John Romero
John Romero
Celebrated Name: John Romero
Real Name/Full Name: Alfonso John Romero
Gender: Male
Age: 56 years old
Birth Date: October 28, 1967
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 8 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kelly Mitchell, (m. 1987; div. 1989), Elizabeth Ann McCall, (m. 1990; div. 1998), Raluca Alexandra Plesca, (m. 2004; div. 2011), Brenda Romero (m. 2012)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Michael, Steven, and Antoinette)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is John Romero Gay?: No
Profession: Video game designer, video game programmer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $3 Million (Approx.)
Last Updated: June 2024

Alfonso John Romero, professionally called John Romero, is a US director, programmer, designer, and developer who has made a key place in the video gaming industry. He has devoted two decades in the computer gaming industry and made a highly successful and rewarding career. John is known to be the best co-founder of id Software, and designer for several games that includes Wolfenstein 3D, Hexen Doom, Dangerous Dave, Doom II, and Quake.

Maybe you know about John Romero 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 John Romero’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

Romero was born and brought up in Colorado Springs, the United States. He hails from Yaqui, Cherokee, and Mexican heritage. He was born to his mother named Ginny and his father named Alfonso Antonio Romero. They have an interracial marriage.

When John was young, he was inclined to video games. The arcade game named Space Invaders (1978) and the maze chase arcade game named Pac-Man (1980) made him more interested in video games. These were the two games that influenced his childhood significantly and got him thinking about the design of video games.  Nasir Gebelli has been his favorite programmer who has inspired him a lot. Some of the other programmers who have influenced his childhood were Bill Budge, and Shigeru Miyamoto.

Personal Life

In January 2004, John Romero got married to Raluca Alexandra, who was from Bucharest, Romania. John and Raluca divorced after seven years of marriage in the year 2011. John later got engaged to a game developer named Brenda Brathwaite on March 24, 2012. The couple tied into a wedding knot on October 27, 2012.

They worked together on Ravenwood Fair, where Romero served as Lead Designer and his wife Brathwaite served as Game Designer, and Creative Director. The couple also laid the foundation of a social game development firm named Loot Drop in the year November 2010. Later, they started working on Ghost Recon Commander, and Cloud forest Expedition.

John Romero has got three children from his two earlier marriages: Michael (1988), Steven (1989), and Lillia Antoinette (1998).

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 28, 1967, John Romero is 56 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 5 ft 8 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


John Romero began his career in the field of programming video games on Apple II in 1980.

His first video game, ‘Scout Search,’ got published in the issue of insider magazine in 1984.

His first firm, Capitol Ideas Software, got ranked as the developer for a minimum of twelve published games.

Romero published another video game, Jumpster, in UpTime,’ in 1987.

After programming for eight years, Romero got his first industry job at Origin Systems in 1987. He left the firm to co-found a game firm, ‘Inside Out Software.’

John, along with a friend, and business partner, Lane Roathe, co-founded a firm whose name was kept as “Ideas from the Deep.” He wrote the various versions of the Zappa Roidz game for different platforms that include PC, Apple IIGS, and the Apple II.

From 1991 to 1996, Romero began working at id Software and created several milestone games that include Wolfenstein 3D, Commander Keen, Doom II: Hell on Earth, Quake, and Doom.

He also served as a game designer and an executive producer on Heretic and Hexen.

He wrote several game development tools that were used for game development at id Software. These games include DoomEd, QuakeEd, DM, DWANGO client, TED5, and IGRAB.

Awards & Achievements

In two decades of his successful career, John Romero has made a significant contribution as a US director, programmer, developer, and designer in the video game industry. He is best known for being a co-founder of Ion Storm, and id Software and his notable works in Commander Keen series, Doom series, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and Daikatana. John Romero has been honored with the following awards and achievements.

  • Development Legend Award at Brighton in 2017
  • Became a member of Tech Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Received Apple II Forever Award at KansasFest to members of the Apple II community in 2012
  • Ranked as the Most Influential Person in Facebook and Social Games in 2011 list of
  • Ranked in the list of Time Magazine’s Cyber Elite in the top 50 tech elite of the year in 2011
  • Romero won the Bizkaia Award that took place at the Fun & Serious Game Festival in 2017.

Net Worth & Salary of John Romero in 2024

John Romero Net Worth
John Romero Net Worth

As of June 2024, John Romero has an estimated net worth $3 Million. He has received a major portion of his net worth from being an Entrepreneur. John is a co-founder of id Software.

He has designed and developed several popular games, gaming tools, and programming techniques in his career that include Dangerous Dave, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom II, Quake, and Hexen, Doom. Due to the success of these games, he has earned a specific portion of the profit from its sales.

John Romero has also served on the post of chairman of the board of the Cyberathlete Professional League for about ten years. The earning that he received also contributed to making his net worth.

John Romero has designed and developed several video games and gaming tools that displays his remarkable talent and diversity in video game creation. His long-standing career of twenty years, an extensive list of achievements, and awards establish his solid reputation as a video game developer and computer programmer in the world.


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