Gabe Newell

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Date of Birth November 3, 1962
Place of Birth Washington, DC
Age 58 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Gabe Newell

Gabe Logan Newell, commonly known by his nickname Gaben, is an American computer programmer and businessman best known as the co-founder of the video game developer and digital distribution company Valve. Born in Colorado, he attended Harvard University in the early 1980s, but dropped out and worked for Microsoft, where he worked as a producer for some of the early Windows operating systems. While still working at the company during the mid-1990s, Newell and his co-worker Mike Harrington became convinced that video games were the future of entertainment after playing id Software's Doom and Quake. Intrigued by the prospect of having their own game development studio, Newell and Harrington left Microsoft in 1996 to found Valve, where Newell remains president.

Born: Gabe Logan Newell, November 3, 1962, Colorado, U.S.
Other names: Gaben
Alma mater: Harvard University (dropped out)
Known for: Co-founding Valve
Home town: Seattle, Washington
Net worth: US$ 3.5 billion (
Title: President of Valve
Awards: BAFTA Fellowship (2013), AIAS Hall of Fame Award (2013)
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About Gabe Newell

Long-time Microsoft developer who became the billionaire owner of independent video game company Valve Corporation. He's helped the company release such popular games as the Portal series and the Team Fortress series.

Before Fame

He chose to drop out of Harvard University.


He developed Steam while working on Half-Life 2. He was called A Name You Should Know by Forbes in December 2010.

Family Life

He has two sons with his wife Lisa Newell.


He earned a small fortune while working with Bill Gates at Microsoft, where he played an instrumental role in the development of the first three Windows operating systems.

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