Kim Dotcom is an Internet Entrepreneur and political activist also. He lives in Queenstown in New Zealand. He is also the founder of File hosting service Megaupload. He was a teen hacker and has even gone to jail several times. If you are interested in knowing about the net worth of Kim Dotcom in 2020, then you can read this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 21st January in the year 1974 in Kiel, West Germany. His mother was Finnish, and he also holds Finnish passport. His father was a German. Dotcom is known as one of the largest tech entrepreneurs of the world. His real name was Kim Schmitz, but he changed his Surname to Dotcom in the year 2005. He wanted to give tribute to the technology which has helped him to become rich.
He met Mona Verga in the year 2007 and then got married to her on 10th July in the year 2009. His wife gave birth to twin daughters in Auckland. After this, he was released on bail from the prison. On 17th May 2014, he announced that he is going to separate from his wife and would file divorce soon. In November 2017, he announced that he is going to marry Elizabeth Donnelly on 20th January in the year 2018.
He is twenty-one years older than Donnelly, and they were dating for two years and then moved to Queenstown for living together. In the year 2012, Lord of the Rings medley was released by Lindsey Stirling, and Dotcom funded this music video. In August 2012, Dotcom released a song for his upcoming music album. He released various music videos which go viral and he earned huge amount of money with the music videos. The year 2012, he also announced that he would play the part of Santa Claus in the theatre.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1994, he was arrested by German police for trafficking stolen phone calling card numbers and then he was held in custody for one month, and then he was released. After some time, he got arrested again for the hacking charges on him. In the year 2001, he bought the shares of the bankrupt company and then invested fifty million euro in that company. After this investigation, his earning was started and then he went to Thailand to prevent himself from any investigation. He also pretended himself to kill online and posted a message for the public. He set up a network of companies in Hong Kong and earned a huge amount of wealth with it.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Kim Dotcom is around $220 million. He enjoyed a luxurious life before he was arrested in New Zealand. In the year 2001, the main source of his income was Kimvestor which was a company, and its value was around two hundred million Euros. He loves to spend money on cars and boats. He has also bought 240 foot of luxury yacht by spending an amount of one million dollars. He used to throw lavish parties for the guests. It is known from the US officials that he owned at least eighteen luxury cars, three vanity license plates.
His web series was released on the New Zealand International Film Festival and gained recognition from the public. At one time, he also offered a massive amount of money to the person who would hack his website. He had also made contributions when he was in New Zealand and even planned for a firework show for the public. He was known as number one ranked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 player from the fifteen million online players all over the world.