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Christopher WeaverFounder, Bethesda Softworks

imageAn MIT-trained scientist who inspired Jeff Goldblum’s character in the box-office hit Independence Day, Christopher Weaver founded Bethesda Softworks as an experiment in 1986. Today, the studio has proven his experiment, becoming one of the most prosperous developers in the video-game industry.

For nearly 20 years, Bethesda Softworks has produced the best-selling series of fantasy role-playing games The Elder Scrolls, which was created by Weaver and Julian Lefay. Skyrim, the fifth game in the series, ...

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