(For Part 1 of this interview, on moving to Portland, click here. For Part 3, on dealing with the media, click here.)
Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee
, who says he is now making Portland his home after fleeing Belize, has some unusual ideas about money and sex—
some of which he shared with WW
earlier this week in a wide-ranging interview. (We posted
a portion of the interview Jan. 11, and we'll be running more excerpts over the next several days.)
The international fascination with McAfee is due in part to the fact the Silicon Valley legend has made and lost
more money than most people. But it's intensified
when Belize authorities named a "person of interest" in the November murder of his neighbor Gregory Faull—
followed by his flight from that country, his arrest in Guatemala, his deportation to the U.S., and his bizarre allegations about spying and terrorism conspiracies back in Belize.
McAfee has now surfaced in Portland to work on a graphic novel with local illustrator Chad Essley (who appears and speaks in this video interview).
In what seems to be a natural progression of this story, The Hollywood Reporter
broke the news yesterday that Warner Brothers will be making a movie about McAfee and has secured
the rights to a profile of him that appeared in Wired
Magazine last year.
In this portion of our interview with McAfee, which took place in a coffee shop on the east side, he talks about about how most people have the wrong idea about money
and his "open hole" theory of capitalism.
Then he started talking about sex.