Gabe Newell has been making PC gaming great again for a very long time. Can you imagine how many game development jobs he’s created both directly through Valve, but also by providing a place for up and comers to showcase their work? If it wasn’t for Steam offering an easy, affordable platform for gamers to buy PC games, piracy would be much more rampant.
During his epic career, Gabe Newell has also managed to amass quite a fortune. You won’t hear him giving press conferences about how incredible he is, or about every misstep made by Uplay or Origin. Sad!
Gabe is more reserved, but when it comes to cold hard cash, his net worth trumps Trump’s.
“The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates.”- Gabe Newell
According to Forbes’ list of the richest people, Gabe comes in at #134 with a net worth of 4.1 billion dollars. Trump’s net worth has been debated, and he’s taken some heat for exaggerating the values of some of his properties. A lot of his money is tied up in real estate, and the value can fluctuate, especially with huge properties that aren’t bought or sold very often, and that also leaves some room to blue the lines.
Gabe Newell has a net worth of 4.1 billion dollars.
Gabe still has a way to go to catch up with the likes of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, and Mark Zuckerberg, but he’s climbing the ladder quick and already has a larger net worth than Oprah and Stephen Spielberg.
“The internet is super smart. If you do something that is cool, that’s actually worth people’s time, then they’ll adopt it. If you do something that’s not cool and sucks, you can spend as many marketing dollars as you want, [they] just won’t.” – Gave Newell
Between Valve releasing some of the top selling, and highest regarded PC games of all time, along with offering up a platform where they get a piece of most PC games that are sold, it’s no wonder Gabe Newell is so loaded, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Gabe is the richest and most successful man in the gaming business, and one of the three billionaire nerd kings to keep an eye on.