5 Things You Should Know About How to Invest in Epic Games Stock

This story is part of a series on popular but unlisted companies. In the series, I’ve covered Hulu, SpaceX, Instagram, Subway, and Popeyes.

In each story I explain how, while investors can’t invest directly in the company, there are alternative investment vehicles available.

Sadly for investors, investing in Epic Games stock is no different – the stock isn’t publicly listed but there are alternatives, and this post explains what they are.

Things You Should Know About How to Invest in Epic Games Stock

1. History of Epic Games

Epic Games was set up in 1991 by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems. It was initially set up in his parents’ house in Potomac, Maryland. The company was renamed Epic MegaGames, Inc. after launching its first commercial video game, ZZT (1991). 

In early 1992, they hired Mark Rein, currently the company’s vice president. The studio’s name was shortened to Epic Games once they relocated to Cary in 1999.

2. Who Owns Epic Games?

Epic Games’ creator and CEO, Tom Sweeney, holds more than half of the company’s equity. Tencent Holdings, a Chinese company, is Epic Games’ second-largest shareholder (TCEHY). The world’s largest video game corporation, Tencent, owns almost 40% of Epic Games’ equity.

3. Is Epic Games Stock Listed?

Epic Games does have stock. However, it is a privately held company. Hence, as a retail investor, you will be unable to purchase Epic Games stock through a stock exchange or brokerage account. You will have to put your money into companies that own Epic Games stock.

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