Gabe Newell Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Gabe Newell

A successful American businessman and video game creator by the name of Gabe Logan Newell, sometimes known as Gaben. He is most known for being the co-founder and managing director of Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corporation, which develops and distributes video games online

Gabe Newell Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                     $4.1 billion
Full Name                      Gabe Logan Newell
Birth Date                      November 3, 1962
Age                                  59 years
Birthplace                      Colorado
Profession                     Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Video Game Producer
Spouse                        ​   Lisa Mennet Newell
Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell

Early Life

Gabe, sometimes known as Gaben, was born in Colorado on November 3, 1962. In Davis, California, he attended Davis Senior High School. He enrolled in Harvard University in 1980, but the head of sales persuaded him to leave in 1983 so that he could work for Bill Gates at Microsoft. Newell claimed to have been the producer on the first three iterations of Microsoft Windows during the 13 years he spent working for the software giant after leaving Harvard University. In three months at Microsoft, according to Newell, he learned more than he ever did


In 1996, Mike Harrington and Newell quit their jobs at Microsoft to start Valve, which they funded with their funds by creating the computer game Half-Life and the GoldSrc game engine. Concerning creating his software for game systems like the PlayStation 3, Newell has voiced his disgust. During Sony’s keynote talk at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, he nevertheless made an appearance on stage. Additionally, Newell has criticized Windows 8 and the Xbox Live service. Other well-known video games created by Valve Corporation include Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Portal, and others.

Because of his efforts with Steam works, Forbes named Newell “A Name You Should Know” in December 2010. Newell received the BAFTA Fellowship Award in March 2013 in recognition of his remarkable and exceptional creative contribution to the video game industry. Newell was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in the same year. In October 2017, Forbes named him among the top 100 wealthiest Americans. Newell was the richest individual in the video game industry as of 2021, according to Charlie Fish.

Gabe Wife

On the day he and Harrington created Valve, Gabe wed Lisa Bennet and they are blessed with two sons. The pair thought childbirth to be the most terrifying thing they could think of at the time, therefore the birth of their eldest son in the late 1990s served as inspiration for the final boss of Half-Life. Newell and Bennet had divorced as of 2019 but they are still friends.

Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell

Newell Video Games

In 2011, Newell included Super Mario 64, Doom, and a mainframe version of Star Trek as some of his favorite video games. He was persuaded by both Doom and Super Mario 64 that video games are the future of entertainment and that they are works of art.

Gabe’s Net Worth

Newell has an estimated net worth f $4.1 billion as of 2022. According to the famed Forbes 400 ranking for the year 2021, Newell has once been included among the top 400 richest persons in the world thanks to his huge wealth.

Gabe Height & Weight

Height                     5’6”
Weight                    100kg
Hair Color               Blonde
Eye Color                Brown

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