2 December 1978 |
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Occupation||Founder of Fen Research|
|Known for||Co-Founding Jagex|
|Net worth||GBP£ 138 million with Paul Gower (2011)|
Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British video game developer and co-founder of Cambridge-based Jagex Games Studio, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Ian Gower and Constant Tedder. He wrote the MMORPG RuneScape with the assistance of his two brothers, Ian and Paul Gower. In December 2010 he left the Jagex board of directors. He no longer has holdings in the company. As of November 2011, he is not listed under the credits for RuneScape. Since leaving Jagex, Gower has founded a new gaming development and consulting company, Fen Research, of which he holds 90% of the shares. Currently, he is developing a futuristic sci-fi strategy game named Solstrike. Gower has designed a statically typed programming language to aid in the project's development.
Andrew Gower was born in Nottingham, England. He attended The Becket School and went on to study Bachelor of Arts at Cambridge University. The 2007 Sunday Times Rich List listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 654th richest entrepreneurs in the UK, worth £113 million. In 2009, the Sunday Times listed them as the 566th richest men, worth an estimated £99 million. The Daily Telegraph also listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 11th richest young entrepreneurs in the UK.
According to his personal Twitter account, Gower has been programming since the age of 2.
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