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Epic Games’ Founder Tim Sweeney Is Fighting Apple, Google. He’s Been Preparing For Years. – The Wall Street Journal


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Epic Games’ Founder Tim Sweeney Is Fighting Apple, Google. He’s Been Preparing For Years. – The Wall Street Journal

Tim Sweeney, chief executive of the company behind the popular videogame “Fortnite,” is now spearheading a battle that app developers have waged for years against two of the world’s biggest technology companies. And he is uniquely positioned to lead that fight against Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Mr. Sweeney and his company Epic Games…

Tim Sweeney, chief executive of the company behind the popular videogame “Fortnite,” is now spearheading a battle that app developers have waged for years against two of the world’s biggest technology companies.

And he is uniquely positioned to lead that fight against Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Mr. Sweeney and his company Epic Games Inc. have deep pockets. He is worth more than $8.5 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, and his company is valued at $17.3 billion, landing investments from companies…

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