Who are John McAfee's children? Late antivirus pioneer said 'legacy has nothing to do with blood'

'My lazy children, grand children and great-grand children. Yes. I have great-grand children. I'm here to point to the reality around you,' he had tweeted


                            Who are John McAfee's children? Late antivirus pioneer said 'legacy has nothing to do with blood'
John McAfee with wife Janice McAfee with their children (Twitter: @officialmcafee)

A few hours after a Spanish Court approved antivirus software, McAfee's creator John McAfee's extradition to the United States, it was reported that he allegedly committed suicide inside the prison on June 23. Now, newsreaders want to know more about the deceased business tycoon and his family.

McAfee, a tech mogul who created McAfee antivirus software, was arrested in Spain in October 2020 for allegedly failing to pay taxes on years of income. He was hit with a 10-count accusation in the Western District of Tennessee for allegedly dodging taxes on millions of dollars of income from 2014 to 2018, according to prosecutors. McAfee, 75, made the income through speaking engagements, selling the rights to his story for a documentary, doing consulting work and promoting cryptocurrencies online, prosecutors stated at the time. McAfee was found dead in the prison, sparking controversies. Even though it was reported that he committed suicide inside the Spanish prison, many people on Twitter believed that someone is "responsible for his murder."

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Even though McAfee was a big name in the business world, he always tried to keep his personal life to himself. He was once married to a woman named Judy McAfee and in 2002 he divorced her. Later, in 2013, it was reported that he once again found love and got married to Janice Dyson. The name of his McAfee's children were never revealed but in one of his tweets he revealed the whopping number of his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  

McAfee had tweeted on January 18, 2020, "I'm not here to give you solutions; For anything. That's for you young folks of mine to do: My lazy children, grand children and great-grand children. Yes. I have great-grand children. I'm here to point to the reality around you. Which you children are so fond of ignoring." He further tweeted, "Since you asked: I have 47 children. 61 grand children 19 great-grand children I have met none of my great-grand children." He further said, "These numbers might have been much smaller, Had DNA testing been around while I was growing up. No interest at this point. To me, Legacy has nothing to do with blood And everything to do with the understanding - That every child who crosses your path, Is your child."



 



 



 

 

McAfee developed the antivirus software, McAfee in the 1980s. He once said that he wrote the antivirus program “in a day and a half” and that “4 million people were using it within a month.” He liquidated his shares in the software company in the mid-90s and allegedly made $100 million. But, he added, “I wasted it, like everybody who has money.”

McAfee owned nine houses, filled with expensive art, furniture and oddities, such as a dinosaur skull and he bought a fleet of planes and antique cars. He also built a yoga retreat in Colorado that hosted 200 guests at a time and set up a center in New Mexico for a new sport called aero-trekking. In the 2009 recession, he had to liquidate his assets, including several properties. But he later confirmed that he didn’t lose all of his fortunes and had set up the auctions to try to fool the media. “I’ve had 200 lawsuits in my life because my name is John McAfee,” he told ABC News. “No, I didn’t lose everything. I wanted to stop people from trying to sue me.”

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