Gabe Newell has often divided public opinion thanks to his outspoken attitude and his huge size.
The attitude has brought him online hell after he once famously stated
â€œThe PS3 is a total disasterâ€
which instantly led to an army of Internet fanboys making every living joke under the sun about Gabe’s massive frame, and let’s be fair here. Gabe is 6 foot 4 and has what can only be described as a less than athletic build.
But if he ever does get offended by what he reads online he can simply head home and cry into his mountain of $100 bills as Gabe is more than likely a billionaire right now.
This startling revelation was revealed by Forbes magazine about a month ago when they interviewed Gabe and also found out that Steam holds between 50% and 70% of the PC gaming digital market. A market that has just been valued at $4 Billion a year.
So on the lower scale Valve is responsible for $2 Billion a year from digital sales and only has 250 employee’s, making it a more profitable company per employee than either Google or Apple.
Not to mention that Valve is not a publically listed company so we don’t really know how much money it pulled in or what it’s using it for, but it’s a fair assumption to believe that it is bringing in hundreds of millions per year and with such low costs and seeing that Gabe owns over 50% of the company it’s safe to assume he’s already breached the billion markâ€¦ or is poised to do it any day now.
*No Valve and Gabe having nothing to do with Duke Nukem Forever, the caption just suits
Last Updated: February 14, 2011