Thursday, March 08, 2012

Occupy this--Gabe Newell billionaire

I know nothing about video games, but noticed at Forbes that Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve Corporation, is one of the richest people on the planet at 49. With an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion dollars, he ranks 854th out of 1,226 global billionaires. He's also a college drop out, married, and overweight (judging from his photos). He used to work for Microsoft and took his money in 1996 and invested in his own idea for video gaming. See how that works, Occupiers, Whiners and Lefties? Also after browsing a few minutes, I get the impression he's not too popular with the competition. I even saw some YouTube videos where he is portrayed as a monster.

Forbes story

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