Little is known about Valve's financials, but there is no doubt that it is sitting on one of the industry's most profitable gold mines: Steam.
During an interview with Forbes Magazine, Valve founder Gabe Newell acknowledged that the company is "tremendously profitable" and that it is more profitable per employee than Google and Apple.
Newell then refused to confirm that other companies have tried to acquire Valve as a whole or take over Steam separately, but he did acknowledge that "there's been interest."
The Valve founder then noted that although PC comprises less than 10% of the overall gaming industry, Valve's focus on that segment is the main driving force behind it current success. "If we tried to blaze new trails of our own and ride all the latest trends, we'd likely be bankrupt by now," he mused.