John Romero
John Romero
Real Name/Full Name Alfonso John Romero
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Romero
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 October 1967
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Alfonso Antonio Romero
Mother – Ginny Antonio
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kelly Mitchell (m. 1987; div. 1989)​,
Elizabeth Ann McCall (m. 1990; div. 1998)​
Raluca Alexandra Pleşca (m. 2004; div. 2011)
Kids/Children Name: Michael, Steven, and Antoinette
Profession: Video designer, programmer, and developer
Net Worth: $3 million approx
Last Updated: April 2024

For many people, video game is a way of recreating and relaxing their mind after a long day in the office or at school. What many of us don’t know is that our passion in video games can be turned into millions of dollars if you took more interest in it. One of the people who have treated video games as a recreational activity is John Romero.

John’s interest in video games started when he was still young and he later realized there is more he could do with the games rather than just sitting there and playing. He decided to become an innovator and source of more fun to video game lovers. Today, he is a well-known American video game designer, programmer and developer.

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

Biography and Early Life

Romero was born on the 28th of October in 1967 in a place known as Colorado Springs in Colorado, United States. He is American by birth with Yaqui, Mexican, and Cherokee heritage. John is the son of Ginny Alfonso and Alfonso Antonio Romero who met as teenagers in Tucson, Arizona, and fell in love with each other.

His father was a first-generation Mexican American who was working at an air force base as a maintenance man. He spent his days fixing heating systems and air conditioners. He developed a great interest in video game programming at a very early age. The information of his siblings if he had any is still under review.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Romero in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Romero’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 28 October 1967. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


John Romero spent much of his childhood days playing video games. In 1978, when he was 11 years of age, he was influenced by the arcade game Space Invaders due to its Shoot the alien gameplay. This is what introduced him to video games. However, what greatly influenced his career was Namco’s Maze chase arcade game known as Pac-Man which was released in 1980. Due to his great interest in gaming, since he was a young boy, he has not taken time to mention anything about his school life. Once we get substantial information, we will let you know.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

When it comes to his love story, he has a lot to tell. He has been married four times in his life and three of these marriages have ended in divorce. His first marriage was with Kelly Mitchell in 1987. Although this marriage lasted for only two years since they divorced in 1989, it produced two sons named Michael who was born in 1988, and Steven born in 1989.

After divorcing Kelly, he met Elizabeth Ann McCall, and the two got married in 1990 and divorced in 1998, but their union produced a daughter named Antoinette who was born in 1990. Raluca Alexandra Plescia was originally from Bucharest, Romania. Then he met Raluca and Romania got married in January 2004 but unfortunately just like the other two marriages, they got divorced in 2011. They however didn’t have any child together. He later met Brenda and tied the knot with her in 2012 a marriage that stands to date. They have no kids together.

Is John Romero Gay?

John might have had a crazy love life but one thing that is for sure is that he is not gay. His four marriages is enough to prove that he only has eyes for women.

Professional Career

In 1980, he received an Apple II, and he realized that he had received a platform where he could set up his own game. The first game he developed was known as Crazy Climber clone but unfortunately, the game was not published. He never gave up and knew he was called to do gaming and was ready to do all was in his power to realize his dreams.

He later formed his first company known as Capitol Ideas Software, and it became the developer of not less than 12 of the games he had established earlier. His first industry job was at Origin Systems in 1987 after spending 8 good years of his life programming games. Since then, he has worked with different companies and released various games some of which include: Space Rogue, Might &Magic II, Dark Castle and Commander Keen among others.


When it comes to the awards and recognition this man has received, the list might be endless. This is because he has received many. Some of these include Apple II Forever Award in 2012, Cacoward Award, Bizkaia Award, Time Magazine’s Cyber Elite 50, and Development Legend Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Romero in 2024

John Romero Net Worth
John Romero Net Worth

Not many celebrities are comfortable revealing information about their annual income and there is no difference when it comes to John Romero. As of 2024, we don’t have the actual net worth of John Romero but it is estimated to be not less than $3 million. Romero has earned all this wealth from his career as a video designer, programmer, and developer.

Romero started video developing and programming as a hobby but little did he know that it would be his source of livelihood later on in life. Today, he is one of the most celebrated video developers and he is still working day and night to develop more games for his fans.


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