Marc Merrill is a famous American businessman who is the co-founder of the video game developer and eSport tournament organizer “Riot Games.” He is the main mastermind behind the popular online game ‘League of Legends.’ Let’s find out how much is Marc Merrill’s net worth in 2018.
Marc Merrill Early Life
Marc “Tryndamere” Merrill was born on August 17, 1980, in California, United States of America. There is no source of information about his parents or his siblings on the internet.
Right from the childhood, Marc was interested in gaming. He is an ambitious person and has always worked hard to achieve his goals in life. As a student, he handled his studies perfectly with other activities. He was one of the brightest students in his high school and always received good remarks for his performance in studies and other extracurricular activities.
After his high school, for further studies, Marc Merrill took admission in one of the most prestigious universities in the United States of America. Marc Merrill graduated from the University of Southern California (USC).
Marc Merrill dated his longtime girlfriend, Ashley Merrill for many years and got married to her. Together the couple has two beautiful kids.
Marc Merrill Career, Awards & Achievement
Soon after the graduation, Marc Merrill started working as an analyst at the US Bank. After working there for a quite a long time, Marc decided to change his line of career and got himself a job in an event and marketing services. His ambitious character earned him a job at the Advanstar Communication.
He was there at the Advanstar Communication for many years and earned quite a few achievements. There, he was given many responsibilities, including the role of corporate marketing executive in the exciting world of Business-to-Business media. He learned a lot of skills and marketing techniques at the Advanstar Communication over the years through his hard work and experience.
Marc being ambitious, started looking for new opportunities, better growth, and source of income. His marketing, leadership and elite gaming skills came in handy and soon, along with Brandon Beck and Tom Cadwell, Marc founded the ‘Riot Games’ in Los Angeles. Riot game is an American game developer, publisher and eSports tournament organizer.
After good teamwork, immediately the company took a flight. By combining their innovative ideas, they launched their first game called “League of Legends.” Apart from amazing games features, it was their genius marketing strategy, which made the game super hit across the globe. The game uses “free-to-play” model, which makes the game free for its users and the company earns through microtransactions instead of adds or selling copies.
Marc Merrill is currently the president of the company, whereas Brandon Beck is the CEO and Tom Cadwell is the lead designer. The theme of “League of Legends” was based on two different games called ‘Defense of the Ancients’ and ‘Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.’ The game is made for the operating systems like Windows and Macintosh. “League of Legends is considered to be one of the most played game in the history of gaming.
Recently in 2017, the team of ‘Riot Games’ announced that they are working on a new game. Also, they announced the acquisition of Radiant Entertainment.
Awards & Achievements
Marc Merrill is a genius gaming nerd, who has shared the credit of setting up a multimillionaire company with his colleagues. Alone, Marc has never won any special awards in his life. But, together, they took their company ‘Riot Games’ at the No. 4 position in the list of “Top 25 Technology Companies”.
Net Worth of Marc Merrill
The estimated net worth of Marc Merrill is approximately $2.3 billion. His main source of income has been his earnings from the ‘Riot Games.’ Recently, he bought a breathtaking ocean view mansion in Malibu worth $13 million.
Marc Merrill is a perfect example of how one can dream big and achieve those dreams by sheer dedication and hard work. At a very young age, he has achieved more than he ever dreamed of. Currently, he is living in his luxurious Malibu mansion with his beautiful wife and two kids.