Prior to being arrested on Jan. 20, 2012, Dotcom was the No. 1 ranked 'Modern Warfare 3' player. The first-person shooter video game has over 15 million online players. Dotcom's motto: "Don't hate me because I beat you. Respect me because I can teach you."
As a thank-you to New Zealand for granting him citizenship, Dotcom gifted the country with a $500,000 fireworks show for the 2011 New Year. Kim and his wife watched the ten-minute display from a helicopter just 200 meters away from the explosions.