How Much Is 'Fortnite' Designer Darren Sugg’s Net Worth?
- Date of Birth Aug 01, 1977
- Age 43 Years, 11 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
- Profession Video Game Designer
- Relationship Status Single
- Ethnicity/Race American-Eastern
- Religion Jewish
- Brother/s Adam Sugg & Andrew Sugg
- College Marist College
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Siblings 2
- Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Darren Sugg is a video game designer and a creative director at Epic Games, a video game company. He skyrocketed to fame after the success of the online game 'Fortnite,' which added some serious padding to his bottom line.
Here's what we know!
Sugg's Early Life and Education
Sugg has kept his personal life strictly low-key, revealing nothing of his age and birthday. But through his tweets, he has shared that he played video games and was inclined to the virtual world from a young age.
Thanks to his love for video games, he studied multimedia for his bachelor's degree.
He joined Marist College in 2000 right after high school and took arts with a major in communication and multimedia. The subjects were the closest ones that paralleled his interest at the time. He could study HTML, scripting, and flash design for web development.
He got his bachelor's degree in 2000 and quickly started the career that would amass him success. His career choice, however, wasn't a straightforward choice in regard to his family.
On May 31, 2018, Twitch streamer Hamlinz tweeted how weird it was from being yelled at for playing video to making it his living. Sugg sympathized with him in a reply and said that he was still trying to explain his career choice to his mom.
I'm still trying to explain to my mom, my career choice! ðŸ˜… weird indeed! — Darren Sugg (@DarrenSugg) June 1, 2018
His Career and Accomplishments
Sugg joined TenTV as a portal development manager in 2000. He continued the job for three years and finally joined Turbine in 2006 to kick start his game-designing career.
As a designer, his first taste of mainstream success was with the release of the game 'The Lord of The Rings Online: Shadows Of Angmar.' His team released two more versions of the game.
Courtesy of his outstanding skills, he got promoted to senior game systems developer in the company. Thereon, he and his team made PC games like 'Marvel's Super Hero Squad Online' and 'Gears of War: Juggernaut.' He got acclaimed for another adventure video game titled 'Shadow Complex: Remastered.'
In 2010, Sugg left Turbine and served The Amazing Society as a senior gamer designer for two years. He finally joined the famous game production company, Epic Games, in July 2012.
As a creative director, Sugg designed the online video game set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world which would later be named Fortnite.
He designed all three modes of the game. The first mode, also known as 'Fortnite: Save the World' was launched on July 25, 2017. He and his team released the second mode 'Fortnite Battle Real' on September 2017 and the third 'Fortnite Creative' on December 6, 2018.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Being a designer for 'Fortnite' not only made Sugg's resume impressive, but it also added to his burgeoning net worth. Within a month after its release, the game had become famous, garnering over a million players.
By the time it released its third mode, it had become a cultural phenomenon — a game loved by all age groups and people from all walks of life.
'Fortnite Battle Royale' is one of the most played modes which has become an integral part of Esports competitions. In July 2019, the company held a Fortnite World Cup tournament worth US$30 million.
The difficulties of making a game is nothing compared to changing the world. There is something like 10.2 million @FortniteGame twitter followers, if even 10% of you make a change for equality, imagine all those voices echoing into the future. #Standtogether — Darren Sugg (@DarrenSugg) June 1, 2020
Without a doubt, the tremendous success profited Sugg in his net worth and his salary. Although the exact figures of his net worth and also property, including his house, are unknown.
That being said, it also has undoubtedly benefitted his career as a designer. Nikolaus Davidson, Sugg's supervisor, praised him as the “sharp, practical designer who would put other developers to shame," in his LinkedIn recommendation.