Michael "Mike" Morhaime is an American businessman and video game developer with a approximate net worth of $1.8 billion. Michael Morhaime gained his net worth by being the founder and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, which produces the extremely popular and profitable franchises of Starcraft and World of Warcraft. Based out of Irvine, California. Morhaime was born in Granada Hills, California. In 2008, Morhaime was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. Following a merger with video game publisher Activision, Blizzard is now part of Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard was then bought out by French conglomerate Vivendi.