Kim Schmitz legally changed his surname to Dotcom at some point over the last decade, an homage to the technology that made him a millionaire and that has now landed him in a New Zealand jail.
The 38-year-old Internet entrepreneur was arrested Thursday at his birthday celebration inside a 25,000-square-foot mansion in Auckland. When police entered the property, Mr. Dotcom fled to a safe room, where he was found with a loaded shotgun, officials said.
European Pressphoto Agency Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, right, is shown in custody.
Reuters Kim Dotcom in Hong Kong in 1999
New Zealand Police Kim Dotcom owned at least 18 luxury cars.
Reuters Mr. Dotcom in a 2002 photo