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The Richest Figures in Gaming

Sales in the videogame industry have been declining for more than three years, due in no small part to competition from mobile devices. Yet it's still a field that's creating high-net-worth individuals at a rapid clip.

On average, rank-and-file videogame professionals pocket more than $81,000 per year, according to a study by Game Developer Magazine. That alone is nearly double what the typical American takes home. But a few game-box heroes (who undoubtedly weren't part of that study) blow the curve.

So, who are the richest people in gaming today? Click ahead to find out.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 5 June 2012

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