Michael Morhaime Net Worth is$1.8 Billion
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Profession: Businessperson
Date of Birth: 1966
Ethnicity: White
Country: United States of America
Michael "Mike" Morhaime is an American businessman and video game developer with a approximate net worth of $1.8 billion. Michael Morhaime gained his net worth by being the founder and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, which produces the extremely popular and profitable franchises of Starcraft and World of Warcraft. Based out of Irvine, California. Morhaime was born in Granada Hills, California. In 2008, Morhaime was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame. Following a merger with video game publisher Activision, Blizzard is now part of Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard was then bought out by French conglomerate Vivendi.
Michael "Mike" Morhaime (born 1966) is the president and a co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment (originally founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse), a video game developer located in Irvine, California, currently owned by Activision Blizzard. He is also an alumnus of Triangle Fraternity and received his bachelor's degree in 1990 from UCLA.
In 2008 Morhaime was honored at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for Blizzard's creation of World of Warcraft. Along with Don Daglow of Stormfront Studios and John Carmack of id Software, Morhaime is one of only three designers or producers to accept awards at both the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards and at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Interactive Achievement Awards.
Morhaime plays poker and reached 2nd place in edition 2006 of DICE's Celebrity Poker Tournament. In the last round, Mike faced Scott Fischman and Perry Friedman (World Series of Poker professionals), as well as Ray Muzyka, co-founder and CEO of video game developer Bioware. After a dramatic 45-minute game, Ray emerged victorious, with Morhaime placing 2nd overall in the tournament.
Morhaime graduated from Granada Hills High School in 1985. Morhaime is also a member of L90ETC, a Metal Band formed of and by Blizzard Employees, where he plays bass. His avatar is a male Troll, Mai'Kyl. He also appears in animated form in the South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft," which deals with World of Warcraft.
In 2008, Morhaime was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

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Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime To Be Honored For Philanthropy

The Entertainment Software Association's philanthropic arm has announced Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime as the guest of honor at its annual black tie charity fundraiser. You could join Morhaime and dozens of other video game luminaries at the ...
Posted: September 29, 2011, 8:25 am

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime confirms that a Diablo 3 expansion has been planned

While Blizzard’s Diablo 3 might not have been the successor to Diablo 2 that many fans were hoping for, it is still an enjoyable game nonetheless. It probably helped Blizzard garner new fans as well and we guess many are wondering what sort of new ...
Posted: November 8, 2012, 4:16 am

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime Believes Mainstream Media Needs To Respect ESports And Pro Gamers

Blizzard Entertainment has had a very good year in 2012. The company holds the record for bestselling PC game of the year with Diablo III. And Blizzard has had another success with World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Now the publisher, a division of ...
Posted: November 25, 2012, 12:46 pm
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