From playing video games while broke on welfare to creating billion-dollar game PUBG


Six years ago, Brendan Greene was 37, divorced and making $300 a month. Today he is a creator of the massively popular “battle royale” genre and one of its top games, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which brought in an estimated $1 billion in revenue in 2018.

Underemployed and playing video games

Greene wasn’t in a great place in 2013. He was stuck in Brazil, where he’d moved in his early 30s with his wife, but their marriage ended in divorce. 


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