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Eugene Kaspersky

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Net worth 2018: $1.38 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Country: Russia
BirthDay: 4 October 1965
Sigh: Scorpio
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science (FSB Academy)
BIOGRAPHY

Eugene Kaspersky was bornon 4 October 1965 in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Eugene Kaspersky is #1653 in List Billionaires People In The World. Eugene Kaspersky is founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, whose cybersecurity technologies has 400 million users in 32 countries. Kaspersky became interested in computer security in 1989 when his computer was infected with the "Cascade" virus and he managed to get rid of it. Kaspersky is a Forbes contributor.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$1 Billion

2016

$1.1 Billion

2017

$1.3 Billion

2018

$1.38 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

He first made the list in 2015 when his net worth reached US$1 billion

2014

Another series of departures occurred in 2014 due to disagreements over how to run the company

2012

As of 2012, Kaspersky was working on developing software to protect critical infrastructure, like power plants, from cyberwarfare

2011

On 21 April 2011, his son, Ivan, then 20, was kidnapped for a $4

2009

Emails dated 2009, two years after Kaspersky became CEO, were allegedly leaked to Reuters, one of which allegedly had Kaspersky threatening to go after competitors by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," using a phrase popularized by Vladimir Putin

2008

According to a 2008 article in USA Today, he traveled to 20 to 30 countries per year promoting Kaspersky Lab products

2000

The antivirus product was renamed to Kaspersky Antivirus in 2000, after an American company started using the product's original name, which wasn't trademarked

1997

He cofounded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 and helped identify instances of government-sponsored cyberwarfare as the head of research

1994

In 1994, Hamburg University in Germany gave Kaspersky's software first place in a competitive analysis of antivirus software

1992

There, he and his colleagues improved the software and released it as a product called Antiviral Toolkit Pro in 1992

1991

In 1991, Kaspersky was granted an early release from his military service and left the defense ministry to take a job at the Information Technology Center of a private company KAMI, in order to work on his antivirus product full-time

1989

Kaspersky's interest in IT security began in 1989, when his PC was infected by the Cascade virus, while working for the Ministry of Defense

1987

He met his first wife Natalya Kaspersky at Severskoye, a KGB vacation resort, in 1987

1965

Kaspersky was born on 4 October 1965 in Novorossiysk, Russia

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