We take a look at 10 expensive things associated with internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, including his lifestyle and net worth.
10. Dotcom Mansion
Currently thought to be the largest mansion in New Zealand, this home was the one raided by police with many possessions seized from inside.
The home is spread over 22,635 hectares of land and includes private, manicured parkland with sculptures, native plantings, vineyard, and even a lake and boathouse.
There are 12 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a sun-room, swimming pool, and home office along with a large lounge, conservatory and family room.
The house had ample parking for Kim’s many classic and exotic cars with an eight-car garage, helicopter landing pad, and a team of security on stand-by 24 hours a day.
Kim Dotcom rented the mansion for several years before it was sold to Millionaire siblings Anna, Mat and Nick Mowbray in 2016 for $32.5 million dollars.
9. Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
Kim Dotcom is by far a Mercedes and Rolls Royce kind of man, and we kick off some of his car collection with his Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG that bears the license plate “POLICE.”
Most of his other cars also bear very interesting and very expensive number-plates, and this car comes with 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in titanium grey.
The G55 has a 5.5 liter V8 Supercharger engine, a top speed of 130 mph and if you are looking to purchase one new, then expect to pay up to 121,000 Euros.
8. New Zealand Home
This home, which is thought to have cost the internet businessman $4 million dollars, was purchased just weeks before he was arrested in a police raid at his main house.
The property, which is located at The Prom in Coatesville, covers over 2.16 hectares and contains a 565 square-meter house and a large swimming pool.
The house is actually located right next door to the star’s massive mansion that we mentioned earlier and has a large kitchen, living room and media area.
There is a home cinema, large BBQ area, lounge area, and parking for around 10 vehicles, thanks to its large driveway and outside garage.
7. Custom Mercedes-Benz S 65
Kim Dotcom owned many cars before they were seized by the police and not many were more impressive than the Custom Mercedes-Benz S 65, and it now appears he has got them all back.
The car had a custom numberplate with the words CEO on the front and back and had a number of optional upgrades built-in
The car can go from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, is powered by an AMG 6.0-Liter-V12-biturbo engine, and can reach 300 km/h with the optional AMG driver’s package included.
The upholstery inside is exclusive Nappa leather with seat upholstery layout in a diamond-pattern design. Other features include the 31.2 centimeter, high-resolution color TFT display, and the AMG performance leather steering wheel.
Touch control buttons allow intuitive control of most functions and the left-hand grip provides instant access to the integrated cruise control.
6. Eurocopter EC130
With a range of 610 km, a cruising speed of 240 km/h, and thought to cost around $3.3 million dollars, Kim Dotcom had access to a Eurocopter EC130.
This helicopter was used by him to travel to the airport and other locations from his mansion in New Zealand and only 700 were ever built.
Built by Airbus Helicopters, the model has an Arriel engine that is equipped with full authority digital engine controls and a dual hydraulic system.
The EC130 was designed in close cooperation with tour operators, with one such operator, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, being the launch operator; it has a spacious cabin for up to seven tourists and provides excellent visibility.
Five accelerators and four linear actuators produce smooth flight conditions and improved comfort for passengers on board.
5. Pink Cadillac
Another one of the cars that were seized by the police during the raid on his compound, Kim Dotcom got his 1964 pink Cadillac Coupe Deville back recently.
The car has a 6.4 Litre V8 engine, a 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and comes with dual bullet tail lights, two distinctive rooflines, and roof pillar configurations.
The car has a top speed of 196 km/h (122 mph), 0-100 km/h speed of 9.3 seconds and prices today are thought to touch around $14,700 dollars.
A total of 143 options including bucket seats with wool, leather or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on the dash, doors, and seat-backs were included with the car during the first production.
4. Lamborghini Diablo
One of the lesser known cars of Kim Dotcom, his Lamborghini Diablo features a 5.7 L V12 or a 6.0 Litre V12 engine.
The car has a 5-speed manual transmission, a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), a 0-60 speed of 5.4 seconds and between 1990 and 2001, 2,884 were produced.
The Lamborghini Diablo was sold as the Lamborghini Costanga from 1993 through 2000 in Mexico due to controversy against the “Diablo” name.
The Diablo was presented to the public for sale on 21 January 1990 with standard features including fully adjustable seats and steering wheel, electric windows, an Alpine stereo system.
3. Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Convertible
This car has been seen many times with Kim Dotcom at the wheel and the car even has the license plate emblazoned with the words GOD.
The car has a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds, a fuel economy of 19 miles to the gallon and a 6.7-liter petrol engine
The car has on-board limate control, electric passenger`s seat, parking sensors, telephone, traction control, and televisions.
Safety features include Passenger’s airbag, driver`s airbag, remote locking, side airbags, ABS, and alarm system.
2. 2010 Maserati Granturismo
Featuring a 4.2-liter V8 engine with 433 horsepower on tap, Kim Dotcom’s 2010 Maserati GranTurismo is priced between $19,000 and $36,000 dollars.
The car has six-speed automatic transmission, rear wheel drive and has a 0-60 mph sprint time of 5.3 seconds.
There is a top speed of 176 mph and interior features include seat-mounted side airbags and head-protecting curtain bags steering-wheel trim, carpets, and seat stitching.
Technology features include a voice-activated Bose multimedia system, which includes a hookup for media players and Bluetooth connectivity.
The website behind much of Kim Dotcom’s wealth, Mega Upload, was a file-sharing website that allowed users to store files and share links across the internet.
Established in 2005 the company was based in Hong Kong, had 155 employees and a net revenue of over $175 million dollars.
On 19 January 2012, the United States Department of Justice seized the domain names and closed down the sites associated with Megaupload claiming the organization was dedicated to copyright infringement.
On 19 January 2013, Megaupload was re-launched as Mega under the domain name mega.co.nz and the re-launch date was chosen to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Megaupload’s takedown by the FBI.
In July 2015, Dotcom said the site had been involved in a hostile takeover by a Chinese investor who is wanted in China for fraudulent activities and warned users not to use the site.