Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard, one of the largest video game companies in the world. He is the force behind the company’s success and has been credited with turning it into a powerhouse in the industry.
Bobby Kotick was born in 1963 and grew up in Long Island, New York. He developed a love for video games early and would often skip school to play them at the local arcade. When he was just sixteen years old, Bobby Kotick started his first video game company: Spectrum HoloByte. The company was later sold to Atari for $24 million.
Kotick continued to invest in the video game industry, and in 1991 he co-founded Activision Blizzard with Jeffrey Kaplan. Thanks mainly to Kotick’s business acumen and vision, the company quickly rose to prominence. Under his leadership, Activision Blizzard has become one of the most successful companies in the gaming industry, with hits like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush.
Bobby is a controversial figure in the video game industry, but there’s no denying that he’s been instrumental in making Activision Blizzard the juggernaut it is today.Kotick has been praised for his business acumen and vision, but he has also been criticized for being a “cutthroat” businessman. In 2012, Kotick was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is currently worth an estimated $850 million.