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The Nerd, the Nerd is remained

As a six-year-old has taken on Tim Sweeney's lawn mower apart and assembled. As a Teenager, he programmed hours on the Computer in the Garage of the parents. Today, he is 47, and billionaire. 7.16 billion dollars in his possession, writes Bloomberg in its annual list of the 500 richest people, the honored Sweeney for the first time.

The American has combined in all the years: the thirst for knowledge, how things work, along with the creativity to create something. So a computer is out of the tinkerers and programmers game creators. A fairly successful, his company, Epic Games invented since then, again and again, rewarding games. The real Coup, but Sweeney 2017 succeeds. With "Fortnite". A Game Of Ball. 100 players are connected to the Internet, you have to fight on an island of life and death, the win last that remains, the. The highlight: The game is free. Over 200 million people have loaded so far down and the Searches have succumbed to. To a normal Teenager, but also well-known celebrities such as Rapper Drake and soccer player Antoine Griezmann. Sweeney has done it, that his game was to the social network.

You should not judge people on their Appearance, teaches the 11. Commandment of the Old Testament. It has to be broken. As Young Sweeney of beer bottle bottom wore thick glasses on the nose, the hair is not lugten him in the face, he looked just like a Nerd he was. He had friends in primary school, barely, he was more of the "embarrassing mistakes", he says and thinks back about hate. Keyword: social interaction: "I was never any good." So he has programmed at home, for eight years, of 19'000 hours were, he once calculated, until he was sold in 1991 as a 21-Year-old the first game.

He has success, people start to work for him, including Cliff Bleszinski, the current head developer. This impressed Sweeney at the time, with his game of "Dare to Dream", in which the main character lost in their own dream world. So much poetry there is in "Fortnite". However, the player can buy his hero clothes, or special movements, such as dances. The works. Sweeney is rich.

He buys forests, in order to save you

staff Bleszinski says about Sweeney: "He is the same Tim, as I knew him as a Teenager. He likes to go Hiking and collect rocks." With the difference that stone collector Tim buys today, all the forests. Him 150Quadratkilometer in the U.S. state of North Carolina, a little less than the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. What he does with it: nothing. He wants to save the forests and protect them. But Sweeney, the environmentalist, is also Sweeney, of the business man. He launched a platform that helps programmers and companies to sell their Games. Sweeney not only Games, he destroys you in the future. And in direct competition to mine to Apple and Google.

Many things in life are a matter of timing – the Roast of meat, the first kiss, the right career. Had he been born five years earlier in the light of the earth, mutmasst Sweeney, then he would not have become a programmer – but an auto mechanic.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 06.01.2019, 21:55 PM

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