Gabe Newell is perhaps more meme now than man, serving as the punchline to at least half of all the internet’s bad Half-Life 3 jokes. But while we’re all laughing it up, Newell is quietly taking home more money than most of us could ever possibly imagine. How much? His net worth is currently rated at $5.5 billion.
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That puts him a number 97 on Forbes’ list of the Richest people in America, but it’s worth noting that their rounding puts him in a seven-way tie with various heirs and business people. It is possible he’s only the 106th richest person in America. “Only.”