Andrew Christopher Gower (born c. 1978) is a British computer programmer and businessman. He is the co-founder of Cambridge-based Jagex, the company he founded with his brothers Paul and Ian Gower and with Constant Tedder. He wrote the MMORPG RuneScape with the assistance of his two brothers, Ian and Paul Gower. In December 2010 he left the Jagex board of directors. He no longer has holdings in the company. As of November 2011, he is not listed under the credits for RuneScape. Since leaving Jagex, Gower has founded a new gaming development and consulting company, Fen Research, of which he holds 90% of the shares. Currently, he is developing a futuristic sci-fi strategy game named Solstrike. Gower has designed a statically-typed programming language to aid in the project's development.
|Born||2 December 1978|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Occupation||Founder of Fen Research|
|Known for||Co-founder of Jagex|
|Net worth||GBP£ 138 million with Paul Gower (2011)|
Gower was born in Nottingham, England. He said in the Runescape Documentary (2017) that he first got into programming when he was seven years old. He attended The Becket School and went on to study at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
The 2007 Sunday Times Rich List listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 654th richest entrepreneurs in the UK, worth £113 million. In 2009, the Sunday Times listed them as the 566th richest men, worth an estimated £99 million. The Daily Telegraph also listed Andrew and Paul Gower as the 11th richest young entrepreneurs in the UK.
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