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John David McAfee

Birthplace: Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 23, 2021 (75)
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, CT, Spain (Suicide)
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Son of Donald Harold McAfee and Private
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private

Managed by: Alex Bickle
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About John McAfee

John David McAfee (/ˈmækəfiː/ MAK-ə-fee) was a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he resigned from the company. McAfee Associates achieved early success as the creators of McAfee, the first commercial antivirus software, and the business now produces a range of enterprise security software. The company was renamed to Intel Security in 2011 after being purchased by Intel, though the software still retains the McAfee brand name. McAfee's wealth peaked in 2007 at $100 million, before his investments plummeted in the global financial crisis that began that year.

He was also a political activist who sought the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, losing to former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga, and all-natural antibiotics. He resided for a number of years in Belize, but after several disputes with the authorities in Belize and Guatemala, he returned to the United States in 2013.

Spanish newspaper "El Pais" reported on June 23, 2021 that McAfee died by suicide in a Barcelona prison.

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John McAfee's Timeline

September 18, 1945
Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
June 23, 2021
Age 75
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, CT, Spain