Hiroshi Yamauchi, former Nintendo president who created classic video games such as Super Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, has died. He was 85.



TMZ notes Hiroshi revolutionized the video game industry by introducing the world to Zelda and Super Mario.

Yamauchi introduced the Nintendo Entertainment System to America in 1985, and followed up by launching the greatest video game franchises in history, including Super Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

Hiroshi left the company in 2002 — but reportedly refused to accept his retirement pension allegedly worth between $9 to $14 million dollars … claiming Nintendo could put it to better use.

With an estimated net worth of around $2.1 billion, Hiroshi was ranked the 13th richest man in Japan at the time of his death.

Hiroshi is survived by his wife and 3 kids.

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