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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)

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Kaspersky was born on 4 October 1965 in Novorossiysk, Russia

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