John McAfee

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John McAfee

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McAfee in June 2016
Born (1945-09-18) September 18, 1945 (age 75)
NationalityBritish / American
Alma materRoanoke College
OccupationSoftware developer, founder of McAfee, Chairman of Future Tense Secure Systems[1]
Known forMcAfee, Inc
Political partyLibertarian Party (2015-)
Previous affiliations:
Cyber Party (2015)

John David McAfee KBE [2] (born September 18, 1945) is an American computer programmer. He is the developer of the first commercial anti-virus program. This bore the McAfee brand-name for years, until it was bought by Intel and given the Intel name.

McAfee was born in an U.S. Army base stationed in the United Kingdom. He was raised in Virginia and Alabama.

His wealth peaked at $100 million, before his investments suffered in the global crisis of 2007. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, yoga and all-natural antibiotics.

On September 8, 2015, McAfee announced that he would seek the office of President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election as the candidate of a newly formed political party called the Cyber Party.[3] On December 24, 2015 he re-announced his candidacy bid, saying that he would instead seek the Libertarian nomination for President.[4]

On June 4, 2018, McAfee announced his plans to run for president as a Libertarian in the 2020 presidential election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Future Tense Central. "About Us - Future Tense Central".
  2. "FEC FORM 2" (PDF). Federal Election Commission. Retrieved September 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Garcia, Ahiza (September 8, 2015). "John McAfee announces he's running for President". CNN. Retrieved September 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Swartz, Jon. "McAfee will run as Libertarian Party candidate for president". USA TODAY. Retrieved 25 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "John McAfee to Run for President in 2020". Bitsonline. June 4, 2018. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.

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