This article will explore the business background of Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard. He became CEO of the video game company in 1991, shortly after buying a stake in the company. Bobby Kotick is a self-described “game fanatic.”
Known for his work with video games, American businessman Bobby Kotick has made himself a millionaire. Originally, he attended the University of Michigan but dropped out to concentrate on his career. He then became the CEO of the video game company Activision Blizzard. Kotick became the richest person in America after the launch of Heavy Gear. The company has since expanded into other entertainment areas such as movies and television.
Despite his success, Kotick has been a controversial figure in the business world. During his time at the University of Michigan, Kotick bought a 25% stake in Mediagenic, which later became Activision. The deal involved the company providing personal contact information to employees at Blizzard. The lawsuit lasted six years, and Kotick never paid the employee. His net worth is $11 million.
Aside from acting, Kotick also donated to many charities and organizations. The non-profit, As You Sow ranked Kotick 45th out of the 100 highest-paid chief executive officers in the United States. His charitable work includes donations to University of Michigan sports teams. Kotick also supports several other causes, including environmental protection and animal rights. Kotick’s wealth and fame have made him a billionaire.
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