Gabe Newell

1962 - Today

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Gabe Logan Newell (born November 3, 1962), nicknamed Gaben, is an American businessman and the president of the video game company Valve. Newell was born in Colorado and grew up in Davis, California. He attended Harvard University in the early 1980s but dropped out to join Microsoft, where he helped create the first versions of the Windows operating system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabe Newell has received more than 3,894,681 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gabe Newell is the 4th most popular game designer (up from 26th in 2019), the 1,664th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,964th in 2019) and the most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 3.29

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Among game designers, Gabe Newell ranks 4 out of 46Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Ralph H. Baer, and Hideo Kojima. After him are Markus Persson, Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, and Steve Jackson.

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Among people born in 1962, Gabe Newell ranks 31Before him are Steve Carell, Izzy Stradlin, Dave Gahan, Stephen Chow, Axl Rose, and Emilio Estevez. After him are Anthony Kiedis, Carlos Sainz, Michelle Yeoh, Milo Đukanović, Felipe Calderón, and Christiane F..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gabe Newell ranks 1,664 out of 15,968Before him are Fredric March (1897), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Kim Peek (1951), Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Gus Grissom (1926), and David Baltimore (1938). After him are William Nordhaus (1941), Dwight Schultz (1947), Michael Rooker (1955), Richard S. Castellano (1933), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), and McCoy Tyner (1938).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Gabe Newell ranks 1After him are Jeff Kinney (1971), Steve Jackson (1953), Lizzie Magie (1866), Gary Gygax (1938), Will Wright (1960), John Carmack (1970), John Romero (1967), Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), and Mark Cerny (1964).