Dan Houser Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Dan Houser|
|Profession:||Video Game Producer, Writer, Voice Actor|
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
Dan Houser is an English video game creator, writer, and voice actor. Along with his brother Sam Houser, he founded the popular video game brand Rockstar Games. He has served as vice president of creativity for the company. Along with creating video games, Dan was the head writer for Rockstar, being the lead for several games such as Max Payne 3, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption. Additionally, he has also written or co-written, nearly all of the titles in the highly popular and successful Grand Theft Auto series. As you read further, you will discover many interesting and intriguing facts about this man, including details of his earnings from what has so far been an adventurous career for him.
Biography & Career
Houser was born in London in England around 1973 or 1974. His parents were actress Geraldine Moffat and lawyer Walter Houser. He studied Geography.
Growing up, Dan and his brother wanted to be musicians despite having the passion for storytelling. The boys lived in a house that was adjacent to a video library in London, so it was easy for them to watch lots of American crime and cult movies and Spaghetti Westerns. Dan has revealed that he is a fan of one of Walter Hill’s films titled ‘The Warriors’, and Rockstar Games even released a video game version of the film in the year 2005.
In 1995, Dan Houser got a small part-time job at BMG Interactive music label. He was tasked with testing CD-ROMs, although he was not a full-time staff until 1996. Along the line, Dan and his brother later became engrossed in the video game ‘Race’n’Chase’ which was being created by DMA Design after receiving a preview of the game. The brothers signed Race’n’Chase to BMG as the publisher and renamed the game to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ (GTA).
Following the acquisition of BMG Interactive by Take-Two in 1998, Dan and his brother moved to New York with the company, and founded their own company named Rockstar Games. He has stated that the Nitendo 64 games 3D Mario and Zelda were the earliest influences on his work.
Dan Houser is credited as producer for five Grand Theft Auto games. He also serves as a voice artist as well as writer for the series. In February 2020, Take-Two Interactive, which is the parent company of Rockstar Games, announced Dan’s resignation from Rockstar Games. He left the company on 11 March 2020, following an extensive break in 2019.
Awards & Achievements
Dan Houser is recognized as a man who has given more meaning to the gaming industry and has completely changed the experience of gamers. Along with his brother, he made the list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009. In 2014, he recieved an AIAS Hall of Fame Award. The company Rockstar Games has now grown to be known as a leading giant in the video games industry, and it is this man that is responsible for the success and progress of the company, which he also helped in founding.
So far, nothing has been confirmed about Dan’s family, any children, or relationships. Rumor has it that he has been in a longtime relationship with Russian-born voice actress Krystyna Jakubiak.
The Grand Theft Auto series is a highly popular around the world today, but despite this, Dan Houser has always shielded away from the attention of the media, refusing the celebrity status that usually comes with success. He prefers to focus on Rockstar Games along with his brother, and put in more efforts towards expanding their company and producing more hit video games.
In 2012, he purchased a house in Brooklyn. The property once belonged to author Truman Capote.
Dan Houser Net Worth
This British video game producer is one of the most successful as far as the video game production business is concerned. Just like his brother Sam, Dan Houser net worth is currently $150 million. Most of this fortune has been earned through their successful company Rockstar Games which is now regarded as one of the most successful and most popular video game companies in the history of gaming. In 1998, Dan co-founded the company with his brother Sam Houser, Jamie King, and Terry Donovan. Since its inception the company has sold hundreds of millions of games and their Grand Theft franchise alone has generated over $6 billion worldwide to date.
While working so hard to further his profession and remain on top, this man also to live large and enjoy his wealth, spending on the things he considers very valuable. He is the owner of a very remarkable real estate portfolio, and owns many properties scattered across the United States and also in England. His primary residence is a home in Brooklyn, New York which he bought for $12.5 million in 2012. Most recently, he bought a home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood in August 2020. The house which cost him $16.5 million was previously owned by Conan O’Brien, and is directly across the street from the compound of American basketball star LeBron James.