Gabe Newell vs Donald Trump

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Cofounder and CEO, Valve Corporation
President-elect, United States
$5.5 Billion
Net worth 2018
$3.08 Billion
Gambling & Casinos
Industry
Real Estate
Seattle, Washington
Residence
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York City, New York, United States
United States
Country
United States
03/11/1962
BirthDay
14/06/1946
Height
1.88 m
2
Children
5
Drop Out, Harvard University
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania; Fordham University
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TIMELINE
2017

In October 2017, Forbes listed him among the 100 richest people in the United States, with an estimated net worth of US$5

2013

In March 2013, Newell received the BAFTA Fellowship award for his contributions to the video game industry

2010

In December 2010, Forbes named Newell as "A Name You Should Know", primarily for his work on Steam having partnerships with multiple major developers

2007

In 2007, Newell openly expressed his displeasure over developing his software for gaming consoles, particularly the PlayStation 3

2006

Newell formerly suffered from Fuchs' dystrophy, a congenital disease which affects the cornea, but was cured by two cornea transplants in 2006 and 2007

1990

During his time at the company, Newell, along with co-worker Mike Harrington, were impressed by computer games that were being released in the mid 1990s, such as id Software's Doom and Quake

1980

He attended Harvard University from 1980 to 1983, eventually dropping out

1962

Newell was born on November 3, 1962, in Seattle, Washington

1971

In 1971, he moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and became involved with larger building projects. In the following year, he finalized first multi-million dollar real estate transaction with the sale of Swifton village in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1985

In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South.

1988

In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

1989

In 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big issue.

1989

By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments but he somehow financed the construction of his third casino, the $1 million Taj Mahal, with high-interest junk bonds. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.

1990

In 1990, he regained his previous stable financial position and fame and opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Soon he gained approval for Riverside south development of West Side rail yards.

1996

In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Tean USA pageants.

2003

In 2003, he became joint partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Following its success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ along with British TV producer Mark Burnett.

2004

On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership from 56 percent to 27 percent. The company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November and soon the company re-emerged from bankruptcy as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings’.