Ilkka Paananen
Ilkka Paananen
Celebrated Name: Ilkka Paananen
Real Name/Full Name: Ilkka Paananen
Gender: Male
Age: 46 years old
Birth Date: 16th June 1978
Birth Place: Kauhajoki, Finland
Nationality: Finnish
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (160cm)
Weight: 72Kg (160lbs)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): None
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ilkka Paananen Gay?: No
Profession: Businessman
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 Billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Ilkka Paananen is the CEO and co-founder of Supercell, the Helsinki-based mobile game developer behind Clash of Clans, Hay Day, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars. Supercell’s five games have accumulated 100 million daily players since their inception in 2010 and have remained in the global top 10 list ten years later. Supercell was the first European technological start-up to reach a valuation of $10 billion in June 2016.

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Early Life & Biography

Ilkka Paananen was born on the 16th of June, 1978 in Kauhajoki, Finland. The names of his parents aren’t known to the public but it is known that they were teachers. He does have a younger brother called JuhaPaananen, who was one of the founders of another mobile gaming start-up called Nonstop Games. For your information, Juha is actually 2 years younger than Ilkka.

Ilkka graduated from Helsinki University of Technology with a Master of Science degree.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 16 June 1978, Ilkka Paananen is 46 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024. His height is 160 cm tall, and weight is 72 Kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Ilkka’s personal life has not really been out in the spotlight that much. He is currently single and does not yet have a child.


In June of 2000, Ilkka became the CEO and co-founder of a gaming company called Sumea which specialized in the development of games. This was a surprising direction taken by Ilkka considering that at the time he had no background to programming or game design.

4 years later in June of 2004, Sumea was acquired by a company called Digital Chocolate.  However, this did not put him out of a job. He remained as a Managing Director from July 2004 to December 2006 and then the President of Studios from December of 2006 to 2009. Ultimately, he became the president of the company from January 2010 to June 2010.

In June of 2009, he became an investor in a company called Uplause Ltd, which specialized in developing and marketing social games, which gave the user some interactive entertainment. He is currently the chairman of the board. After that, he became a coach at the The Aalto Venture Garage and has also been doing that ever since. The Aalto Venture Garage facilitates the creation and growth of fledgling ventures.

Furthermore, he became a partner at Lifeline Ventures in November of 2010, a company that invests in games and web technology and is based in Helsinki.

In February of 2011, he founded Supercell, his most successful company yet and has been the CEO of the company ever since. After years of successful operation, Supercell now has offices in places like Helsinki, San Francisco, Shanghai and Seoul. To date, the company has launched 5 games already which have become extremely successful. These games are: Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, Boom Beach, Clash of Clans and Hay Day.

The company employs more than 300 professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and professions. The company does generate revenue in the millions. Interestingly, Ilkka likes to refer to himself as the industry’s least powerful CEO and claims that the driving force within Supercell is not the executives. His main philosophy when it comes to running Supercell is empowering people.

Ilkka aids other entrepreneurs as both an investor and an active part of the Nordic startup ecosystem, where he mentors and coaches other founders, in addition to his work at Supercell. He founded the We Foundation with his co-founder MikkoKodisoja to combat social inequity and assist poor children in Finland.

Awards & Achievements

In 2017, Ilkka Paananen received the CEO of the Year trophy at the 4th annual Digital Masters Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Ilkka Paananen in 2024

Ilkka Paananen Net Worth
Ilkka Paananen Net Worth

Ilkka Paananen is a very well-accomplished man with so many achievements to his name. He has been a major player in the building of gaming companies all over Europe. His biggest success yet is Supercell which is valued at just over $10 Billion.

Ilkka is most certainly a wealthy man with all the things that he has been able to accomplish. As of July 2024, his average net worth stands at about $1.5 Billion.

A lot of things can be learnt from what Ilkka Paananen has been able to achieve. He has been able to use the simple philosophies he learnt in military school to make his dreams come true. He is truly an inspiration to millions all over the world.



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