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Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

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Mysteries abound in the life of John McAfee. He made millions creating antivirus software, then reinvented himself as a yogi, a proponent of herbal medicine, and a serial entrepreneur. He was known for his charm and generosity. Then his life took another turn. He moved from the US to Belize and built a heavily armed compound in the jungle, like a modern day Heart of Darkness. McAfee never shied away from media attention and boasted of his libertine lifestyle, maintaining a harem of young women. In 2012 his neighbour in Belize, an American named Gregory Faull, was found murdered by a gunshot. Sought for questioning by local authorities, McAfee fled to Guatemala, then returned to the US where he pursued the Libertarian Party nomination for President in 2016. Over the years, journalists have told pieces of McAfee's story (including the infamous Vice report accidentally revealing his secret location). Here the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein delivers a deep ...

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How did I miss this?
10 March 2019 | by reneereivesSee all my reviews

I feel like I missed a huge part of 2010-2012 since it's 2019 and I'm just now learning about this guy. I had heard of him before and some of the craziness surrounding him, but when you only hear bits and pieces, you don't really think about it. Good job on Nannette's part for delving into this, but I definitely feared for her. Great documentary that definitely hits home on the inequalities that exist in this world for the rich.


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