However, unlike Steve Jobs he was more passionate about getting everyone's attention than his business or job. So in 1992 when a virus named Michelangelo came in, his company said that on March 6, when it will be activated and that the 'Millenium Bug' would damage 5 millions machines and this made a lot of headlines. When the day came and passed, the reputation of the company was completely lost.
In 1994, the company went public and they were ousted with $100m. In a bid to fight against his fate, he bought a 400 acre land in Colorado as a yoga retreat but that made no great influence. As was reported by The Telegraph, one of the people from his yoga retreat said that John used to enjoy the fact that people depended on him for money and he had all their attention and also had power over them.
After that his crazy sex life, sharing bed with five women and also men made it to the media more than once. However, this was the attention he craved for and enjoyed. To add another dimension to his whirlwind life, he started to develop and market a new extreme sport called aero-trekking in New Mexico. However this business also hit a dead end when an amateur died while performing the sport and he got himself an expensive lawsuit.
It was in 2009 when he moved to Belize. There also he could not keep himself safe from his nature and soon got into trouble with the law for growing crystal meth. It was in one of the crystal meth raids that the police started uncovering his weird lifestyle and the layers the man has to himself. Recently detectives wanted to question him in the murder of his neighbour Gregory Faull but he went into hiding after claiming his innocence to the media. Some people never learn.