Valve has released information that people making virtual hats and selling them in Team Fortress 2 have earned over $500,000 in a year. That’s one person, selling virtual hats, making enough to buy a real Ferrari. Have trouble believing this? So did Paypal, which couldn’t believe something other than drugs could pull this kind of coin.
People from other game companies have been making content for TF2 as well, making more money their their actual job for developing games. This was all revealed in Gabe Newell’s hour long speech at University of Texas at Austin. He basically just talks about business stuff related to Valve. So go make some hats so you can buy me a Ferrari, thanks.