Brandon Beck was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a businessman and entrepreneur who is best known for being the co-founder and CEO of the video game publisher Riot Games, Inc., together with Marc Merrill. He is also recognized for being a video game developer, best remembered as the co-creator of one of the most popular games all over the world “League Of Legends”.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Brandon Beck as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Beck’s net worth is equal to $50 million, which has been accumulated mostly through his successful involvement in the business industry as a game developer.
Brandon Beck Net Worth $50 Million
Brandon Beck spent his childhood in Los Angeles, where his career in the business industry started. As a child he played various games, and due to that he became very interested in the creation of games. After high school, he attended the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing. As he was an honorable alumni of the college, he gave a speech at the Marshall School of Business in 2011.
Before Brandon co-founded the Riot Games with Marc Merrill, he was an employee of a business consulting company entitled Bain & Company, working as a consulting manager. However, in 2006, he left when he befriended Marc Merrill, andthe two soon started working on a video game development platform, and company entitled Riot Games. In 2006, it was officially launched, with its main office in West Los Angeles, California. The two started working on their first game, and in 2008, they announced the “League Of Legends: Clash of Fates”, released in October 2009 as “League Of Legends”. The game is made possible for users to play for free; however, it is funded by micro transactions by buying in-game items. Ever since its launch, the game`s popularity has been increasing, and now its users are numbered at a minimum of 80 million, which has significantly increased Brandon`s net worth.
However, Brandon and Marc decided to sell their ownership of Riot Games, firstly selling the majority of the shares to the Tencent Holdings for around $230 million, which really increased Brandon`s net worth, and in December, it was announced that Tencent Holdings had obtained the rest of the shares, but no amount was mentioned in the statement, although it certainly increased further Brandon`s net worth. Despite selling his shares, Brandon is still the CEO of Riot Games.
Thanks to his accomplishments, Brandon has received several awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award. Undoubtedly, his net worth will become even bigger in the forthcoming years, as he successfully continues his career in the gaming industry.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, there is little information about Brandon Beck, as he obviously keeps it private. He is quite active on his official Twitter account, where he posts updates and information about the League Of Legends, and his upcoming ventures. His residence is still in Los Angeles, California.
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