John McAfee was an American computer programmer and businessman, best known as the creator of the McAfee antivirus software.
He was born on September 18, 1945, in England, but grew up in Virginia, United States.
McAfee attended Roanoke College and later pursued a PhD in mathematics at Northeast Louisiana University.
He worked for several technology companies, including NASA, before founding McAfee Associates in 1987.
McAfee Associates was later acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion.
After leaving McAfee Associates, John McAfee became involved in various business ventures, including starting a yoga retreat in Colorado and an Aerotrekking company in New Mexico.
In 2012, McAfee was wanted for questioning for the murder of his neighbour in Belize, but he fled the country and was not charged.
In 2015, McAfee was briefly detained in Guatemala on charges of entering the country illegally.
In 2016, he ran for President of the United States as a candidate for the Libertarian Party but was not successful.
McAfee was an advocate for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and he was involved in several extremely dubious cryptocurrency-related projects.
In 2018, McAfee announced that he would run for President of the United States again in 2020.
In 2019, McAfee was arrested in the Dominican Republic for allegedly carrying weapons and was later released.
McAfee was also known for his drug use, and he claimed to have used various psychoactive substances throughout his life.
He was a prolific user of social media, and he often posted controversial and provocative statements on Twitter and other platforms.
McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Spain on June 23, 2021, while awaiting extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging, but some people have questioned the official narrative.
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