Gabe Newell

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Gabe Newell

Name: Gabe Logan Newell

Born: November 3, 1962

Computer-related contributions

  • Co-founder and managing director of the video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation.
  • Newell and Harrington used their money to fund Valve through the development of Half-Life.
  • During production on Half-Life 2, he spent several months focusing on the Steam project.
  • Newell spent thirteen years working for Microsoft Corporation, ultimately becoming a "Microsoft Millionaire". Newell has described himself as "producer on the first three releases of Windows".

Honors and awards

  • Forbes named Newell as "A Name You Should Know" (2010).