|Celebrated Name:||John Carmack|
|Real Name/Full Name:||John D. Carmack II|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 August 1970|
|Birth Place:||Shawnee Mission, Kansas, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Katherine Anna Kang (m. 2000)|
|Children:||Yes (Christopher Ryan Carmack)|
|Profession:||American computer programmer, video game developer, and engineer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
John Carmack is an American video games software and graphics programmer and an innovator par excellence. He has known the world over for his video games and his innovations in 3D graphics.
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John Carmack was born at Rockland Park, Kansas, on 20th August 1970. He did his schooling at Shawnee Mission East High School in Kansas. He left his studies at the University of Missouri midway to pursue the work he liked most, that of a freelance programmer.
His fascination with computers started early in his life, but he was disabled as he was not able to get computers easily to satisfy his passion.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 August 1970, John Carmack is 53 years old as of today’s date 21st September 2023. His height is 1.80 m tall, and his weight is 73 kg.
In his initial career, John Carmack worked for a company in Louisiana called Softdisk and produced games for the IBM PC platform. John Romero and Adrian Carmack assisted him.
After that, John Carmack went on to promote his own company with his earlier team with whom he worked in Softdisk. They named their company ID Software. This company became a well-known entity in computer games software and was instrumental in developing computer games, which became famous.
John Carmack had used many techniques in computer graphics developed by him by his painstaking study, work, and research. He used many of these techniques to develop his popular games. These games became an instant hit and sold millions of copies, and game enthusiasts clamoured for more. He produced more games, each better than the previous ones, and they sold like hotcakes.
Later in his career, John Carmack also started a company devoted to developing rockets and Aerospace flights, which he called Armadillo Aerospace. His colleagues in this company are volunteers and are not paid. The company has a fully equipped machine shop and a laboratory. The company won two contests floated by NASA, giving them wide recognition. Lunar lander was one of the projects awarded by NASA.
Around this time, John Carmack joined a company called Oculus VR and was given the position of CTO of the company. He worked for them exclusively after resigning from Id software.
John Carmack’s many popular games like Commander Keen, Doom3, and Quake use techniques like adaptive title refresh and binary space partitioning, which has made his games a rich participative experience for the player who feels as if he is participating in the game as one of its characters.
John Carmack is a supporter of sharing the technological advances in games and has strongly opposed software patents. In line with his beliefs, he released codes of his famous games so that these may be widely shared.
John Carmack is a workaholic. He works 80 hours a week, even after his stupendous success in the field.
Awards & achievements:
Named amongst the most influential people of all times- by Computer Gaming world list for game design (1997).
Awarded for community contribution for quake3 engine-Given at Game Developer’s Conference Awards Ceremony (2001). In the same year, he also won the Academy of interactive arts and sciences -Hall of fame Award.
Awarded Top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35-by MIT technology review (2002).
Awarded- Walk of Game-an event which recognizes the developers of games with the most impact on the industry (2006).
Awarded two Emmy awards for himself and Id software. (2007)
Awarded by NASA two prizes totaling $8,50000 -given to Armadillo Aerospace (2008)
Awarded Lifetime achievement award by Game Developers conference for his work. (2010)
Awarded- BAFTA Award Academy fellowship (2016).
Net Worth & Salary of John Carmack in 2023
As of September 2023, John Carmack’s Net Worth is estimated to be $60 million. His company, Id Software, a most successful gaming concern, contributed to his net worth. His many successful games like Rage, Doom, Quake, and Commander Keen sold in millions and added a steady stream of income.
His new technologies in-game graphics helped him to give more and more interactive and participative games, which increased his net worth and his fame as the most talented gaming programmer.
His winning of two prizes in NASA competition won his company Armadillo Aerospace $850000, adding to his net worth.
John Carmack had a streak of technological talent in him since his childhood. His fascination for computers made him from a commoner to a person known the world over as a gaming genius-a technological giant who, at a relatively young age, was CTO of a gaming company. He has gone further into rocketing and is funding research in space missions.
He is known for his generous contributions to charities like gaming fraternity and opponents of software patents, Aerospace research, and also to his School.
The secret of his success seems that he was eminently capable of developing his fascination for computers into a lifelong passion, which he constantly reinforced with his uncompromising hard work and will to excel even after he achieved success.