Video game industry's wealthiest entrepreneurs 2016

The graph shows the estimated net worth of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the video game industry worldwide as of July 2016. According to the source, Ma Huateng, the founder and chairman as well as CEO of Tencent, was worth 21.9 billion U.S. dollars in the measured period. Overall, Tencent reported 70.84 billion Chinese yuan revenue from its online games in 2016. Tencent is famous for expanding its operations, and so it comes as no surprise that the company spends millions of dollars on acquisitions of many international gaming companies. As of June 2016, Tencent invested over 700 million U.S. dollars combined in Epic Games, Riot Games and Activision Blizzard.

Estimated net worth of the wealthiest video game industry entrepreneurs worldwide as of July 2016

Entrepreneur (company) Net worth in billion U.S. dollars
Ma Huateng (Tencent)21.9
William Ding (NetEase)11.5
Shi Yuzhu (Giant Interactive)5.4
Kwon Hyuk-Bin (SmileGate)4.9
Kim Jung-Ju (Nexon)3.5
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Source

Release date

July 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

July 2016

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