Many of us might have heard about the demise of the founder of McAfee associations, John McAfee who was found dead in a Spanish prison cell on 23rd June 2021. He was married to Janice Dyson. They had decided to walk down the aisle in the early 2010s and remained faithful and until his last moments.
McAfee created antivirus software that would detect and remove the computer virus automatically. Because of his innovation, he earned millions of dollars and his life was changed as he would never have to worry about money ever again. However, he became the most popular hacking target because of his popularity and his innovation. Besides that, he also used to have an occasional feud with the international law committees.
But in 1994, he resigned and sold his remaining stake in the company and he became the company’s biggest critic in later years and he even urged the consumers to uninstall the company’s anti-virus software, which he characterized as bloatware. He is also against the company’s continuous use of his name in branding.
He had gained a lot of attention and naturally, people would be interested to know about his family and p[ersoal details. So, in this article, you will be able to find everything you need to know about his wife, what was her life being his wife, his wife’s origin, and what is she doing currently.
About Janice Dyson
Janice Dyason was born in 1983 in Guatemala. However, not much is known about her family background, educational qualification, and her past life as she hasn’t revealed it yet.
But is believed that she suffered domestic violence at some point in her adult life along with poverty and she grew up in a poor and deprived family. It is also revealed that she used to work as a prostitute in Florida at South Beach when she met her husband back in 2012.
She also could have been the first lady of the United States. Her late husband had once announced his intention to run for the president of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. He wanted to become president as a candidate of a newly formed political party called the Cyber Party in the 2016 presidential election.
But he changed his mind and re-announced his candidacy that he would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.
She had three children before meeting her husband
Even if not much is known about her life before being the wife of John McAfee, she is known to have three children before meeting her husband. To be precise two daughters and one boy. But she had left her children when she was on the run with her husband after McAfee suspected that US law enforcement was trying to extradite him.
However, both the couples were arrested along with their crew in 2019 in the Dominican Republic after entering the country with firearms on the boat. But John was very furious because o the arrest and said that every yacht has weapons on board, there are still real pirates out there that kidnap people and steal things from yachts.
He also said that they had radioed that were coming before they showed up. But right after they showed up at the yacht they were surrounded by weapons. Because of that, he claimed that the US Government had made a plot against him and arrested him. He believed that it was America’s attempt to get him back to America without filing for formal extradition.
But the couple had managed to travel to London before crossing Europe to an ultra-secure tin foil-covered hideout in Lithuania. Later, John revealed that there were many people at the facility whom they interacted with and the place was very comfortable.
How did she meet her husband?
She started to have a relationship, not because of love but she had an ulterior motive at first. She was in a relationship to spy on him for cartel bosses for whom she worked. Initially, she was hired for sex by the computer programmer.
She continued to spy on him even after two years of being together and even after the two were married. She continued to pass on the information about his movement to the gangsters who plotted to kidnap her husband. But she fell in love with her husband and she didn’t want to obey the cartels’ order. It is also revealed that she was working with her former associate named Delmariea Kamani Crutchfield aka Suave, and their plan was to kidnap and rob him off.
Dyson’s pimp had also blackmailed her into drugging her husband’s food and leaving the doors unlocked at the couple’s Lexington, Ky. home. She was really in a difficult position. But she did her best and while she plotted to trap her husband she also hinted at him about every move indirectly so her husband could survive. Her husband’s paranoia and his ample security also made it a little easier to survive and Dyson to stay out of trouble.
McAfee knew about his wife’s ulterior motives and her involvement in the plots against him but he decided to trust her and stay with her as he knew that his wife was in a perilous position and he was very happy after his wife came clean. He even described the event as a beautiful moment. He also protected his wife from the horrible people who made her do prostitution.
She remained faithful to her partner
After the couple got married, they decided to move and live in a mansion in Tennessee and the security was at maximum because John had hired professionals for their protection. The two however didn’t have any children and cruised around the Caribbean nations and some European territories.
As stated above they were arrested in 2019 in the Dominican Republic after entering the country with firearms on the boat. They were heading to the US with their crew but got arrested as they had firearms in their possession while confronting the police. however, he was freed after the detainment.
But once again he was charged with the tax invasion by Spanish authorities and was arrested in Spain at the request of the United States Department of Justice for tax evasion. He was alleged to earn millions of dollars from 2014 to 2018 but had failed to file income tax in returns.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also filed a complaint further alleging John and his bodyguard promoted certain initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a fraudulent cryptocurrency pump and dump scheme on 6th October 2020. SEC had claimed that he was an impartial investor when promoting the ICOs, despite allegedly getting paid USD 23 million in digital assets in return. After that, he was jailed in Spain and was waiting for his extradition to face charges in Tennessee.
But his wife stood beside him and supported her husband when the police took him under custody.
John’s past relationships
McAfee had married twice in the past before marrying Dyason. Dyson was his third wife.
His first wife was to one of his undergraduate students. He had met her during his doctorate at Northern Louisiana State College circa 1968. Their relationship was exposed and he was expelled from the college. But they decided to get married in 1968 and unfortunately they weren’t meant for each other.
Later, he met his second wife Judy McAfee. She is a yoga enthusiast and former flight attendant at American Airlines. They had decided to get married circa 1987 and his wife even helped him build his company. However, their relationship also didn’t last very long as they decided to walk on different paths and got divorced in 2002.
Even though he didn’t have any children with Janice, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a child. He had claimed to have 47 kids, 61 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. Pretty surprising isn’t it? He also revealed that almost all of them were illegitimate but he keeps in touch with all of them and supports and takes care of all of them financially.
He also said that the numbers might have been much smaller if the DNA testing had been around while he was growing up. But he didn’t have any interest as he believed that his legacy had nothing to do with blood and everything to do with understanding. He told, “That every child who crosses your path, is your child.”
— Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) June 20, 2021
Did John commit suicide or is there something more?
AS mentioned earlier, while the Spanish National Court authorized his extradition to face charges in Tennesse, he was found dead in his cell on 23rd June 2021. At that time he was serving his time at the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center near Barcelona. He was found dead the same day the court authorized his extradition to the United States.
He was suspected to have committed suicide and the official autopsy report also confirmed the case of suicide. There were lots of speculations, rumors, and conspiracy theories after the news of the death of John McAfee made headlines. Lots of people were curious to know if he really committed suicide or was there something more sinister behind that.
To add fire in the fuel, his wife had shared a post on Instagram stating that she had spoken to her husband and he had no suicidal signs. She even argued that some group contrived a plan to kill her dear husband. She told that her husband knew a lot about the group of people who were corrupt and thus wanted to silence him forever. Since then his wife is still in pursuit to seek justice for her partner and she is constantly raising her voice on social media asking for a thorough investigation.
Where is she now?
Janice Dyson is quite active on Instagram and looks like her life is still going on. She constantly defends her husband even after his death and she has even kept the description of her Twitter account as “When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt but protects the corrupt from you, you know your nation is doomed. #JohnMcAfeeDidNotKillHimself”.
I recently had the opportunity to read an advance copy of No Domain: The John McAfee Tapes by @MarkEglinton. For anyone not familiar with John McAfee this book gives you a glimpse into the man he was in his own words. I believe John would have approved of what you created Mark. https://t.co/G2dCgdlaKH
— Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) November 17, 2021
She continues to express her loneliness through Twitter and recently she had made a Tweet that the book titled “No Domain: The John McAfee” written by Mark Eglinton will give you a glimpse into the man he was in his own words. You can watch the tweet above. So, it seems she is doing well even though she might be feeling lonely without her husband and looks like she won’t be giving up that easily for the love of her life.
Did she earn a lot of money after he husband’s death?
It is still not clear if Janice inherited all the property and belongings of her husband after the death and her net worth. What we know is that her husband had a net worth of millions of dollars. He owned a five-acre oceanfront mansion in Hawaii, a 157-acre ranch in New Mexico that contained a 35-person movie theatre, a 10-person Cessna private jet, artwork, dozens of luxury cars, and a few or two yachts.
The couple used to live quite a lavish and comfortable life because of the immense wealth of John McAfee. But in the year 2009, it was revealed that his total net worth had gone downhill as he lost USD 96 million from his USD 100 million. But, he had managed to recover from such a great loss and was doing well. So, we can’t say for sure if she earned a lot of money after her husbands’ death. But if she receives money from the properties and fortunes of her husband even after its value has decreased.