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.
|Alma mater||Harvard University (dropped out)|
|Occupation||President of Valve Corporation|
|Net worth||US$ 5.5 billion (September 2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Mennet Newell (divorced)|
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.
Newell attended Harvard University in 1980, but dropped out 3 years later to work at Microsoft.
- 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.
- "Valve boss Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a 'catastrophe'". BBC. July 26, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "Gabe Newell". Forbes.