Net Worth: $200 Million
- Source of Wealth Megaupload co-founder, Businessman
- Kim Dotcom Nationality Germany
Kim Dotcom net worth: German computer programmer and businessma, Kim Dotcom AKA Kim Schmitz has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He is also known as the founder of Megaupload and associated sites. Dotcom generated much publicity during the dot-com bubble and was convicted of insider trading, and embezzlement in its aftermath. Born in Kiel, German in 1974, Kim Dotcom/Kim Schmitz has had a fascinating roller coaster career as a multi-millionaire internet CEO. Kim has experienced some extreme highs and some extreme lows including a conviction for tax evasion. He is currently facing a potential 55 year prison sentence for operating Megaupload.com. Megaupload has allegedly cost the entertainment industry over $500 million in damages from pirated content being uploaded and shared through the site. If convicted, not only could he spend decades behind bars, but he may also be forced to hand over $175 million in ill-gotten profits. Before his arrest, Dotcom/Schmitz lived a life that any man on earth would envy. He owned a fleet of expensive high performance cars, yachts, private jets and one of the most expensive houses in New Zealand that cost a reported $25 million house. He traveled the world with Playboy bunnies and drove around in a Lamborghini that had the license plate “GOD”. When he was arrested on January 19th, 2012, authorities seized $5 million worth of luxury cars, including a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe with a price tag of $400,000.
Megaupload.com has 180 million registered users and allowed Kim to earn over $40 million in 2011 alone. Schmitz is reportedly 6 foot 7 and weighs over 330 pounds.