The Insanely Lavish Life of Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom

By on March 4, 2014 in ArticlesEntertainment

In case you haven't heard, back in January police in New Zealand arrested 37 year year old Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, the founder of Kim, who is reportedly 6 foot 7 and weighs 330 pounds, made a fortune off Megaupload until the feds shut it down. Founded in 2005, Megaupload allowed users to upload any video they found to be viewed and shared by anyone in the world. Think of it like a youtube for pirated videos. Those pirated videos cost movie studios a reported $500 million in damages while the site was active and now Kim Dotcom could be facing 55 years in prison for his crimes. At the peak of Megaupload's success, Kim Dotcom was earning $150,000 a day in ad revenue which afforded him quite the amazing life. By all accounts, Kim is a pretty awesome guy who even invited a random fan to come party at his mansion for no reason other than it would be fun. Take a tour of the insanely lavish life that Kim led before his arrest in our gallery below including pictures of his $25 million mansion that comes with life sized Giraffe statues!

Kim Dotcom's $25 Million Mansion

Kim Dotcom's Giraffe Statues

Kim's Helicopter

Kim's Giant Bathtub

Kim Dotcom's Lambo

Kim Dotcom's Private Jet

Kim Playing on his Jet

Kim Dotcom's Girlfriends

Kim Dotcom Girls Hot Tub

Lounging in the Private jet

Kim Dotcom's Yacht

Kim Jumping off his Boat

Kim Dotcom's Giant Yacht

Kim Dotcom's Girlfriends

Kim Dotcom With Girlfriend

Kim Dotcom's Cars Getting Towed

Kim Dotcom's Pink Cadillac

Kim Dotcom's Helicopter

Insane facts about Kim Dotcom's luxury lifestyle:

  • Kim Dotcom's net worth: $200 million
  • Megaupload's main office in Hong Kong was actually a $12,000 a day luxury hotel suite.
  • When police raided his house they seized $5 million worth of cars.
  • Kim's cars had license plates like "HACKER", "STONED", "GUILTY", "MAFIA" and "GOD".
  • Kim lives in a $25 million New Zealand mansion.
  • was hosted on over 1500 servers located in Virginia, France and the Netherlands.
  • had 150 million registered members and 50 million daily unique visitors.
  • It was the 13th most visited website in the world.
  • Kim spent $500,000 on a New Years fireworks display in Auckland which he watched from above in his helicopter:

What do you think about Kim Dotcom? Was it all worth it?

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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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