Top 20 Game Designer celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Game Designer celebrities [Updated August 11, 2022].

1. John Carmack

John Carmack net worth 2020
John Carmack was born on August 20, 1970 in United States.
He launched a visionary, Texas-based company called Armadillo Aerospace that initially aimed to operate commercial spaceflights.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

2. Ed Boon

Ed Boon net worth 2020
Ed Boon was born on February 22, 1964 in Chicago, United States.
Ranked among IGN's Top 100 Game Creators, he helped programmed Mortal Kombat and voiced the yellow ninja character Scorpion.

Net Worth 2020: $12 Million

3. David Vonderhaar

David Vonderhaar net worth 2020
David Vonderhaar was born on September 8, 1972 in United States.
In the World at War edition of Call of Duty, there is a soldier character who is named after Vonderhaar. 

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million


Salary 2020: $3 Million

4. Todd Howard

Todd Howard net worth 2020
Todd Howard was born on April 25, 1971 in United States.
He was named as one of IGN's Top Game Creators of All Time and named by GamePro magazine as one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Gaming over the last 20 years.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

5. Chris Metzen

Chris Metzen net worth 2020
Chris Metzen was born on November 22, 1973 in United States.
He once pursued a career as a professional soccer player.

Net Worth 2020: $10 Million

6. John Tobias

John Tobias was born on August 24, 1969 in Chicago, United States.

Most well known as a creator of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise, John Tobias is also notable for his contributions to the Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus and WWE WrestleMania 21 games.

In 2000, John Tobias co-founded the Studio Gigante game company. A decade later, John Tobias began working for the Zynga company.

Net Worth 2020: $4 Million

7. Toby Fox

Toby Fox net worth 2020
Toby Fox was born on October 11, 1991 in United States.
He produced music for the webcomic Homestuck.

8. Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts net worth 2020
Chris Roberts was born on May 27, 1968 in Redwood City, United States.
He produced several Hollywood movies, including Lord of War and The Jacket.

9. Dave Arneson

Dave Arneson net worth 2020
Dave Arneson was born on October 1, 1947 in United States.
He taught computer game design at Full Sail University for over a decade.

10. Darren Sugg

Darren Sugg net worth 2020
Darren Sugg was born on August 1, 1977 in United States.
He was a game systems developer for the company Turbine, and senior game designer for The Amazing Society.

11. Daniel Doan

Daniel Doan net worth 2020
Daniel Doan was born on September 15, 1989 in San Diego, United States.
He co-authored an e-book called Guide to Game Development Success. He has been a competitive gamer himself, playing League of Legends, Starcraft 2 and MTG. 

12. Zoe Quinn

Zoe Quinn net worth 2020
Zoe Quinn was born on January 11, 1987 in United States.

Game developer and programmer who was the subject of the 2014 blogpost, written by her ex-boyfriend, that sparked the Gamergate controversy.

Following the extensive harassment she received from Gamergate, Zoe Quinn helped found Cash Override, which eventually became part of the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative.

13. Jeff Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan net worth 2020
Jeff Kaplan was born on November 4, 1972 in United States.
He joined the "Legacy of Steel" guild under the online handle of "Tigole" for the video game Everquest.

14. Howard Scott Warshaw

Howard Scott Warshaw net worth 2020
Howard Scott Warshaw was born on July 30, 1957 in United States.
He was the sole designer of the game adaption of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, which proved to be such a commercial failure that Atari had many copies of the game buried in a New Mexican desert. He is also well known for the game Yars Revenge, a game which helped him become an exhibiting artist in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

15. Harvey Smith

Harvey Smith net worth 2020
Harvey Smith was born on December 30, 1966 in United States.
He wrote a book called Big Jack is Dead, which was released in 2013. He was a member of the Air Force for six years.

16. Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen net worth 2020
Edmund McMillen was born on March 2, 1980 in Santa Cruz, United States.
He and Tommy Refenes founded a video game production company called Team Meat.

17. Brianna Wu

Brianna Wu net worth 2020
Brianna Wu was born on July 6, 1980 in United States.
In 2014, she found herself at the forefront of the Gamergate controversy, receiving multiple death threats as a result of her anti-Gamergate stance.

18. Scott Cawthon

Scott Cawthon net worth 2020
Scott Cawthon was born on July 26, 1971 in Houston, United States.
He created a plethora of other games. Most of them can no longer be found. 

19. Warren Spector

Warren Spector net worth 2020
Warren Spector was born on October 2, 1955 in United States.
He has superimposed his own image onto the faces of several of his video game characters.

20. Will Wright

Will Wright net worth 2020
Will Wright was born on January 20, 1960 in Atlanta, United States.
He and investor Jeff Braun created the Maxis video game company and launched the original SimCity game in the late 1980s.