Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:56

Flappy Bird Developer Listed as Internet Millionaire

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Flappy Bird was created by Nguyen Ha Dong

According to local newspaper, Tuoi Tre, Nguyen Ha Dong, the Hanoi-based app developer of the mobile game, Flappy Bird, has been listed among 10 Internet millionaires who made fortunes out of thin air by entertainment news site The Richest.

 

The programmer, also known by his Twitter name Dong Nguyen, stood in ninth place on the list of ten individuals who earned fame and fortunes via the Internet and now “walk the Earth like kings.”

 

Flappy Bird was downloaded more than 50 million times and received 90,000 rating in just nine months of being available to the public. Such success was because this simple game was one of the most addictive in recent memory.

 

Dong is thought to have learnt US$3 million (VND63 billion) from the game, a fortune that The Richest said is “not an incredible amount” when compared to others on the list.

 

Nguyen Ha Dong

Last modified on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:35
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