Todd Howard is a well-known American video game designer who is also a producer and director. He is currently the executive producer and director of Bethesda Game Studios. In there, he has led in the development of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout Series. Howard joined Bethesda Softworks in the year 1994. Now let’s have a close look on Todd Howard’s net worth in 2018.
Todd Howard was born on April 25, 1971, in Pennsylvania’s Lower Macungie Township. He was interested in video games and computers from a very young age. He was inspired by the games ‘Ultima III: Exodus’ and ‘Wizardry’.
He completed his schooling in 1989 from Emmaus High School located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Following that, Howard attended The College of William & Mary located in Williamsburg, Virginia and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and engineering in 1993.
He wanted to get recruited in Bethesda Softworks despite being in school but was rejected. He even went there after completing his school and was still rejected.
Todd Howard has been successfully married to his wife, Randye Howard. The couple has a son named Jake Howard.
After getting rejected by Bethesda Softworks in his previous attempts, Todd Howard finally joined the company in 1994. He first designed and produced the game ‘Skynet’ and ‘The Terminator: Future Shock’. In 1996, he became the designer of ‘The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall’.
He then became the designer and project leader of ‘The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard’ which became available from 1998. He was also the designer and project leader of ‘The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’. Following this, Howard then created ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’.
Howard is also the executive producer and game director of ‘Fallout 3’. In November 2011, he was in the development of ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’. This was followed by becoming the director of ‘Fallout 4’. He also became the director of the mobile game called ‘Fallout Shelter’ which is the first mobile game from Bethesda Game Studios.
He is also a frequent speaker and has appeared for ‘The Today Show’, ‘USA Today’, ‘CNN’, and ‘Newsweek’. He has also spoken at the D.I.C.E. Summit in 2009. During the summit, he has shared his views about developing a game. He also returned for the summit in 2012. Howard said that developers should ignore installed base and demographics, and follow their passions in developing a game.
Awards & Achievements
In 2012, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences named Todd Howard as the “Best Game Director”. He has received the Lara of Honor, which is the lifetime achievement award for gaming by Germany in 2014. He has also won the Game of the Year award four consecutive times in his career. He was named as the “Top Game Creators of All Time” by IGN.
Net Worth of Todd Howard
Todd Howard has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. He made this fortune by designing and producing a number of games in his career. He has also successfully directed games. His association with Bethesda Game Studios made him the executive producer of the company. Todd Howard’s annual salary is an estimated $1.5 million. He is one of the best game creators of all time and has also developed mobile games.
Todd Howard is considered one of the most popular video game designers in the world. He has been named as the “Top 20 Most Influential People in Gaming” in the last 20 years by GamePro magazine. His success also made him a frequent speaker for game development and has featured in various magazines and TV channels.