Kim Dotcom

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Kim Dotcom

Name: Kim Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz)

Born: January 21, 1974, in Kiel, West Germany

Computer-related contributions

  • German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble.
  • Founder of Megaupload on March 21, 2005, and its associated websites.
  • Rose to fame in Germany in the 1990s as a teenage hacker and Internet entrepreneur. He was convicted of several crimes, and in 1994 received a suspended prison sentence for computer fraud and data espionage. In 2003, he received another suspended sentence for insider trading and embezzlement.
  • Launched a new project entitled "Mega" on January 19, 2013, that cloud storage service that uses encryption to protect users from government or third party "spies" from invading users' privacy.


"It's kind of like weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, you know? If you want to go after someone and you have a political goal you will say whatever it takes. These are fabrications and lies. There are a hundred other companies out there that offer the same service like us."