The Kim Dotcom mystery

Megaupload founder's larger-than-life online persona is strangely at odds with his low profile attitude in the real workld. in fact, most of his neighbours have never met him.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's online profile was larger-than-life, with fast women, faster cars and chartered planes, yet he lived like a virtual recluse in a sprawling, manicured estate on the outskirts of New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland.

Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, faces extradition to the United States over charges of masterminding a scheme that made more than $US175 million by infringing copyrighted content without authorization on his online file-sharing website.

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