Bobby Kotick (Activision CEO) Net Worth, Bio, Wiki, Age, Birthday, Wife, Microsoft, Salary, Married, House and Family

Bobby Kotick

Bobby Kotick Biography and Wiki

Bobby Kotick is a well-known American businessman and also the current CEO of Activision Blizzard. He was named Activision’s CEO in the year 1991 after purchasing a company stake the previous year.

In 1983, while still a student at the University of Michigan, Kotick co-founded Arktronics with buddy Howard Marks in their dorm room. They worked together to create software for the Apple II.

Kotick met and convinced Steve Wynn to invest in Arktronics during his sophomore year. Later, Wynn invested $300,000 in the firm. Steve Jobs became aware of Arktronics’ software.

In Ann Arbor, he met with Kotick and Marks and persuaded them to drop out of college to focus on the software firm. Kotick heeded the advice and left the University of Michigan to devote his entire attention to his business.

He renamed the firm Activision, underwent a complete restructure, and refocused the company on video games. In February 1991, Kotick was appointed CEO of Activision. Activision purchased nine development firms between 1997 and 2003 and delivered its first success.

In November 2006, Kotick began talks with Vivendi’s gaming division, which includes Blizzard Entertainment and Sierra Entertainment, a French entertainment company.

Kotick oversaw the Activision Blizzard merger, which resulted in the formation of a new business, Activision Blizzard. On July 9, 2008, Activision Blizzard shareholders elected Kotick as CEO of the merged firm. Kotick stated that he hoped to capitalize on Blizzard’s success in the Asian market by introducing Activision’s titles there.

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Bobby Kotick  Age

Bobby is around 58-59 years old as he was born in 1963.

Bobby Kotick Height

Bobby stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Bobby Kotick Parents

Robert A. Kotick was born in the United States in 1963 and grew up in New York.  His interest in business started at a young age. Kotick had his own business cards in junior high, and in high school, he managed a company renting out Manhattan clubs on off nights. In the early 1980s, he studied art history at the University of Michigan.

Bobby Kotick Wife and Girlfriend

Bobby is currently unmarried after divorcing his wife in the year 2012, however, He was in a relationship with Sheryl Sanberg from 2016-2019.

Bobby Kotick Net Worth

Bobby has an estimated net worth of $900 million as of 2022 from his career as Activision’s CEO.

Bobby Kotick Salary

Bobby’s salary has not been disclosed to the public, however, Kotick was paid a total of $155 million in 2020. The majority of it came in the form of moonshot-incentive stock awards given by the board in 2016.

Bobby Kotick Microsoft

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer is in line to lead the firm, as Microsoft has agreed to pay $68.7 billion to purchase Activision Blizzard in order to enhance Game Pass and, allegedly, its metaverse aspirations.

“Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and he and his team will keep their emphasis on driving initiatives to further develop the company’s culture and drive business growth,” according to a news statement. Following that, the company will report to Spencer.

Bobby Kotick House

Kotick resides in his luxurious California house with his family.

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