Eric Barone is a video game developer from America. He is well known as the mind behind the ‘Stardew Valley’ video game. The game sold over 1million copies in two months after release. It also got a nomination in the 2016 Game Awards, for the Best Independent Game. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Eric Barone in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Eric Barone was born and raised in Los Angeles, America, 31 years ago. His mother was from Germany and she migrated to the United States of America just a year before Eric was born. He grew up in a timid environment as he once admitted that they didn’t have a cable tv and that he had to learn to live alone as a child.
He used to explore the outdoors a lot as his home was on the edge of a swamp. At the age of 18, he joined a band called ’17 Colorful Feathers.’ He crafted a video game called ‘The 17CF Game’ to be released with their online album.
Although there is no available information about his early education, he holds a degree from the University of Washington in Tacoma. He is a holder of a Bachelors of Arts/Science degree.
Barone is one of the few celebrities who are known to have shunned the world off their personal lives. There is no information found about his personal or private life. We can only hope he will one day open up to us to know him much better. The only available information is that he is engaged to his longtime girlfriend by the name of Amber.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Eric graduated from the university in 2011, but he never got a job. He later got a job at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, where he worked as an usher. It was at that time that he decided to teach himself how to program video games. At first, it was just practice, but with time, he found himself totally into it. He started making the ‘Stardew Valley,’ which was at first just for fun.
The game took Eric four and a half years to finish. He worked on it all by himself, with no assistance whatsoever. He was the sole developer of the game and had to work long hours for years. The video game was published by Chucklefist and was released on 26th February 2016.
The video game was very well received and by the end of 2017, it recorded a total sale of over 3.5 units. It was also the most downloaded game on Nintendo Switch in 2017. In 2016, the game was nominated for awards like NAVGTR Awards, Golden Joystick Award, Game Developers Choice Award, among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The current net worth of Eric Barone is $34 million. This wealth is primarily from his video game. He is the sole developer of the game, and this means he gets to keep all the returns from the video game. The game was made available to the market for the last two years and has made that much.
Eric Barone is listed among the top gamers in the world. He is worked for over four years in making what made him a millionaire. He was determined and focused on his course, and that is how he achieved such great success. He is currently working on other projects, and we can expect more amazing video games from him in the future.