take another stab at it. They now asked the FBI for help to investigate, and possibly do the murder trial in the US. They now interviewed Amy Emshwiller, who told them that the plan to murder Faull included another one of the Belize girls, Marcia Novelo. Novelo would lure Faull into his house and strip for him, leaving the door open, before Eddie McKoy would come in and murder the man. This matched what Cassian "Cash" Chavarria was saying, but there still wasn't enough evidence, with the lack of DNA evidence to back it up.
McAfee has claimed that taxes are illegal and unconstitutional, and that he hasn’t filed a tax return in eight years.
MGT Capital Investments
In June 2016, the company MGT Capital Investments, originally an investment firm, started mining Bitcoin under John’s leadership. He was appointed as the new CEO of the company in November 2016, which caused the company stock to go up 700%. John's role as CEO only lasted a year though, after which he became the "chief cybersecurity visionary" in the company. At the end of January 2018, the company announced the end of its business relationship with McAfee.
Twitter and Cryptocurrency "Pump & Dump" Schemes
As of today, McAfee has almost 900 thousand followers on Twitter. That’s quite a bit, and he made the news in 2018, again, with his “Coin of the day” and “Coin of the week” tips. Basically, McAfee would post a “Coin of the day” tip, said coin’s price would skyrocket, and then fall
He later revealed that it wasn’t all from the goodness of his soul and that he was charging $105,000 per tweet. I’m going to make a wild guess and assume he made a buck or two trading these, as well. Either way, that’s certainly not McAfee’s side of the story:
He’s also made some wild Bitcoin price predictions
Naked shooting spree
In September 2017, while having sex with his 34-year old wife, McAfee, 71 at the time, thought he heard intruders after the dogs started barking. He quickly hopped out of bed and started shooting at the ceiling and walls. His security guard who lived below ran up to see what’s going on, only to find McAfee shooting at the ceiling, naked.
McAfee claimed he was being stalked by the government of Belize, and that they wanted to kill him because he “hacked in and stole information.”
McAfee remains an important player in the cybersecurity world, and he’s made himself appear legitimate again, while being very outspoken about certain issues. One of these issues was the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, which the sort of FBI claimed they needed a backdoor to access, which McAfee has said is bollocks. He was likely right in this case, and the FBI did not in fact need a back door in order to unlock the phone in question. He even went as far as to say that he personally would unlock the San Bernardino phone so that the FBI would stop asking for a backdoor.
He’s been quite vocal about government spying and went as far as to claim that the US government were spying on people through presidential alert texts
McAfee still gets a lot of media attention every now and then, and he’s done a number of interviews on various topics, ranging from politics to cyber security. In this interview with Patrick Bet-David, he claimed that people are foolish if they expect to sign up for social media and still have privacy
In 2016, McAfee sued Intel about the right to use his name, after Intel had warned him against doing so, as that would infringe their trademarks. Intel responded with a counter-lawsuit, prosecuting McAfee for trademark infringement and unfair competition. They settled out of court, and McAfee agreed not to use his name in cybersecurity-related products and services.
In March 2018, it was announced that John McAfee was named as one of the defendants in a “Pump and Dump” lawsuit, along with the company he used to be CEO of, MGT Capital Investments. Former and current shareholders of the company were suing the defendants in at least seven class-action lawsuits, claiming they purchased shares based on misleading claims.
2020 Presidential Bid (from international waters)
In his quest to
take over the Belize government protect your privacy and get people to start using Bitcoin so he can do some next level pump and dump schemes boost the American economy, John McAfee has announced plans to run for the 2020 Presidential election. He is likely to start a new party, since he’s claimed that the “Libertarian part is in disarray” and that he is no longer a party member and now “stands on Ron Paul’s side.”
However, as with everything about this man, turns out his campaign won't be going so smoothly neither. Thus, he's currently "in exile" and running the 2020 presidential campaign from international waters, since he's apparently being charged with "using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government".
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I sell rare words
I think I have a new hero in my life.
"THAT DOG IS GETTING RAPED" - Terry A. Davis
@Hash Brown yeah, just without the whole rape thing, if that's true
I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 9, 2019
"THAT DOG IS GETTING RAPED" - Terry A. Davis
There's also that time when McAfee said he would reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, but later changed his mind.
This guy is a living meme. We should forget the Chuck Norris jokes and replace them with John McAfee ones.
I guess it's also worth noting that he has started his own crypto trading platform and plans on having debit cards that don't require the standard KYC bullshit.
Sorry to be late with my magnum opus trading platform, but I did not anticipate having to mud wrestle the Bahamian Police Commissioner along with dodging assasins this week. But better late than never. Here it is. (Next week the debit cards) https://t.co/boglMOWrCv— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 11, 2019
Hell yeah John.
This is what the world needs, a man who was pump and dumping crypto to make a trading platform.
"THAT DOG IS GETTING RAPED" - Terry A. Davis
After our dear Terry A Davis, the CIA is now officially after McAfee.
The CIA has attempted to collect us. We are at sea now and will report more soon. I will continue to be dark for the next few days. pic.twitter.com/o79zsbxISl— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 19, 2019
Bush did 9/11. Illuminati confirmed.
PSA: McAfee didn't kill himself.
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