Gabe Newell
Real Name/Full Name Gaben Logan Newell
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gaben
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 November 1962
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 100 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Davis Senior High School
College: Harvard University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Lisa Newell
Wife/Spouse Name: Lisa Newell (m. 1996)
Kids/Children Name: 2
Profession: Businessman, Computer Programmer
Net Worth: $5 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Gaben is a highly celebrated American programmer and a businessman. His great video games, such as Half-Life 2m and Left 4 Dead, has earned him global fame. As a result, he has sold numerous video games that have made him billions of dollars. He is also a highly valued person by Microsoft as he contributed to developing the first three versions of windows.

Today, together with his friend Mike they own the company Valve Corporation Company whose global impact has been felt from its release of hit video games. As a result, Gaben is now a billionaire who features among the richest tech celebrities on the planet. He is happily married and has children of his own.

Well, how well do you know about Gabe Newell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gabe Newell’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gabe Newell to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gaben was born on 3rd November 1962 in Seattle, Washington, United States of America. It was unfortunate that he didn’t spend time with his father since he died when he was young. Later, his mother decided to remarry, but he ended up having an abusive stepfather. He used to spend most of his free time as a child playing video games since that was the place he could get comfortable. His love for video games grew each day, and has he decided that he would become a video game designer in his adulthood.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gabe Newell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Gabe Newell’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 3 November 1962. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220lbs in Pound and 100 kg in Kilograms.


He started schooling at Davis Senior High School. After graduating from high school, he joined Harvard University. However, he did not complete his studies since he dropped out of school in his third year after securing a job with Microsoft.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gaben With Wife Lisa Newell
Gaben With Wife Lisa Newell

He fell in love with his girlfriend, Lisa. The two lovers ended up in marriage in 1996. The couple is blessed with two boys. One of his sons is called Gray Newell.

The programmer has been suffering from Fuchs’ dystrophy, which causes the eyes to be cloudy and can result in blurred vision with discomfort. Luckily, he got fully treated in 2007, and he regained his eyesight.

Besides, he is active in social media, online forums and community platforms. These sites offer direct interaction with his fans, and he gets more ideas to develop better video games further to meet the consumer needs.

Is Gabe Newell Gay?

No. He is straight. The celebrity has shown interest in forming a love relationship with an opposite-gender leading to marriage. He married Lisa, with whom they have two sons. Thus, it is evident that Gaben is not gay, and neither is he bisexual.

Professional Career

His first professional career started when he joined Microsoft, a multinational technology company, in 1983. He assumed the role of producing many operating systems. His outstanding programming expertise was evident in the first three versions of windows and other Microsoft applications, in which he was among the producers.

While working at Microsoft, Gaben met another developer Mike Harrington with whom they became good friends. The two friends decided to resign from Microsoft in 1996 to begin their video game development and distribution company, Valve Corporation.

The first video game developed was ‘Half Life’, a first-person shooter video game released in 1998. The subsequent series of the video game was released in 2004. The company also produced a hit video game, ‘Source’ that attracted global attention.

Increased popularity made them develop more video games that sell well globally. Besides, he also designed ‘Portal,’ a video game platform. In 2008, another first-person shooter video game ‘Left for Dead’ was published. Other video games produced by Valve Corporation include: ‘Counter-Strike: Condition Zero’, ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and many other ‘Counter Strike’ series.

In 2008, Logan started acquiring the Turtle Rock Studio Company that became officially under Valve Corporation in 2011. In 2012, he bought Star Filled Studios Inc but was later shut down since it was not showing benefits within a year.


The developer has won many awards. A few of his notable awards include:

  • Game Developers Choice Award for Best Game, for the Half-Life 2 video game
  • British Academy Games Award for Best Multiplayer, for the Left 4 Dead and Left for Dead 2 video game
  • Pioneer Award for breakthrough technology, game design, and game concept
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gabe Newell in 2024

Gaben Net Worth
Gaben Net Worth

As of 2024, His net worth is $5 billion. The primary income source of the celebrity comes from his computer programming career. He turned his talent into a business and now owns the Valve Corporation Company. Most of his net worth can be linked to Microsoft Company, where he worked for about 12 years, where he produced the first three versions of windows.

His company has been a great success and has earned him millions of dollars. For instance, in 2015, he generated more than $2.2 billion. The earnings have shown a steady increase over the years. In 2016, he earned over $4 billion.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

His hoards knives. Currently, he has more than 600 collections of diverse knives in his home. This weird behavior makes one fear him since he has not publicly revealed his intention of doing that.

Developing his passion from a young age, the computer programmer is now a billionaire. Besides, his videos are entertaining and have earned him much fame across the globe. Also, other than developing his career, he has an excellent command of his personal life. He has been in a stable marriage relationship and has children of his own.


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