Being video gamers, you likely are familiar with the Valve co-founder and president. But Forbes, business list-maker extraordinaire, has taken notice and looks to feature Gabe Newell in a December magazine roundup of influential people and concepts.
Forbes isn't doing this because it expects Episode 3 sometime next year. The numbers it likes are 70 percent - one industry's estimate for how much market share Steam controls; 200 percent, the sales growth it's seen over the past 12 months, and ??? million - a revenue figure that must be in the hundreds, Forbes speculates, as a 2005 profile of the private, tight-lipped company had its revenue figure at $US70 million.
It's not richest nor most powerful person in the world, nor top 10 of either, but Gabe isn't doing too bad.
Names You Need to Know in 2011: Gabe Newell [Forbes]