Gaben Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 


Gaben is a co-founder of Valve Corporation, a video game development company. He is the current president and co-founder.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Gabe Logan Newell was born in Seattle, Washington, on November 3, 1962. After his father died, his mother remarried. According to reports, Gaben’s stepfather was abusive. Gaben attended Harvard University for three years before leaving in 1983 to work for Microsoft.

Gaben’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Gaben was born on November 3, 1962, and will be 59 years old on July 21, 2022. His height is 1.7 meters, and his weight is 100 kilograms.


Gaben’s Profession & Career

Gaben developed an interest in video games as a child while playing Atari games, and this is when he decided he wanted to be a video game designer. In 1983, he began working for Microsoft, a multinational technology company, where he was the creator of several operating systems. Gaben worked on many projects at Microsoft, including the first three versions of Windows and several applications.

Gaben and his colleague Mike Harrington left Microsoft in 1996 to found Valve Corporation, a video game development, and distribution company. They created their first video game, a first-person shooter called Half-Life, which was released in 1998. They also released a sequel to the game in 2004 called Half-Life 2.

Gaben worked with Valve Corporation to develop and release many globally popular games, including Portal, a puzzle-platform video game released in 2003, Day of Defeat, a first-person shooter video game released in 2008, and Dota 2, the most popular multiplayer online battle arena video game. Valve Corporation is also the creator and publisher of the Counter-Strike video game series, which includes Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

Gaben purchased Turtle Rock Studios for Valve Corporation in 2008, but the arrangement was terminated in 2010-2011. Later, in 2012, Valve Corporation acquired another company called Star Filled Studios Inc., but that arrangement was released after one year due to a lack of benefits.

Given monitors what people say on forums and communities, he seriously considers people’s suggestions and ideas for his company’s games to continue improving and developing what people genuinely want.

Achievements and Awards

Gaben has an impressive list of award nominations and wins. His awards include the Game Developers Choice Award for Best Game (Half-Life 2), the British Academy Games Award for Best Multiplayer (Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2), the Pioneer Award for groundbreaking technology, game concept, or gameplay design (2009), and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award (2013).

Gaben’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Gaben has been married to Lisa Newell since 1996. He and Lisa are parents to two kids. Gaben had Fuchs’ dystrophy, which was treated in 2007.

Gaben’s Salary and Net Worth

Gaben’s net worth is estimated to be more than $4 billion as of July 2022. He made his fortune at Microsoft for 12-13 years and then at Valve Corporation, which he co-founded with Mike Harrington. Gaben earned approximately $2.2 billion in 2015 and over $4 billion in 2016. Gaben made a fortune by creating the first three versions of Windows.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameGaben
Real NameGabe Logan Newell
Age59 years old
Birth Date3 November 1962
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington, United States
Height1.7 m
Weight100 kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLisa Newell (m. 1996)
ChildrenYes (Gray Newell)
ProfessionAmerican computer programmer and businessman
Net Worth $4 billion