Just that you guys know, I read ALOT. From gaming to software, from hardware to entertainment, from entertainment to politics and also business. Well, I only read the interesting ones though. Forbes released its annual global billionaire list for 2011 not long ago, and I thought I should share some of my findings with you. Being as jealous as I am, the online gaming industry wouldn’t be as mature as it is now if not for their contributions (and of course contributions from our pockets). So, without further a due, let’s read on!
First, we take a look at the current standard bearer for online gaming, the land of online gaming itself… South Korea! Both CEOs of gaming giants, NCsoft and Nexon made it to the list, with Nexon’s Kim Jung-Ju increasing his fortune by almost USD 1.5 billion in a short one year span! NCsoft’s Kim Tack-Jin saw only an increase of around USD 300 million. By the way, the photos are replaced with more recent ones by me… or better looking ones. Haha.
Next, we move on to the next big thing of online games, China. Leading the pack will be the one of the co-founders of Tencent, which is the country’s largest online company. Trust me, their programs and products are everywhere in the Mainland. This is followed by Netease’s CEO. whose company clinched the rights for World of Warcraft in China last year. In third place will be the co-founder of Tencent. Rounding up the list of online gaming billionaires will be the CEO of Shanda Interactive, which bought Dragon Nest’s developer last year.