John Carmack, an American game designer, developed many modern-day games such as Doom, Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Rage, among others. Moreover, his works have been licensed for usage by Call of Duty.
Come join us as we explore about his life in a greater depth — from his general wikis to career to married details.
How Old Is John Carmack? Wiki, Education, Parents
John Carmack was born on 20th August 1970 which makes him 49 years old (as of Jan 2020).
The computer prodigy though has maintained to tighten any possible faucets that could leak information about his parents.
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Kansas-born John attended the local University of Missouri-Kansas City for education. The American game designer studied computer programming for two semesters.
Most of us knew John as a game developer, but what only a few of the people knew about John is that he is an entrepreneur too. He served as the founder of the Doom Developer id Software until 2013 after which he set his journey on a new mission.
Net Worth, Height, Career
All credit to his programming skills, John accumulated a staggering net worth of $50 million until the end of 2019.
In 1990, John and company made their software named Future Id Software. The company, then, sold its right to ZeniMax Media in June 2009 for a huge $150 million and John alone made $45 million from the deal.
As of 2020, the entrepreneur cum developer worked as the Chief Technical Officer at Oculus where he researched VR technology.
For his relentless efforts dedicated to the VR technology, John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019’s VR Award.
Wife, Children, Married Details
John Carmack married his wife, Katherine Anna Kang, on 1st January 2000.
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John and wife Katherine first met each other in the all-female Quake tournament, an event organized by the latter. They then dated each other for a while until the couple felt the need to take their relationship to the next step.
Katherine, a CEO of Fountainhead Entertainment, Inc., is also a mother of their two children. The married pair’s first child, Ryan Carmack, was born in 2005, while their second son was born in 2010.