The Interview With Raj Mathai

The Interview With Raj Mathai

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The Interview: One on One With John McAfee

Silicon Valley pioneer John McAfee sits down with Raj Mathai

By Raj Mathai, Liza Meak, and Alex Bozovic
|  Saturday, Jan 26, 2013  |  Updated 4:16 PM PDT
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Silicon Valley pioneer John McAfee sits down with NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai.

Silicon Valley pioneer John McAfee sits down with NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai.

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Web Extra: McAfee on Jobs, Gates and Zuckerberg

Exclusive video: Eccentric multi-millionaire John McAfee speaks out about Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in this web extra interview with NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai.

Web Extra: Viggo Mortensen as McAfee?

Exclusive video: Eccentric multi-millionaire John McAfee speculates as to who he thinks should play him in a movie, in this web extra interview with NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai.
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His early days in the Silicon Valley were fueled by cocaine and alcohol. Nowadays, it's a new set of problems. Police say John McAfee might be connected to a neighbor's murder in Belize.

He fled that small Central American country, leaving behind a trail of teenage girls and guns. He's now in Portland, Ore., thousands of miles away from Belize, and that's where NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai caught up him.

"So what would you tell the Belizean Government if you had any role in his murder?" Raj asked McAfee. "Absolutely none," McAfee replied. "They know this, they know I'm not involved in the murder, they haven't questioned anybody else."

McAfee knows people question whether he's lost his mind, but insists it doesn't bother him. "Much of the press has been very negative. I'm a mad man. Perhaps I am, I don't think I am," McAfee told Raj adding: "People on the street all give me the high five sign. Keep going!"

McAfee's personal life, is one that sounds right out of Hollywood. In fact, he's already sold the rights to a movie. "I do have teenage girlfriends and many at a time," McAfee told Raj. "Nothing illegal, they're well beyond the age of consent. I see nothing wrong with it."

His life now is very different from decades ago when he started McAfee. He admits money changed him. "Suddenly you have all this power and all this money. You can buy whatever you want and I did," McAfee said.

"You know I bought stuff I didn't need. At one point I had houses in every part of the world. Yeah, that's being a jerk."

Watch our full report in the video player at the top of this page.

Web Extras: Watch exclusive bonus video clips below:

Web Extra: McAfee on Jobs, Gates and Zuckerberg

Web Extra: Viggo Mortensen as McAfee?

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