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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 4,293,235 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). Gabe Newell is the 5th most popular game designer (down from 4th in 2019), the 2,059th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,663rd in 2019) and the most popular American Game Designer.

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  • 57.06

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  • 49

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  • 5.87

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  • 3.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Gabe Newell ranks 5 out of 56Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Markus Persson, Ralph H. Baer, and Hideo Kojima. After him are Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Masayuki Uemura, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoshi Tajiri, and Sid Meier.

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Among people born in 1962, Gabe Newell ranks 43Before him are Antony Blinken, Viktor Tsoi, Kelly Preston, Thomas Kretschmann, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Christiane F.. After him are Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Alessandra Mussolini, Marcia Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Felipe Calderón, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gabe Newell ranks 2,059 out of 18,182Before him are Mary Anderson (1862), Jack Kemp (1935), Fred Rogers (1928), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), and Walter Lantz (1899). After him are Brendan Fraser (1968), Joey Ramone (1951), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Armand Assante (1949), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), and Hiram Maxim (1840).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

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