|Celebrated Name:||Chris Roberts|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Chris Roberts|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Birth Date:||27 May 1968|
|Birth Place:||Redwood City, California, US|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Sandy Gardiner|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (2 girls)|
|Is Chris Roberts Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Video Game Developer, Programmer, Film Director and Producer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$20 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Chris Roberts is a famous British-American video game developer, programmer, film director, and producer who has been mainly known for producing the Wing Commander series while he was at the Origin Systems and currently working on the space simulator for Start Citizen that is crowdfunded.
With this, they promise to give the world the greatest space game that has ever been seen. Here is a short biography and story of Chris Roberts. Keep reading to know more about him.
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Early Life & Biography
Chris Roberts was born on 27 May 1968 in Redwood City, California, in the United States. He was born to a British father and an American mother. Having been born in the United States, he, however, got raised in Manchester, England, whereby he went to Parrs Wood High School.
While still at his young age, his father took him to watch a Manchester Cinema known as Star Wars in 1977, which became the game-changer in the life of Roberts fueling his passion for the galaxies and space above.
While at a young age, he showed up much talent and passion in video games composition, whereby he made several games such as Wizadore and Stryker’s Run for the BBC Micro.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 27 May 1968, Chris Roberts is 55 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.73 m tall, and weight is 65 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Chris Roberts is of straight sexual orientation through which he is a married man. Chris has married twice, through which he tied knots with his second wife in the year 2015. His wife is known as Sandi Gardiner, an Australian-born actress and model. She is also a co-founder of the Cloud Imperium Games Corporation, where she is also the head of the Marketing Department.
Chris Roberts’s passion for his career commenced at a very early age, having grown around computers. His father also took a step ahead, having bought him a BBC Micro in the early 1980s. Chris enhanced his computer skills by attending extra-curricular classes at Manchester University.
He never got interested in what he was taught in school and would focus on writing codes for action games. Teachers realized and gave him an opportunity to create a game that would be attached to the Game of the Month magazine. This gave him his first opportunity in his career, earning him much while he was still at the age of 13 years.
While he was at the age of 18 years, he went to work at Origin Systems Inc., from which he developed games such as Bad Blood (1990) and Times of Lore (1988). He was highly influential for the company’s revenue growth from $4 million to $50 Million.
He later developed the Wing Commander in 1990, which got much popularity and became Origin’s most successful product. After this, he put concentration on Strike Commander but later was greatly involved in the development of other series of Wing Commander.
He left Origin in 1996, after which he founded the Digital Anvil together with his brother Erin Roberts and Tony Zurovec. Their first finished game was the Starlancer, released in 2000. Microsoft acquired the company, after which Roberts left but remained in consultation for a while.
After leaving Digital Anvil, he founded Point of No Return Entertainment, whereby he was planning to produce games, films, and many more though it did not become a success. He then founded Ascendant Pictures in 2002, where he became a film producer of Hollywood productions. The company faced several lawsuits challenging it and was later acquired in 2010 by Bigfoot entertainment.
In 2011, Chris Roberts founded Cloud Imperium games together with his wife Sandi Robert and Ortwin Freyermuth. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign for the space simulation game known as Star Citizen that they have been working for.
He has raised more than $380 Million through the campaign from crowdfunding and $63.25 Million on external investments. The game, however, has no confirmed dates for its release to date.
Awards & Achievements
Chris Roberts has received several awards due to his contribution to the gaming industry. Some of the awards he has received include the following;
- In 1995, he got named as the 75 Most Important People in the Games Industry by Next Generation
- His games have also been ranked the best, with many awards on each game.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Roberts in 2023
As of December 2023, Chris Roberts has an estimated net worth of $20 Million. This is from his fortunes through his professional career as a video game developer. His games have been known to be one of the markets’ best, with which it has made the most sales contributing to his net worth.
Additionally, Roberts also has been carrying out crowdfunding since 2011, whose game Star Citizen is yet to be released.
Chris Roberts has amazed most people, and this is the reason he has received much support in the development of the space simulation game Star Citizen. He commenced crowdfunding which exceeded the target by far despite the game being yet to be released. His passion for the gaming industry has always made him unique in the market.