Kim Dotcom Biography, Age, Height, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth – German-Finnish internet mogul and political activist, Kim Dotcom was born on January 21, 1974.
|Wife:||Mona Verga (m. 2009; div. 2014)
|Date of Birth:||21 January 1974|
|Net Worth:||$200 million|
Kim Dotcom Biography
Dotcom was born in Kiel in the north of Germany in what was then politically West Germany. He has dual citizenship as a result of his parents.
He has siblings in Finland and a Finnish passport because his mother is Turku-born. He has a German father. In 2005, he legally changed his last name to Dotcom.
He lived a lavish life before being apprehended in New Zealand. His primary source of wealth in 2001 came from a business named Kimvestor, and he was well-known for splurging on pricey automobiles and yachts.
Dotcom hired a 240-foot (73-meter) yacht for the 2000 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix and used it to hold events for visitors including Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Kim Dotcom Nationality
Dotcom was born in Kiel in the north of Germany in what was then politically West Germany. He has dual citizenship as a result of his parents. He is both German and Finnish.
Kim Dotcom Age
Dotcom was born on January 21, 1974, hence he is currently 49 years of age.
Kim Dotcom Height and Weight
Dotcom stands at a height of 6ft 7 inches tall and weighs 141kg.
Kim Dotcom Family and Siblings
Dotcom's mother is Anneli Miettinen but we have no information about his father and his siblings.
Kim Dotcom Education
As of the time of filing this report, we have no information about Dotcom's educational background.
Kim Dotcom Career
Dotcom gained notoriety in Germany in the 1990s as a hacker and Internet businessman who profited from the inexperience of reporters in technical matters.
In 1994, he was detained for selling stolen phone calling card numbers. In 1998, he was found guilty of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and a number of other offenses. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.
He was extradited to Germany in 2003, where he admitted to embezzlement in November of that year. After spending five months in jail while awaiting trial, he was given a second 20-month term with a suspended sentence.
Dotcom founded and served as CEO of the now-defunct Megaupload file storage service from 2005 to 2012.
Its website was taken down in 2012 after the US Department of Justice filed accusations against Dotcom for criminal copyright infringement, money laundering, racketeering, and wire fraud.
Dotcom was living in New Zealand at the time; in 2012, New Zealand police stormed his residence and detained him at the request of US authorities. To stop his extradition to the US, Dotcom posted bail and started legal actions.
Dotcom could be extradited to the US on fraud charges relating to Megaupload, according to a 2017 decision by a New Zealand court.
Dotcom, who has accused US officials of waging a vendetta against him on behalf of politically significant Hollywood studios, denies any wrongdoing.
The New Zealand Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision in 2018. Dotcom contested the judgment to the Supreme Court of New Zealand, which decided in 2020 that he could be extradited to the US but could contest the ruling through a judicial review.
Mega is a cloud storage service that Dotcom introduced in 2013, yet he cut all links to it in 2015. He also founded and provided funding for the Internet Party.
The party ran in both the 2014 and 2017 general elections in New Zealand as part of an electoral coalition with the Mana Movement, but it was unable to secure any seats in either election.
Kim Dotcom Wife
Dotcom is married to his wife, Elizabeth Donnely.
Kim Dotcom Children
Dotcom has five children; Keera, Kaylo, Kobi, Kimmo, and Kylee.
Kim Dotcom Religion
Dotcom's religious affiliation is unknown to us at the moment.
Kim Dotcom Net Worth
Dotcom has a net worth estimated to be about $200 million.