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 on the Future of World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm

Following the opening ceremony at BlizzCon today, IGN spoke with Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime about what’s next for World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm, plus how the rest of Blizzard’s franchises are poised to continue evolving.
Posted: November 8, 2013, 10:07 pm

'World of Warcraft' Expansion 6 Releasing Next Week! Here's Everything You Can Expect

According to GameSpot, Blizzaed CEO Mike Morhaime said that updates in their games are very important. "We view expansions as a huge opportunity to do that," he said, adding that the company has supported the game with "free updates." These free updates ...
Posted: July 30, 2015, 7:27 am

Mike Morhaime Encourages BlizzCon Attendees to Take A Stand Against Harassment

Update #1: This WOW Insider liveblog confirms that Morhaime was specifically talking about GamerGate. Here's the bit: "As a final note, the DirecTV stage with Mike Morhaime as a guest confirms he was speaking out against GamerGate during the introductions ...
Posted: November 7, 2014, 4:33 pm
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