Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann popularly known as Jeff Gerstmann is a professional video game journalist and scientist. His video game journalism career began in the early 90s as a freelance agent and now he is a co-founder of Giant Bomb, a popular video game website. Giant Bomb was founded in 2008.
Jeff was recognized by Complex Magazine as one of the top 25 biggest celebrities in the industry. He also served as one of the twenty-five video game Journalists involved in voting nominees and winners of the Spike video game Awards until it got cancelled.
This talented American is also involved in music and acting. In 1995, he was one of the rap duo called HeadBoard and moved on to start a band, Suburban All-stars which lasted for a short time. His love for music must be huge as he formed yet another duo, Midnight Brown with Chris Henderson, his roommate.
The band reached a decision to release songs individually after releasing four albums together. Jeffrey Michael has featured in X-Play (2003), Electric Showdown (2005) and League of heels: A Video Game Wrestling Documentary (2017).
Jeff Gerstmann’s Biography
Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann was born on Friday, August 1, 1975, in Los Angeles, United States of America. Little information is available about his childhood, parents, and siblings (if any). However, on 22nd of March, 2014, Jeff took to Twitter to tell his followers that his dad had passed on the week before.
Though we don’t know much about the family he came from and his early life, we can tell that his career as a video game journalist began at age 17. Jeff circled around odd jobs for some time including working in a movie theatre and working for a print magazine. He moved on to GameSpot in 1996 as an intern, moving up the ranks to Editor Director until his lay-off in 2007 following an issue with the management team.
His review for Tempest X3 for PlayStation is recorded as his first credited review. He is also known for creating Points Report, a video podcast which was done semi-weekly on GameSpot. This was a forum for sharing the games he played, Xbox 360 Gamerscore and more. It went on till he lost an interest in boosting his Gamerscore.
Upon his lay-off from GameSpot, he went on to form Giant Bomb alongside his teenage friend and co-worker Ryan Davies and some others. Giant Bomb nearly hit a setback when Ryan died but Jeff pulled it through the rough time with help from other colleagues.
His Net Worth: How Rich Is He?
Jeff’s net worth has reportedly been in the six-figure range for a while with him being one of the top shot video game Journalists. His company, Giant Bomb, is said to have a value of $76 million.
The man’s personal net worth considering all his assets and business ventures is uncertain. Some sources place it at $800,000 while others claim it is under review. Jeff reportedly describes himself as definitely not rich but having a pretty okay credit.
Who Is Jeff Gerstmann’s Wife?
On the 16th of February, 2016, Jeff got married to his longtime girlfriend. The announcement of his marriage came on a Giant Bomb podcast. They got engaged during the summer of 2015 and tied the knot almost immediately.
Jeff Gerstmann seems to be quite secretive about his personal life as he hasn’t placed a name to his wife. It is however suspected that he is married to Jessica Elliot, a joiner who makes beautiful and exquisite pieces of jewellery and accessories. Jessica is known to design pieces that aren’t “afterthoughts” and are said to hardly ever go out of style.
In her work, she makes use of Swarovski, leather, pearls and semi-precious stones. It is not known if they have any children together. We surely do hope their love stays strong forever.
Quick Facts About Mr Gerstmann
Birth name: Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann
Date of birth: August 1, 1975
Birth city: Los Angeles, United States of America
Birth sign: Leo
Profession: Video game Journalist/Scientist
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Jessica Elliot (m. 2016)
Notable credits: Editorial Director, GameSpot (1996- 2007) Co-founder/ Editor, Giant Bomb (2008- date)
Medical fact: Red/green colourblind
Favourite soccer player: Kaka
Favourite suit: Helicopter suit
Favourite game of all times: Smash TV
Favourite radio station: 96.5 WLBJ
Favourite Olympic sport: Javelin.