Jeff Kaplan Net Worth 2020, Bio, Education, Career, and Achievement
Jeffery Kaplan is an American renowned video game designer. He currently serves as the vice president of Blizzard Entertainment. In addition to co-designing World of Warcraft, he is also the lead designer of Overwatch. Prior to that, he worked on Everquest on his online platform known as Tigole.
Jeffery Kaplan was born on 4th November 1972 in New Jersey. The gaming expert spent most of his childhood in La Canada Flintridge, California. Kaplan has not disclosed information about his early childhood or family life.
Kaplan has always had a niche for gaming but somehow wanted to be a creative writer. Since he did not have any programming skills, Kaplan pursued a course in creative writing.
He enrolled in the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a degree in creative writing. He later interned for Universal Pictures before furthering studies in creative writing at New York University. However, he is indeed married to a lady called Angela.
The love birds apparently were brought together by playing a video game, EverQuest. From their posts on social media, one can tell how much they are in love. The couple has not disclosed to the public about their engagement and wedding dates. They have no children yet, although it is a matter of time before they decide to expand their family.
Kaplan’s career kick-started when he Joined MMO that is Massively Multiplayer Online game Everquest. The game was accessed through an online platform known as Tagore. Following a successful run in MMO, he joined Legacy of Steel Guild. His success and skills in gaming were spotted by Rob Pardo, another gaming guru.
Rob Pardo was the Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment and the brains behind the World of Warcraft. Kaplan thereafter got an opportunity of meeting Rob and employees of Blizzard. They also got to interact on the MMO of World of Warcraft that was still a working progress.
In 2002, Kaplan was hired to work as a guest designer on World of Warcraft after filing for an application. Additionally, after an outstanding work performance, Kaplan was promoted within a very short period. He became the new gaming director of World of Warcraft (Wow). Later, he was transferred to work on a new project, an online game to be precisely known as Titan. However, the game was canceled.
Kaplan earned most of his wealth from his gaming career while working at Blizzard. He has raked in billions of dollars to the company through Overwatch. For instance, within the first year of Overwatch under Kaplan’s management, Blizzard generated $1 billion.
Due to his immense wealth and earnings, it is no surprise that Kaplan lives a luxurious lifestyle. Rumors have it that his Villa in Santa Rosa, California, is estimated to be worth $1 million. His salary while working at Blizzard has not been publicly revealed. As of September 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
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