John McAfee, the antivirus pioneer who died in a Spanish prison last month, blew his $100 million fortune on “bizarre” mansions and was actually broke when he died, according to a new report.
Author Mark Eglinton, who “collaborated with McAfee on a book for six months while he was on the run from authorities,” believes “McAfee was indeed penniless, citing his personal experience with the outlaw and extensive interviews with him,” reports The Daily Mail.
“He had his money in very safe investments, but he built houses, absolutely bizarre properties,” the Scottish author told the British newspaper. “Some of them, he never slept a night in the property.” More from The Daily Mail:
McAfee owned, at various points, large mansions and compounds in Belize, Texas, Colorado, Hawaii and Tennessee, among other locations.
He sold some of those properties at a tremendous loss as property values contracted in the Great Recession, perhaps due to liquidity issues.
McAfee’s compound in Woodland Park, Colorado, for