Gabe Newell Biography
Birthday: November 3, 1962 (Scorpio)
Born In: Seattle, Washington
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. He dropped out of ‘Harvard University’ to take up a job with ‘Microsoft’ and worked with them for 13 years. He is the producer of the ‘Windows’ operating system versions 1.01, 1.02, and 1.03. However, his dream was always to have his own software company. He established ‘Valve Corporation’ with Mike Harrington and jointly funded the development of the video games ‘Half-Life’ and ‘GoldSrc’ for ‘Microsoft Windows.’ He also developed the digital distribution platform ‘Steam,’ which offers digital rights management, video streaming, gaming, and social networking. As of 2009, ‘Steam’ owned over 70% of the digital distribution market for video gaming. It also had over 200 million users by 2017. ‘Valve’ developed the ‘HTC Vive’ virtual-reality headset hardware, which is a major competitor of ‘Apple’s ‘App Store’ on ‘Mac.’ He is currently the managing director for game development at ‘Valve.’ In 2017, he was listed among the 100 richest businessmen of the US, by ‘Forbes,’ with a net worth of over $ 5.5 billion.