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Who Owns Roblox? Explained

Find out more about the leadership and how Roblox was created.

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Roblox is an online gaming platform that has millions of games (or experiences) with a whopping total of over 77 million daily active users in the first quarter of 2024. With such a successful endeavor, you might be wondering who owns Roblox? Roblox is not owned by a single person, but by a company called Roblox Corporation. Here are some more details that may interest you.

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Who Owns Roblox?

Roblox Corporation was founded by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. Sadly, Cassel died from cancer in 2013 and currently, David Baszucki is the CEO of the platform.

David Baszucki

As per the official website, Roblox has over 2000 employees and the company has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Companies as well as one of the Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.

How Roblox was Created

Previously, David founded Knowledge Revolution, which is an educational software company. This is where he and his brother Greg developed “Interactive Physics,” which was a 2D physics simulation. Erik Cassel worked as Baszucki’s VP of Engineering for Interactive Physics which is how they met.

After this, Knowledge Revolution worked on “Working Model” which simulated mechanical devices.

David was born on January 20, 1963 in Winnipeg, Canada, and is also known as ‘builderman’ in the community. He studied engineering and computer science at Stanford University and graduated in 1985 as a General Motors Scholar in Electrical Engineering.

In 2004, David and Cassel founded Roblox Corp, and started work on the game DynaBlocks, which launched later that year in a beta state. The next year, its name was changed to Roblox and it went from being in beta to fully released on September 1, 2006.

The name of Roblox comes from a portmanteau of Robots and Blocks which is how you can explain the basic concept of the platform. In an interview with Forbes, Baszucki shared that the idea for Roblox came from the success of Interactive Physics and Working Model among young kids.

So, in short, David Baszucki is the co-founder and CEO of Roblox Corporation which owns Roblox, the gaming platform. With that out of the way, be sure to explore our Roblox articles for more interesting content! For example, here’s what you should know about refunding items, how to change your profile pose and how to appear offline while playing games.

Maria is a part-time gamer, part-time painter and full-time Otaku. Her love for Anime started with Pokemon as she watched and drew Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and other cute Pokemon. Upon finding out about the games she became a big RPG fan. However, RPGs aren't the only type of game she likes. You can also find her maining Mileena, Kitana, and Johnny Cage in MK1.

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