The video game industry is full of leaders who have marked all gamers. Some of them received recognition for their work and contributions in 2022.
Variety did research to choose the 500 most influential business leaders from various industries, including video games. This year, the publication celebrated the careers of more than 25 executives related to the industry, including Phil Spencer, Jim Ryan, and Doug Bowser, heads of Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo of America, respectively.
VIDEO GAMES EXECUTIVES ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP
The list not only recognizes the heads of large companies in the West but also credits important figures in Japan, such as Shuntaro Furukawa, Yasuo Miyakawa, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, Hidetaka Miyazaki, presidents of Nintendo, Bandai Namco, Capcom, and FromSoftware. , respectively.
Also included are names well-known to gamers, such as Hermen Hulst (PlayStation), Sarah Bond (Xbox), Tim Sweeney (Epic Games), and Gabe Newell (Valve), among others. To the surprise of many, MrBeast, the popular YouTuber, was also recognized as one of the most influential leaders in gaming in 2022.
A group of judges later investigated each person's trajectory to select the 500 most influential leaders. According to Variety, all of the executives on their list were chosen for excellence in their achievements over the past 12 months. Below I leave the list related to video games:
-Andrew Wilson (EA)
-Andy Jassy (Amazon)
-Johanna Faries (Activision Blizzard)
-Hermen Hulst (PlayStation)
-Sarah Bond (Xbox)
-Doug Bowser (Nintendo of America)
-Yasou Miyakawa (Banda Namco)
-Shuntaro Furukawa (Nintendo)
-Tim Sweeney (Epic Games)
-Jim Ryan (PlayStation)
-David Haddad (Warner Bros. Discovery)
-Phil Spencer (Xbox)
-Shauna Spenley (Riot Games)
-Lars Wingefors (Embracer Group)
-Haruhiro Tsujimoto (Capcom)
-Hidetaka Miyazaki (FromSoftware)
-Satya Nadella (Microsoft)
-Davil Ellison (Skydance Media)
-Strauss Zelnick (Take-Two)
-Mark Ren (Tencent)
-Gabe Newell (Valve)
-Andrew Bosworth (Meta)
-David Baszucki (Roblox Corporation)
-William Ding (NetEase)
-Jon Favreau (Fairview Entertainment)
-Bobby Kotick (Activision Blizzard)
-Jeff Blackburn (Amazon)
-Kenichiro Yoshida (Sony)
-Shari Redstone (Paramount)
-Vincent Bolloré (Bolloré Group)
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