Gabe Newell Net Worth

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Gabe Newell Net Worth
Net Worth:
$1.5 Billion
Date of Birth
November 3, 1962
Profession
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Video Game Producer

Gabe Newell Net Worth: Gabe Newell is an American businessman in the video game development field who has a net worth of $1.5 billion. Gabe Newell was born November 3, 1962. He attended Harvard University but dropped out and spent 13 years working for Microsoft, during which time Newell claims to have been the producer on the first three releases of Microsoft Windows. He is best known as the cofounder and managing director of video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Newell and another Microsoft employee, Mike Harrington, left Microsoft to found Valve in 1996, using their own money to fund Valve through the development of the video game Half-Life. Valve Corporation has gone on to produce such other popular video games as Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Portal and others. In December 2010, Forbes named Newell as "A Name You Should Know", mostly for his work with Steamworks. In March 2013, Newell was the recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship Award for his outstanding and exceptional creative contribution to the video games industry. Gabe is married to Lisa Mennet and has two sons. He suffered from Fuchs' dystrophy, a congenital disease which affects the cornea, but was cured by two cornea transplants in 2006 and 2007. His favorite games are Super Mario 64, Doom and Star Trek played on a Burroughs mainframe computer. Newell credits the game Doom with convincing him that video games were the future of entertainment, and credits Super Mario 64 with convincing him that video games were art.

Gabe Newell Net Worth

Gabe Newell Net Worth

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Gabe Newell

Gabe Newell

Gabe Logan Newell is the co-founder and managing director of video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation.
Profession
Date of Birth
  • November 3, 1962
Nicknames
  • Gabe Logan Newell
  • Gaben
Nationality
  • United States of America
Country
  • United States of America
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