Nolan Kay Bushnell is an electrical engineer and also works as a businessman. He is the man who created Atari Inc. AND THE Chuck E Cheese Pizza Time Theatre. Hi, success has seen him being inducted to the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumers Electronic Association Hall of Fame. Also, he has received BAFTA Fellowship and the Nation Restaurant News Award. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Nolan Bushnell in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Nolan was conceived in 1943 on February 5th in Clearfield, Utah. He studied at the renowned Utah State University in 1971. Here, he was studying engineering but later would join the business. In 1964, he transferred to join University where he pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering.
In the 1960s, he got to be among the many students that were taking Computer science and worked closely with Litton Guidance and Control Systems. One of the universities that were heavily involved in computer graphics was Utah University. They were very good when it came to research as well as the Spacewar versions. At school, he created his own game, Tic Tac Toe and the fox and Geese.
His first marriage was to a beautiful lady, Paula Rochelle Nielson. The couple was blessed with two children. His oldest child, Alissa worked with him at the uWink. The second time that he got married was to Nancy, with whom they had six children. Nolan grew up in church, and he is no longer an active member. Nolan is currently living with his and their eight children in a mansion that is located in Southern California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1969, together with his friend and colleague, Ted Dabney, they created Syzgy with an intention to produce the Spacewar Clone. It was later to be renamed Computer space. To ensure that the machine was alive, while the prototype was being developed, they made a route of servicing broken pinball machines. They agreed with the Nutting associates who were then producing a fiberglass cabinet for this unit.
Sadly, this project never succeeded as it failed in the initial stages. After failure, the two never gave up. They would come up with a company that was dubbed Atari Inc., and in 1974, the Atari joined the consumer market. By the year 1976, this company got rebranded to Atari VSC, and by 1982, it had recorded sales amounting to over $1.3 billion.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Nolan Bushnell is over $60 million. The fortune has been created from numerous sources including his career as a businessman where he has invested in several companies. Among the companies, they include Atari Inc. and Chuck E Cheese Pizza Time Theatre.
Nolan has made a name for himself with the various investments which he had made over time. The most recent investment that he made was investing in an educational software company, dubbed ‘Brainrush’ that uses video technology.