Niccolo de Masi. You might not know his name, but if you downloaded Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Bible, you're making him a millionaire.
De Massi, 34, is the CEO of Glu Mobile -- the company that publishes mobile games, including Kimmy K's. While he might not be the household name (yet) that fellow millennial CEOs Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) or Aaron Levie (Box) are, according to data from S&P Capital IQ and an analysis by USA Today, last year, he had a bigger payout than both of them combined. In the 2014 fiscal year, when de Masi was just 33, he made $7.7 million, whereas Zuckerberg and Levie brought in roughly $600,000 and $200,000, respectively.
If you've been
hopelessly addicted to following the success of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," the news isn't entirely shocking. In November 2014, it was reported that the game had been downloaded over 22.8 million times, raking in about $43 million. The game is free to download, but those in-app purchases bring in serious bank.
So keep talking,
Willow Pape haters, you're making Niccolo de Masi famous.