John Carmack
John Carmack
Real Name/Full Name John D. Carmack II
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Carmack
Birth Place: Shawnee Mission, Kansas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 August 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 76 Kg
In Pounds – 167.5 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Stan Carmack
Mother – Inga Carmack
Siblings: N/A
School: Shawnee Mission High School
College: University of Missouri
Religion: Atheist – Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Katherine Anna Kang (m. 2000)
Kids/Children Name: 2 (Christopher Ryan Carmack)
Profession: Engineer, Game Developer
Net Worth: $60 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

John D. Carmack II, popularly known as John Carmack, is an American engineer and a video game developer. He is best known for being the chief technical officer of Oculus VR. He is the co-founder of id Software, which is a video game company. In his career, John has created many iconic games, which includes Doom, Wolfenstein, and many more.

Well, how well do you know about John Carmack? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Carmack’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 John Carmack to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Carmack was born on 20th August 1970 in Kansas, USA. His father, Stan Carmack, was a TV news reporter and his mother’s name was Igna Carmack. John grew up in Kansas and was interested in computers from an early age. With the rapid growth of video games in the early ‘80s, a young John was introduced to video games when he was just eight years old. Playing video games left an impactful impression on John, and hence he grew up spending a considerable amount of time playing and studying video games.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Carmack in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Carmack’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024 having been born on 20 August 1970. Though, he is 5’ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167.5 lbs in Pound and 76kg in Kilograms.


John Carmack went to Shawnee Mission High School and even attended another high school when he lived in Missouri. During his time at his high school, John had once broken into his school trying to steal a computer, but was arrested by police and was sent to a juvenile home for a year. After completing high school, John enrolled himself at the University of Missouri. After successfully completing his first year at college, John dropped out and decided to work as a freelancer.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Carmack With Wife Katherine Anna Kang
John Carmack With Wife Katherine Anna Kang

John Carmack is currently married to Katherine Anna Kang. The couple met in 1997 and, after a few years of dating, were married in 2000. The couple has blessed a son in 2004 and had another child after a few years.

In the era of 1990s, he was so successful with his business that he bought 2 Ferrarus, a 328 model and another one was Ferrari Testarossa. In 1997, he donated one of his Ferraris to Dennis Fong, who was the winner of the Quake Tournament.

Is John Carmack Gay?

No, John Carmack is not gay. He is currently married to Katherine Anna Kang and is even father to two kids. This clearly proves that John is not gay.

Professional Career

John Carmack started his career by working in a company named Softdisk. While working at Softdisk, John began to building plans for his company. After a few years, he and some of his friends left their jobs and founded their company id Software. At id Software, John played a vital role in creating some of the company’s most notable games, including Doom, Quake, and many others. Id Software has helped in creating a 3D shooting game, Wolfenstein 3D. He developed many first-person perspective games to provide a virtual-real experience to the users.

In 2013, John left id Software and joined Oculus VR as the chief technical officer.


Having created many video games in his career, John Carmack has done an exceptional job as a programmer. He has received a BAFTA Fellowship award in 2016 and has also won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award in 2007. He is considered to have brought many important changes in the world of video gaming.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Carmack in 2024

John Carmack Net Worth
John Carmack Net Worth

The net worth of Dan Reynolds is estimated in 2024 and found out to be $60 Million. He has earned a major part of his net worth by being the CEO of id Software for several years and then by being the CTO of Oculus VR. He had a very successful career at id Software and in the ‘90s had two Ferraris.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • John Carmack does not believe in God and is an atheist.
  • John Carmack is so reluctant to change that he had the same pizza from the same pizza company, Domino’s Pizza, from the same delivery boy for fifteen years while he was working at id Software.

John has followed his passion for gaming and was able to redefine the complete gaming experience in the ‘90s. John has played a significant role in the development of many games. He is a gifted multi-talented programmer who has had a very successful career as a video game creator.


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