The crazy life of former fugitive and cybersecurity legend John McAfee


John McAfee is an enigma.

He built one of the biggest antivirus companies to date, and yet it’s what happened after this chapter of his life that made him a legend.

McAfee once lived in Belize and allegedly got caught up with drugs and other illegal activities.

Since then, he’s made a bid to run for president, founded his own political party, and was recently named the chairman and CEO of a mysterious new company.

Here’s a look into who the man once was, what he became, and where he is now.

Trust us — it’s a wild ride.

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John McAfee was born in the UK in the mid-1940s. His parents moved to Roanoke, Virginia, when he was young.

His early life was likely tough for the young man. His father, who worked as a road surveyor, was an alcoholic. When McAfee was 15, his father committed suicide, a fact McAfee says he wakes up with every day.

Source: Wired

McAfee went to Roanoke College, where he also took up drinking. But the younger McAfee was a shrewd entrepreneur at a young age. His first business sold magazines door to door, which he says made him a small fortune.

Source: Wired

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