Kim Dotcom also known as Kim Schmitz is founder of several Internet startups and most popularly known for his mega internet file sharing site MegaUpload. The file sharing website was founded by Kim Dotcom in 2005 and since then became immensely popular and was once responsible for 4% of worldwide internet traffic. The site was also once 13th most popular site in the world, before it was being shut down by FBI. Kim is know for his Lavish Lifestyle, Mega Frauds and Scams, Interests for Women and Cars. Since his early days he has been involved in scams, frauds and controversies. But there are more things about Kim that are far more interesting and you should know.
10. Kim Dotcom was born in Kiel, Germany and was arrested for his first fraud when he was just 17 years old for cracking corporate PBX systems in the United States. He was charged with selling stolen calling card numbers.
9. He has a huge physical structure, he weighs over 130 kg’s and has a height of around 6 feet 6 inches. Altough no one really knows his exact height and weight and these are just the assumptions but he certainly looks like a mega man.
8. He is famous for his lavish and luxurious living, he has a fleet of over 23 luxurious cars, private jets, has great interest in parties, women and games. At the time of his arrest he was staying in a mansion near Auckland which costed NZ$30M.
7. He is a super talented Modern Warfare 3 player and currently held number 1 position in the world before getting arrested. He even posted a video on his megavideo site to proove it but since his arrest he no longer holds the number 1 position.
6. Kim was arrested for insider trading and embezzlement in 2003, he bought shares worth €375,000 of bankrupt company LetsBuyIt and announced that he would buy shares worth €50 Million more which led to the price of share to increase by 300%. Kim neither had the funds nor any intentions to buy more shares of LetsBuyIt and sold his shares worth €375,000. He was held guilty for insider trading and embezzlement case in November, 2003.
5. Kim sponsored the fireworks for Auckland’s 2011 New year’s show by giving away $500,000 funds. And he made sure that people get to know that since he showcased on-screen identification of his personal helicopter with his name during the fireworks show.
4. Kim was born as Kim Schmitz but switched his surname during 2005 to Kim Dotcom which amassed a lot of Popularity worldwide.
3. Kim Dotcom is a trained and accomplished Speed racer, he won Gumball 3000 in 2005. He also bet with two racing women then that if he lost the race to them he would give them each $500,000 and if he won then the girls would need to join them for the night.
2. Kim got married to Mona (23 years) in 2006 and has 5 children from her (including recently born twins). He has recently changed his public image and tells that he is much more devoted to his family today. His wife Mona looks rather petite and small as compare to Kim.
1. Kim Dotcom was recently arrested by FBI because of his website MegaUpload. Illegal files, content and videos were being shared on his website by users and he faced copyright infringment case. Also all his property, bank accounts, money has been confiscated by FBI. The file hosting website MegaUpload has been shut down and the domain and all related domains has been confiscated. Kim currently remains under house arrest in New Zealand and he is strongly appealing against the arrest.