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Old 14-09-17, 09:27 AM
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Blizzard was founded thanks to a $15,000 loan

Mike Morhaime, CEO and President, helped found the studio using a loan from his grandmother.



Read more on Blizzard's Origin story.

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Pretty cool story and quite the risk that his Grandmother took. Gaming was very niche back then, not the powerhouse of entertainment it is today.
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Pretty cool story and quite the risk that his Grandmother took. Gaming was very niche back then, not the powerhouse of entertainment it is today.
I agree, especially looking at it today. Being one of the biggest studios in the world and the company having a net worth of over $37 billion dollars! Who would have thought that the $15,000 loan would be the start of creating a company that is now, about 20 years later, worth billions?

And also Mike Morhaime having a net worth of $1.8 billion dollars. I wonder what his grandmother thinks now, that her grandson has become/is a billionaire
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