Video game businessmen Markus Persson and Gabe Newell together joined a yearly list which estimate who are the richest people in the world.
Gabe Newell, who had co-founded Valve in 1996, has refined the company at the time of pioneering change to the digital PC games business. Steam, its flagship platform, has collected more than 125 million active players from its launch in 2003. With Newell, the majority shareholder at Valve, he has a net worth currently having $1.3 billion.
With its estimated net worth, Newell is one of the 500 richest people in US according to Forbes.
Joining Newell on the list is Markus Persson also known as “Notch” online. His net worth is also at $1.3 billion. He is one of the youngest businessmen to join the list. He organized the Sweden Studio Mojang last 2008 at time of his breakthrough game Minecraft rise into a phenomenon.
Microsoft proclaimed the buying of Mojang for $2.5 billion this November. Persson stood up and made $1.75 from the deal since he owned 70% of the company.
The complete 2015 Forbes Rich List announce Microsoft co-founder Bill gates on the top of the list with an estimated net value of $79.2 billion.