The net worth of John Carmack

John D. Carmack II, alias John Carmack, is a computer program developer and video games and graphic designer, with a net worth of 60 Million Dollars as of October 2020. His video game development and graphics and 3D animations are very famous and astonishing. John Carmack was born on August 20th, 1970, in Rockland Park, Kansas.

Early life

John Carmack did his high school at Shawnee Mission East High School in Kansas. Later he joined the University of Missouri midway after high school, but as he had a passion for working as a freelancer programmer, he dropped his studies. Even when he was a kid, John had more interest in learning about computers, but at that time, buying a computer is not an easy task.

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John’s first career platform was Softdisk, where he was producing games for the IBM PC platform. Softdisk was in Louisiana, and John Romero and Adrian Carmack assisted John Carmack in developing gaming software.

After working with Softdisk, John advanced his company ID Software, where his Softdisk team became the team of his own company. ID Softwarebecame very famous for its animated and advanced graphical video games.

To use graphics for gaming platforms, John himself has discovered many graphics techniques and had used those techniques in his games.His games were attracted to many video game players, and thousands of game copies got sold. This made to develop more games, and each game was different from one another. Due to these varieties, there was a great demand for his video game release.

After his establishment in the gaming industry, John started a company intended for developing Aerospace flights and rockets. He names his company as Armadillo Aerospace. The interesting part here, his colleagues at ID Software are the volunteers for this company, where they all work without a payment! The company possessed its laboratory and machine shop. This company had won 2 contests organized by NASA.  NASA awarded for the project Lunar Lander which was developed by Armadillo Aerospace.

After he resigned from ID Software, John worked for Oculus VR as CTO of the company. Some of the popular games of John include Doom3, Commander keen,and lots more. He has also discovered various techniques like binary space partitioning and adaptive title refresh.

John is strong oppositionto software patents, and he wants every advanced gaming technique to be shared. To act on what is said, he has also released codes associated with his popular games. John, even after his tremendous success in the gaming platform, has not stopped. He keeps working 80 hours a week to achieve more.


  • He was named as The most influential people by all times byComputer Gaming World list for game design.
  • In the year 2001, he has been awarded for Community contribution for quake3 engine, and the Hall of fame Award.
  • In the year 2002, he was nominated for Top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.
  • He has won several awards and rewards in his career.

The net worth of John as of October 2020, was found to be 60 Million Dollars. He was able to gain this net worth through his popular games and innovative graphic design techniques.

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