Alexey Pajitnov
Alexey Pajitnov
Celebrated Name: Alexey Pajitnov
Real Name/Full Name: Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 14 March 1956
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Nationality: Russian
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Nina
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Peter and Dmitri)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Alexey Pajitnov Gay?: No
Profession: Video game designer, Computer engineer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [2020]: $4 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov is a well-reputed figure in the world of game designing for his creation of Tetris. While working in the Soviet Academy of Sciences for Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre, he came forth with the development of Tetris. Later he initiated his own company, The Tetris Company, America, based to collect royalties from his games.

Maybe you know about Alexey Pajitnov very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Alexey Pajitnov’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Alexey Pajitnov stepped in the world on 14 March 1956 in the lands of Moscow of the Soviet Union. Pajitnov, being starred for Tetris, had his inspiration from his childhood toys. In his childhood, he had been an expert in solving puzzles and played with pentominotoys. Tetris, his creation in 1984, would be impossible without the help of Dmitri Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov.

Being a game enthusiast, his creation didn’t stop after Tetris, and he came up with the sequel, Well this. Well, this had the same principle as that of Tetris except for the 3D environment. Tetris got officially approves and licensed by ELORG(Soviet company) which had a monopoly on the import and export in the Soviet Union.

Since Pajitnov was employed under the Soviet Government, he was not accustomed to the royalties. Later in 1996, The Tetris Company (his initiative) with Henk Rogers helped in the Super NES version of Yoshi’Scookies, Pandoras Box, which emphasizes complex jigsaw puzzles.

It was then when he got the privilege to collect royalties from his creations. Afterwhile Pajitnov was employed by Microsoft in the period between 1996-2005. Meantime he worked on several projects, which include Microsoft Entertainment Pack- The Puzzle Collection, MSN Mind Aerobics, Hexic HD.

Presently Pajitnov is working on releasing a new line of Puzzle games with the collaboration of Wildsnake Software.

Personal Life

Pajitnov was throughout hardworking maintaining tough schedules. He’dstsrt his morning with sausages eggs and cottage cheese. He never misses his household errands still would show up at the office around 10 AM. Being an extrovert human, he shared his desks with 5/6 colleagues and helped equally.

He worked midnight every day for his successful company. Pajitnov, after joining hands with Rogers, took his wife, Nina, and sons, Veterans Dmitri to Bellevue, Washington, where he was working for The Tetris Company. As per recent news, Dmitri (Pajitnov’s son) died in a skiing accident near Mount Rainier in 2017.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 March 1956, Alexey Pajitnov is 68 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Pajitnov’s speedy career started in the year 1984 with Tetris. He was helped by Vadim Gerasimov and Dmitry Pavlovsky. Tetris was followed by its sequel, Welltris, in 1989, which had Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore64, DOS, Macintosh, and ZC spectrum as its platform. Pajitnov designed Welltris with the help of Andrei Sgenov. It was followed by Faces in 1990, which was helped by Vladimir Pokhilko and had Amiga, Dos Macintosh, as its platform.

In the same year, Pajitnov developed his own and original creation, Harris and Knight Move. Next, he designed Wordtris in 1991, followed by El-Fish in 1993. The fruitful platform was Windows, which witnessed major of his works like Knight Moves(1995), Microsoft Entertainment Pack(1997), Pandoras Box, Microsoft AI Puzzle(2001), Hexic(2003), Dwice(2006). Pajitnov’s latest work was Marbly in 2013 for the iOS platform.

Awards & Achievements

Pajitnov’s first achievement was in the year 1996 when Gamespot awarded him with the fourth most influential game developer of all time. A decade later, in March 2007, for his casual games market, he was awarded the Game Developers Choice Awards First Penguin Award. Again two years later, he received the honorary award at the Der Deutsche Games Award in Cologne, Germany. In 2012, he made it to the list of nominations of one-hit wonders of the video game industry. Recently, in 2015, Pajitnov won the Bizkaia award at the Fun and Serious Game Festival.

Net Worth & Salary of Alexey Pajitnov in 2024

Alexey Pajitnov Net Worth
Alexey Pajitnov Net Worth

Alexey Pajitnov worked with Bill Gates for Microsoft Puzzles in the year 1996. As per statistics, Pajitnov is considered to have an approximate worth of $4 million as of June 2024.

Alexey Pajitnov had set a benchmark for every game designer and enthusiast for all time. To mention, Breakthru is a very popular video game endorsed by Pajitnov. Also, Clockwerx is another video game endorsed by him. Pajitnov’s success meter rose when he left the Soviet Government for The Tetris Company, which yielded him better results in his future years.


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