Robert Kotick Activision CEO on a global scale and one of its primary stakeholders. He manages a team with over 8,000 employees that work worldwide to develop games for every modern platform imaginable, with a budget of 400 billion dollars annually. Although he sometimes brags about trying to “ruin competitors,” this statement has been challenged by many who believe he is ahead of his time. His successes come from hard work rather than business schemes or tactics.
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Like many of Activision’s employees, he started his career at the company as a New York office manager. He was also a founder and CEO until Electronic Arts acquired them. He became a founder of Ion Storm when it was developed by Vivendi Games, where he served as a senior vice president (later made president after the acquisition).
Activision Blizzard was the company that published the hit games Battlefield 2 in 2005 and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. Both games were military-themed shooters, which proved popular due to their realism and player-skill elements. Modern Warfare 2 set a new global record for entertainment software sales in 2011.
Activision Blizzard is well known for developing most of its games, working with other companies, and publishing titles from other publishers. In 2010, it launched its digital distribution platform, and this year it created its HD console, the machine that will be used to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Activision CEO is a member of the Board of Directors at Bullfrog Productions, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Interval Research Corporation.
Activision CEO annual salary is around $4.6 million, and his house in LA is valued at $15 million. He also owns a penthouse on Madison Avenue in New York worth $7 million. In addition, he holds a vacation home in North Carolina worth 4 million dollars as well as an apartment on Central Park West (New York) priced at 724,000 dollars. Still, he has decided to sell this property and move into a smaller one on the same street due to the rising property price.