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Gabe Newell Biography

Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
Full Name/Real Name: Gabe Logan Newell
Age: 56 years
Birth Date: 3 November 1962
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 70 kg
Nationality: American
Spouse: Lisa Newell (m. 1996)
Children: 2 Children
Dating: N/A
Profession: Computer programmer and businessman
Net Worth in 2019: $4 billion

What comes to your mind when it comes to online gaming? If you yelled ‘Half-Life,’ then you certainly know the man behind the legendary game. Yes! We are talking about the GOD of online gaming Gabe Newell, the co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company ‘Valve Corporation.’ He is an American businessman and computer programmer who was also one of the leading visionaries behind the first three versions of Windows. Today, he is one of the hundred wealthiest people in America.

There is more to the gaming legend than his achievements, however. Do you know his favorite pastime is watching ‘My Little Pony’? Yes, we kid you not! We are actually talking about the animated show with rainbow-colored horses! That’s not all. Guess what his hobby is, apart from programming? Can’t think of anything? Well, Gabe Newell is obsessed with knives and has a 600 strong collection of knives of all eras, shapes, and sizes!

But do you know how much is Gabe Newell’s net worth in 2019 and how old is he? If you do not know, we have prepared the following article in which you can find everything that interests you about Gabe Newell’s life and career. We have prepared this article for you not only about details of Gabe Newell’s career, professional life and personal life, but also about his net worth, age, height, weight and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

As of 2019, Gabe Newell has a net worth of $4 billion.

Early Life & Biography

Born on 3rd November 1962 and raised in Colorado, America, Gabe Newell has received his schooling from the Davis Senior High School in California. After schooling, he went to Harvard University for further studies in 1980. Gabe dropped out himself before graduating to serve the American company ‘Microsoft‘ and work with them to develop an operating system that changed the world, ‘Windows.’

Gabe Newell’s Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Gabe Newell was born on 3 November 1962 and currently as of 2019, he is 56 years old. Statistics put Gabe Newell height as 1.7 m. and weight 70 kg.

Gabe Newell Personal Life: Affair, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Family & Children

Relationship Statistics of Gabe Newell

What is Gabe Newell marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married Lisa Newell
Is Gabe Newell having any relationship affair? N/A
Is Gabe Newell Lesbian/Gay? No
Who is Gabe Newell’s Spouse? (name): Lisa Newell (m. 1996)
Does Gabe Newell Have Any Kids? Yes (2 Children)

Gabe Newell had a congenital disease called Fuchs’ dystrophy which had affected both his corneas and due to which he had to get them both transplanted. He has been married to Lisa Mennet Newell since 1996, and the couple has two children now.

Career, Awards, & Nominations

Gabe Newell spent a decade working for the American technology company ‘Microsoft.’ He was one of the thinktanks behinds the Windows 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03 operating systems. Later, Gabe Newell, Mike Harrington, and another ‘Microsoft’ employee quit ‘Microsoft’ to start their own company, ‘Valve L. L. C.‘ in 1996. They funded the company to develop the ‘Half-Life‘ and ‘GoldSrc’ game engines which turned out to be great successes for the company. The company has also developed a digital distribution platform and named it ‘Steam.’ ‘Valve’ announced this digital distribution software platform at the game developer’s conference in 2002. ‘Steam’ offers social networking services, gaming services, video streaming, and DRM. The platform has 150 million registered accounts, making it the largest digital distribution platform for personal computer gaming. The ‘Steam’ digital store plays a significant role in selling PC games.

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‘Valve’ has produced many video games including the ‘Day of Defeat’ series, ‘Counter-Strike’ series, ‘Half-Life’ series, ‘Dota 2’ and many others. The company makes $100 million per year approximately, and now it is valued at around $4 billion. Gabe Newell developed and announced ‘Portal 2’ for the Sony’s PlayStation 3 in 2007. Discussing its open nature, he was quoted as saying that it would be the best version of any console.

In 2010, the company was awarded for being the best developer by the Escapist magazine’s March Mayhem Tournament. Gabe Newell has been awarded the GDC Pioneer award, an Academy Fellowship award and 2 BAFTA games award. He had also won the game development Choice Award in 2005.

Gabe Newell Net Worth & Earnings in 2019

Gabe Newell Net Worth
Gabe Newell Net Worth

As of 2019, Gabe Newell’s estimated net worth is $4 billion. He was at the 97th position in the list of the hundred wealthiest Americans in 2018. The primary sources of Gabe’s fortune are his games, which he releases through his company, ‘Valve Corporation.’ The digital distribution platform ‘Steam‘ developed by Gabe Newell’s company has become the largest digital distribution platform in the world and has been making around $4.3 billion out of its 150 million users. He makes a considerable amount of money as he owns half the stakes of the company.

The defect in Gabe Newell’s eyes did not prove detrimental to his dreams. He succeeded in achieving laurels in computer programming. His life encourages people with various anomalies or serious diseases to pave their paths to reach goals and touch heights.