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Fortnite: founder Tim Sweeney is among the 200 richest men in the world



Fortnite: founder Tim Sweeney is among the 200 richest men in the world


Fortnite it was perhaps the true revelation of the year just ended. The battle royale, downloadable for free on all platforms, including smartphones, has dramatically increased its players, spreading to millions and millions of homes around the world. The age target of the players is very wide, from 7/8 years old children to adults, even many famous footballers such as Ozil, Neymar (who participated in the New Year’s event with Ninja) play assiduously. Griezmann, the great French striker, in his celebrations after scoring is inspired by the ballets present on Fortnite.

The dances, skins and other paid decorative items have allowed a huge flow of money to the Epic Gamesthe company that created the game, reaching billions of dollars in the calendar year.

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Tim Sweeney among the 200 richest men in the world

As reported by Bloombergthe founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, thanks to success with Fortnite, he became the 192nd richest man in the world, with an estimated fortune of ben 7.15 billion dollarsabout 100 million more than Silvio Berlusconi.

What makes it incredible is the fact that you have had such an immense income with a simple video game, which is moreover playable for free. However, he is not the only one who got rich. Also many Youtubers, thanks to videos and live broadcasts, have taken on a lot of popularity and earnings, including Ninjawhich, as also mentioned in yesterday’s report on Tg1, earned 10 million dollars in 2018.

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Furthermore, according to experts, the success of Fortnite should continue unchallenged also in 2019, and collaborations on TV could also start, perhaps with Netflix.