The richest people in the video game industry have been revealed

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Here it is folks, the list of the richest people in video games

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Markus "Notch" Persson joined Forber's Billionaire List earlier this month. Since then we have heard plenty of rehashing over his $70 million cash purchase of a mansion and whatever other way he has been spending his money. Notch certainly isn't the only person in the video game industry who has seen tons of profit; just think of the guys behind blockbuster mobile games, or people that own large shares of Valve -- they're making a killing too.

It's not a surprise that the people with the most money in gaming come predominantly from mobile and/or Facebook games, but there are only two video game moguls that made it onto the billionaire list thanks to your money (and one that really didn't take your money at all, unless you put money into their Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign).

Here it is folks, the list of the richest people in video games (with pictures in case you meet them):

Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Company: Valve and Steam

Games: Half-Life, Portal, Left for Dead, Team Fortress, etc.


Markus "Notch" Persson


Markus persson

Net Worth: $1.3 billion

Company: Mojang (sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in cash)

Game: Minecraft


Marcus Pincus


Pincus

Net Worth: $990 million

Company: Zynga

Game: Farmville, YoVille, etc.


Melvyn Morris


Melvyn morris

Net Worth: $627 million

Company: King Digital

Game: Candy Crush


Riccardo Zacconi


Riccardo

Net Worth: $548 million

Company: King Digital

Game: Candy Crush


Palmer Luckey


Palmer

Net Worth: $500 million

Company: Oculus VR

Developing: Oculus Rift


Ilkka Paananen


Ilkka

Net Worth: $400 million

Company: Supercell

Game: Clash of Clans

 

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