The crazy life of former fugitive and cybersecurity legend John McAfee

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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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