Alexey Pajitnov

For many people, their hobbies stop at just being hobbies. There are people who can sing so well but they never do anything productive with their love for music. At the same time, there are those who are very good at acting as well as comedy. With their comic and humorous nature, they can be able to make you forget all your pain in an instance. However, all this is wasted as they do nothing else with their passion except making people happy and entertaining their friends and family.

For Alexey, his passion was not in music, comic or film industry but he was more interested in gaming. For him, any time was gaming time, and eventually, the love and passion he had in this art was more than just that of a hobby. Therefore, he finally decided to commit himself to games but this time around, it was as a computer engineer and a video game designer.

Well, how well do you know about Alexey Pajitnov? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Alexey Pajitnov’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Alexey Pajitnov to date.

Biography and Early Life

If you thought gaming is something that started a few years ago, then you are mistaken. Gaming is something that has been there for ages and it is not only interesting for the young blood. The game has however become an interesting go-to activity for both young and old. As it is, Alexey is currently in his 60s bearing in mind his birthdate is 16th April 1955. Pajitnov was born in Moscow, which is located in the Soviet Union.

Although this man is becoming very famous in the gaming world, he tends to be very secretive about his background and personal life. For this reason, it proved a great challenge for us to find out information about his parents as well as his siblings. We are still doing our research and once we get concrete information we will update it for you.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Alexey Pajitnov in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Alexey Pajitnov’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 16 March 1955. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176lbs in Pound and 80 kg in Kilograms.


It is not only about his childhood life that Alexey has tried to keep away from the public but also information about his early days in school. It seems Alexey is very proud of his career and enjoys much talking about anything pertaining it. Therefore, the only thing he has revealed is his life after graduating from high school.

Since he knew his heart was given to gaming, he decided to join Moscow Aviation Institute and take a course in applied mathematics. After graduating from Moscow Aviation, he joined Dorodnitsyn Computing Centre where he took lessons on speech recognition. It was also at this institution where he first developed Tetris’s first version which he did using an electronica 60 computer in 1984.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

As we mentioned above, Alexey is a very secretive person and although he has revealed some information about his personal life, much of it is what he has not. But just like many celebrities, it has been a bit difficult to hide information about his love life from the media.

This is because, no matter how much time he tries to become secretive, you would never avoid mentioning someone you love once in a while. It will also be next to impossible for him to hide the existence of his wife and children bearing in mind many bloggers and media people are on their toes to ensure that they find as much information about him as possible.

It is very clear that Alexey is a family man and values his relationship with his wife and children very much. He is a great husband to Nina Alexey and always enjoys every single minute they spend together. Although he is an early riser and ensures he gets to the office among the first people, he ensures that he finds time to spend quality time with his family.

He also says that he enjoys taking breakfast in his house. He had two sons named Peter and Dmitri but 2017 marked the worst day to the whole family when their son had a skiing accident on Mount Rainier and succumbed to injury.

Is Alexey Pajitnov Gay?

Pajiynov might be secretive but he has not been able to hide information about his personal life. It is very clear that he is straight since he is married to a woman and together have two sons.

Professional Career

Alexey was of puzzles as a child and he played with pentomino toys. His inspiration in creating Tetris was drawn from these toys. Vadim Gerasimov and Dmitry Pavlovsky helped him in the creation of Tetris in 1984. Although the game was first available for gamers living in the Soviet Union, it finally appeared in the West 2 years later in 1986. This marked the beginning of his career as a video gamer designer.


You might think that it is easier to think that Alexey has only managed to gain fame from his career but nothing more than that. This is however not the case as he has earned awards and nominations. Some of these include; Game Developers Choice Awards First Penguin Award, Der Deutsche Games Award and Bizkaia Award among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alexey Pajitnov in 2021

Alexey is lucky to have earned both fame and wealth from his career as a game developer. As of 2021, His net worth now stands at $5 million and we would only expect it to rise even higher with time.

Out of passion, a career has been born and at the same time, many people have been entertained as a result.


Facts of Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAlexey Leonidovich Pajitnov
  • birthplaceMoscow, Soviet Union
  • Date of Birth March 16, 1955
  • Age 69 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • nationalityRussian
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$5 million
  • professionComputer engineer and video game designer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 80 Kg, In Pounds – 176 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 170 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
  • hair colorAuburn
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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