|Real Name/Full Name||Sidney K. Meier|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Sid Meier|
|Birth Place:||Sarnia, Canada|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||24 February 1954|
|Age/How Old:||68 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Eye Color:||Light green|
|Parents Name:||Father – August Meier
Mother – Albertina Meier
|College:||University of Michigan|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Susan Meier|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ryan Meier|
|Profession:||Game programmer, designer, producer|
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
Sid Meier is a very successful and skilled game programmer, designer, and producer hailing from Sarnia, Canada. Meier is famous worldwide for developing the very popular video game series called Civilization, and he has also established MicroProse alongside developers like Bill Stealey. Meier also serves as the director of the video game company called Firaxis Games, which has launched games like Pirates Mobile, Sid Meier’s Starships, Sid Meier’s Civilization v1 etc.
Well, how well do you know about Sid Meier? If not much, here is what we know about Sid Meier to date.
Biography and Early Life
Sid Meier was born and brought up in Sarnia, Ontario, in Canada to father August Meier and mother Albertina Meier. Meier hails from a family having Dutch as well as Swiss descent. When he was young, he, along with his family, shifted to Michigan, where Meier grew up. However, there is no information about any siblings if he has.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Sid Meier in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Sid Meier’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 23rd November 2022 having been born on 24 February 1954. Though, he is 5′ 7″in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.
There is not much knowledge as to where Sid Meier completed his high school diploma; however, following graduation, he joined the University of Michigan, where he pursued a degree in history and computer science. Since his school days, Meier used to be a technology enthusiast; hence he decided to build a career in software development.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Sid Meier met the love of his life Susan Meier at a church choir in Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cockeysville, following which they got married and have been blessed with a son named Ryan Meier. Meier and his family are devout Catholics and lead a peaceful life in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Is Sid Meier Gay?
Sid Meier is not gay, he is married to Susan Meier, and the couple has a son together named Ryan Meier. All these facts from his personal life are proof that he is straight and has no sexual attraction towards men.
Sid Meier founded a co-worker Bill Stealey, sharing his interest in developing games. In 1982, Meier and Stealey founded MicroProse. The company began with some initial 2D action games, after which it settled into a run of flight simulation titles, all designed and programmed by Meier. Some of them named Floyd of the Jungle, Hellcat Ace, Spitfire Ace, Solo Flight, and Strike Eagle were popular then.
In 1987, pirates were released by the company, and since then, Meier’s name started to be mentioned in the titles of games. Sid is currently said to be working on a game that he started in the early 2000 and is based on some dinosaur concept. He is still now not releasing it because he doesn’t think it’s good enough to be enjoyed by everyone. He wants it to be perfect and is taking time for that.
In 1996, Gamespot declared Meier as the most influential person of all time; the same year ranked eight in “Most Influential Industry Players of All Time” by Computer Gaming World. The year 1999 unleashed new milestones by being the second person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. In 2008, he created history by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Game Developer’s Conference, followed by the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Golden Joystick Awards in 2017.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sid Meier in 2022
Sid Meier’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $40 Million, solely from his career as a game developer, designer, and producer. He has also written few books which were highly praised by the critics.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Sid Meier’s contribution to the world of gaming has rightfully earned him the nickname “The Godfather stores. At one point, he had made a space game and put it on his office network for his co-workers to play with it. It became so popular that his bosses compelled him to take it down.
- Sid Meier had a likeness of himself in Civilization and Civilization 3 for the games science adviser. Many of his games were actually inspired by board games designed by the popular designers named Francis Tresham of Hartland Trefoil Limited.
Sid is one of the most popular game developers and designers who contributed to build some of the most interesting game development studios in the industry. Whatever Sid will create in the future will be of very high potential. He is named ‘civilization man’ because of his famous early developed game Civilization. He is considered a very promising individual in his field and will be doing wonders ahead.