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Gabe Newell

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Gabe Newell
Newell at the 2010 Game Developers Conference.
Born (1962-11-03) November 3, 1962 (age 61)
Alma materHarvard University (dropped out)
OccupationPresident of Valve Corporation
Notable workValve Corporation
SpouseLisa Mennet Newell (divorced)

Gabe Logan Newell (born November 3, 1962) is an American businessman. He is the co-founder and president of video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation. He co-founded Valve with fellow Microsoft employee Mike Harrington. He is also known for founding online video gaming distributor Steam.

Newell was born in Colorado. He was married to Lisa Newell (née Mennet) and has two children. They got divorced in 2019. He suffered from Fuchs' dystrophy, a congenital disease which affects the cornea, but was cured by two cornea transplants in 2006 and 2007.[1]

Newell disliked Windows 8, calling it a "catastrophe" and a "threat to PC gaming".[2]

Newell's networth is $4.3 billion United States dollars.[3]

Newell attended Harvard University in 1980, but dropped out 3 years later to work at Microsoft. Gabe worked with George Forefinger to make popular games such as Counter-Strike, Half Life 1 and 2, Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Portal 1 and 2, and many more

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  1. Chiang, Oliver (February 9, 2011). "The Master of Online Mayhem". Forbes. Retrieved August 28, 2014. The founder of videogame seller Valve suffers from Fuchs Dystrophy, a congenital disease that slowly destroys the cornea. "I have dead-people eyes", he said at the time. Double cornea transplants in 2006 and 2007 cured him and changed him utterly.
  2. "Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'". BBC. July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  3. "Gabe Newell". Forbes.

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