Marc ‘Tryndamere’ Merrill is one of the most successful businessmen of America. He is famously known as the co-founder and president of the American’s well known video game developer, publisher, and eSports tournament organizer “Riot Games”. He was placed at #2 positions in the third annual list of Forbes “30 Under 30”. According to “Forbes”, Marc Merrill is one of the young, determined and brightest stars around the world.
He is the main mastermind behind the most popular online game named “League of Legends”. At the age of 37, he became one of the youngest successful businessmen. His game “League of Legends” is the most online played game with more than 32 million players played this game on a monthly basis.
Marc Merrill was born on August 17, 1980 in California, United States. He is graduated from one of the most famous collage “University of Southern California”. Marc and the CEO of Riot Games Brandon Beck are from same collage. From the childhood, Marc was very passionate about games that were the main reason that he perused his career in gaming world.
After his graduation he started working as an analyst at US Bank and later he joined event and marketing services company Advanstar Communications. He was a very bright child so, it was clear he was born to do something big. He left his job and tries his luck in gaming world with his innovative ideas.
He is happily married to Ashley Merrill and blessed with two beautiful kids.
In 2006, Riot Games was found by Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck in Los Angeles. In this company Merrill was posted as a President and Chief Marketing Officer, where Marc Merrill served as a CEO of Riot Games. With Marc’s marketing expertise and Brandon’s innovative ideas they launched their first game “League of Legends” in October 2009. This game is available absolutely free for its users and the source of income is through micro transaction instead of ads and selling soft copies.
The theme of this game is inspired from two popular games named “Defense of the Ancients” and “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne”. This game was specially made for graphical operating systems like Microsoft Windows and macOS. The game turn out to be a successful and most played game in the gaming history. According to “Fortune” there are 70 million registered gamers all around the world. People loved this game because of the fact that the game is totally free.
In 2013, Riot Games was ranked at #4 positions in the list of the “top 25 technology companies” by Business Insider. Apart from League of Legends, Riot Games has also launched several other games which include Mechs vs. Minions. They also launched some mini games like Astro Teemo, Cho’gath Eats the World and Blitzcrank’s Poro Roundup. In the gaming world “League of Legends” became one of the most successful games presently and has been launched in more than sixteen countries.
How much is Marc Merrill Net Worth in 2017
Marc Merrill is the co-owner of one of the biggest Interactive entertainment industry. At present, Marc’s net worth is estimated to be $2.3 billion US dollars as of 2017. His main source of income has been his earning from Riot Games. This American businessman recently owns a breathtaking ocean face mansion in Malibu worth of $13.085 million.
Marc Merrill hard work and incredible gaming skills earned him great success at a very young age. The success of their first game “League of Legends” earned them many awards and great reviews from one of the best gaming companies. In 2009, Imagine Games Network honoured this game by 8.0 stars out of 10.
The “League of Legends” was also placed on the list of “The 15 Best Games Since 2000” by USgamer in 2015. His game has grabbed many nominations and awards for the prestigious awards like “IGN PC Best Strategy Game 2009”, “GameSpy Gamers’ Choice Awards”, “1st Game Developers Online Choice Awards”, two “Golden Joystick Awards” and “The Game Award”.
Marc Merrill is the perfect example of if you can dream big and you have the self trust than nobody can stop you achieving that. Having the worth of two billion dollar he still leaves a simple life. He has also supported many charities and foundations. In 2016, Marc donates $10,000 to the City Year LA organisation. He is also the board of director of this charity organisation.