GabeN Applying for New Zealand Visa

TVNZ follows up on the rumor that Gabe Newell was looking into moving some game development to New Zealand (thanks PCGamesN). They debunk the idea that there were any such plans in the works, "Valve does not currently have plans to open an office in New Zealand, which isn't to say that it would be a bad idea," Newell tells them. "It's just not something we are working on." However, they do indicate Gabe has plans to put the Newell in New Zealand, as he has applied for a visa to remain in the country he ended up stranded in after the COVID-19 crisis broke out. They do not know what sort of visa this is but note that if he moved there, he'd be one of the country's wealthiest citizens, estimating his fortune at NZ$6 billion (about USD$4 billion). But in the unlikely event Gabe did actually renounce his US citizenship, that wealth would take a big hit, as the exit tax in this county is 23.8%.