What is John McAfee's cryptocurrency net worth? It's not what you expect...

27 May, 2019 | Updated: 27 May, 2019
by Will Heasman
What is John McAfee's cryptocurrency net worth? It's not what you expect...

Often times whenever you google someone famous - even just a little bit famous-  the first thing Google automatically suggests is their net worth. People’s fascination with how much someone is ‘worth’ is astonishing, and a maybe little weird. Now the illusive net worth of maniacal crypto enthusiast John McAfee has been revealed, and it might not be quite what you expected…

McAfee has a long (somewhat chequered) past when it comes to cryptocurrencies, with the security magnate being a well-known propagator of altcoins, often charging a hefty fee for the benefit of his endorsement. So it may have come as some surprise when McAfee revealed that his net worth left something to be desired…

After presumably listing into his assets, calculating his outgoings, deducting liabilities and determining his grand total, McAfee relayed that his net worth was … $0.

McAfee, allegedly has nothing to his name, and that apparently includes crypto:

According to McAfee, his evanescent capital comes in the form of loans and escrow deposits.

However, some didn’t buy it, but why? What could a man who is currently on the run from the IRS have to hide…?

Others were less skeptical and more… soppy.

John McAfee fled the US in imposed self-imposed exile back in January of this year, after being indicted by a Grand Jury back in the states.

'I have not paid taxes for eight years. I have made no secret of it' he said at the time.

'Today, Jan. 22, the IRS has convened a grand jury in the state of Tennessee to charge myself, my wife, Mrs. McAfee, four of my campaign workers with unspecified IRS crimes of a felonious nature.'

'They want to silence me. I will not allow that.'

Chepicap managed to catch McAfee just as he reached his safe haven in the Bahamas.

During the interview McAfee stood by the fact that he had nothing to hide, and that the move by the IRS was politically motivated:

“This is all about crypto … I am the one who has been saying at all the conferences, all my keynote speeches, 'crypto will kill every attempt to collect taxes, it can’t be done if we’re all using privacy coins’ and I then go on to say, and I think that’s a good thing," he said.

Do you think McAfee is being completely open about his net worth? Or is this revelation more for the benefit of IRS? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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