The President and CEO of the company Activision Blizzard, Inc. Bobby Kotick was born on January 23, 1959, in New York City. He is American by his nationality. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1980.
These days he is placed at number 85 on Forbes’ list of billionaires with $2.4 billion as his net worth according to 2016 statistics after selling Sierra Entertainment developing video games to CUC International for $660 million back in 1996. And this year it has been announced that the game Call of Duty: Black Ops III made $550 million on its opening day which makes it more than Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ entire first weekend worldwide box office earnings of $528 million.
Bobby has been in the gaming industry for a long time and has done well, he is said to be one of the most influential people in the history of video games. Since 1987 when Activision was founded by Jim Levy and Robert Kotick, then President and CEO of Activision entertainment Bobby Kotick bought back all the stocks from Atari and invested $500,000 and bet on (which was quite strange at that time) the success of Nintendo Wii despite Microsoft’s strong opposition against them.
Net Worth of Bobby Kotick
|Full Name||Robert A. Kotick|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Net Worth||$600 million|
And it turned out, they were right to believe in Nintendo’s success with their new console because it went on sale 24 November 2006 and sold 600,000 units within its first week making it a huge hit among gamers. Also his business strategy differs from that of other companies, Activision have been criticized for being a bunch of money hungry people to which Bobby responded saying that they love games and take notes on what it is the players want and try their best to incorporate them into their games.
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For example: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition which launched last month (August 2014) was created by gamers who wanted playing as one character who could wear two rings at once; something that got brought into the game. One more example is Destiny which has been called boring because there isn’t enough content or things to do, but according to Bobby if you look deeper it has many features such as exploring different planets having different enemies and not finding yourself doing repetitive tasks. And I think this is a good example to show that he does care about gamers and gives them what they want.
Early Life and Career
Bobby Kotick was born on January 23, 1959 in New York City to an American Jewish family.
He attended high school at the Deerfield Academy and later went on to study business at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
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And after graduating with a bachelor’s degree he worked as an associate for The Boston Consulting Group then served as the president of Batterymarch Financial Management which is now part of MFS Investment Management. This company manages many of its stock funds through mutual fund products, pension plans and other collective investment vehicles including separate accounts. And since 1987 when Activision was founded by Jim Levy and Robert Kotick, then President and CEO of Activision entertainment Bobby Kotick bought back all the stocks from Atari and invested $500,000 and bet on (which was quite strange at that time) the success of Nintendo Wii despite Microsoft’s strong opposition against them.