Gabe Newell Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs

Gabe Newell Net Worth, Life Story, Business, Age, Family Wiki & Faqs

Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve.

Gabe Newell Biography (wiki):

Full Name (real name) Gabe Newell
Nickname or Other Names Gaben
Profession American Businessman
Gender Male
Date of Birth and Age 3 November 1962
Age (as of 2021) 58 years old
Birthplace Washington, United States
Nationality United States
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Spouse Lisa Newell
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Gabe Newell Net Worth:

Gabe Newell is an American computer programmer and businessman, best known as the co-founder of ‘Valve Corporation.’ He is one of the pioneers in the field of advanced graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) in gaming. Here's how much Gabe Newell worth today:

Gabe Newell's Net Worth is $4.1 Billion

Early Life

Gabe Logan Newell was born on November 3, 1962, in Seattle, Washington, US. As he grew older, his interest in solving puzzles intensified and developed into a passion for computer games and information technology (IT). He studied at 'Harvard University from 1980 to 1983.

Family Tree

Gabe married Lisa Mennet in 1996 and has two sons. Although he is not a very expressive person, he is known to spend a lot of quality time with his wife and children at their home in Long Beach, Washington.

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Spouse Name Lisa Newell
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Education and Certificates

Gabe Newell attended Davis Senior High School in Davis, California. 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. Newell claims he learned more in three months at Microsoft than he ever did at Harvard.

Height and Weight

Here you can read about Gabe Newell's height and weight, as he is 5ft 9in (175 cm, 1.75 m) tall in height and 80 kg (176 lbs) in weight. 

Social Media Profiles

You can be in contact with Gabe Newell and get the latest updates about his career and more on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Career

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 and the GoldSrc game engine. During production on Half-Life 2, Newell focused on the Steam Project. Newell has expressed displeasure over developing his software for gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 3. Nevertheless, he appeared onstage at Sony's keynote address at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Newell has also been critical of the Xbox Live as well as the Windows 8 operating system.

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 "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. That same year, Newell was added to the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Forbes listed him among the 100 richest people in the United States in October 2017.

Awards and Achievements

He was featured as ‘A Name You Should Know’ by ‘Forbes’ in December 2010, for his contribution in developing ‘Steam’ with multiple developers. He was also awarded the ‘BAFTA Fellowship Award’ in March 2013, for his contribution to the video-game industry.

Interesting Facts and FAQs

  • He was inspired by Michael Abrash, who quit ‘Microsoft’ to produce the gaming software ‘Quake’ at ‘id Software.’
  • His approach to dealing with piracy is to give consumers products that are better than what any pirate company can reproduce.

Gabe Newell Photos

Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve.

    
Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve.

    
Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve.

   
Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the co-founder and president of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve.

Gabe Newell is highly approachable and interactive in nature, with a good sense of humor. This has been the key to his success in gauging the challenges that gamers look forward to. He strongly believes in out-of-the-box thinking to keep ahead of others.



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