Robert Altman Biography – Robert Altman Wiki
Robert A. Altman was the co-founder and chief executive of ZeniMax Media. As the parent of Bethesda Softworks and several other development studios, Altman’s company grew into a major video gaming publisher since its founding in 1999, responsible for multimillion-dollar franchises such as Doom, The Elder Scrolls, and Fallout.
Altman founded ZeniMax Media with Bethesda Softworks’ founder Christopher Weaver, as the successor to Bethesda’s then-parent company. With investment from Altman and the backing of several high-profile board members, Bethesda acquired the Fallout franchise from original publisher Interplay in 2004; id Software and its Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake franchises, in 2009; and developers Arkane Studios and MachineGames in 2010, putting them to work on the Prey and Wolfenstein series.
Altman’s connections — as a lawyer, he had been the partner of Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense in the Johnson administration — drew several celebrities to invest in ZeniMax and serve on its board of directors. Among them were Les Moonves, the former chief executive of CBS; Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee; Jerry Bruckheimer, the Hollywood director; Cal Ripken, Jr., the baseball hall-of-famer; and Robert Trump, younger brother of Donald J. Trump. In October 2020, ZeniMax’s directors sold the company to Microsoft for $7.5 billion.
Robert Altman Age
He was born on February 23, 1947, in Washington, D.C., United States. He died on February 4, 2021, at the age of 73.
Robert Altman Wife – Lynda Carter Husband Robert Altman
Robert Altman was married to his wife Lynda Carter, who is best known for portraying Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series of the same name. The couple married on January 29, 1984.
Robert Altman Children
Lynda Carter and her husband, Robert Altman, have two children, James Altman, an attorney, and Jessica Carter Altman, also an attorney but now concentrating on her own singing career, making guest appearances with her mother along with just releasing her solo debut EP, “No Rules.”
Robert Altman Death
Altman passed away on February 4, 2021, at the age of 73. Bethesda said in a statement posted to its official Twitter account: “We are deeply saddened to tell you of the passing of Robert A. Altman, our Founder and CEO. He was a true visionary, friend, and believer in the spirit of people and the power of what they could accomplish together. He was an extraordinary leader, and an even better human being.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella tweeted: “A sad moment for the games industry. Robert Altman built ZeniMax into what it is today. My heart goes out to his family, loved ones, and colleagues.”
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer tweeted: “I am incredibly saddened by the news that we have lost an industry icon, partner, and close friend Robert Altman. Sending love and strength to his family and all the teams at Zenimax/Bethesda during this very difficult time.”
Robert Altman Cause of Death
Robert Altman’s cause of death was not revealed.
Robert Altman Net Worth
Robert Altman’s net worth is unclear. ZeniMax’s directors sold the company to Microsoft for $7.5 billion.