Top 100 Global Creator - P35. John McAfee - Creator of first commercial antivirus software

12-10-2020

(wcsa.world) Passionate by smartphone apps, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency technology, and health yoga and all-natural antibiotics, John McAfee often turns his personal interests into business opportunities.

The man behind the first commercial antivirus software McAfee, John David McAfee, was born on September 18, 1945, from an English mother and an American father. British-American computer programmer with a keen interest in cybersecurity and prolific businessman, McAfee founded his first software company, McAfee Associates, in 1987.

The company continues to produce security software solutions long after McAfee resigned. The business also retained his iconic brand name after the departure of its founder, and even through multiple owners by Intel in 2011 and TPG Capital since 2017.  

After his departure from McAfee Associates in 1994, John McAfee founded several cybersecurity and computing businesses, including Tribal Voice, which went on creating one of the first instant messaging programs, PowWow, and Future Tense Central. During that time, John McAfee’s wealth peaked at $100million, but the financial crisis of 2007-2008 affected his fortune. McAfee’s wealth is now estimated to be $4 million.

He has been invited to the leadership roles of many computing technology companies, including MGT Capital Investment and Everykey. John McAfee was the CEO of Luxcore from 2018 to 2019 before leaving the U.S. He has lived several years in Belize, where he founded an all-natural antibiotics company, QuorumEx, before heading back to the U.S. in 2013. 

Passionate by smartphone apps, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency technology, and health yoga and all-natural antibiotics, John McAfee often turns his personal interests into business opportunities. Since 2016, he has been an active political activist with the Libertarian Party, as he campaigned for its nomination for the President of the United States 2016 election but lost to rival and former New Mexico governor, Gary Johnson.

According to foxchronicle.com


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