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Nolan Bushnell

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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Industry: Business People
Residence: Clearfield
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 February 1943
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.80 m
Education: University of Utah, Stanford University, University of Utah College of Engineering

Nolan Bushnell was bornon 5 February 1943 in Clearfield, American, is Entrepreneur. The man behind the company ‘Atari’ and ‘Chuck E’ Cheese’ is the business mogul Nolan Bushnell. He had an inclination towards arcade games during his youth and was one of the few students during the 1960s to have played the game ‘Spacewar’. He was born in California and during his youth he was employed at the ‘Lagoon Amusement Park’ where he saw people enjoying coin-op games and later, he ventured into the business world as a pioneer of video games. He completed his graduation in electrical engineering and later established companies such as ‘Atari’ which heralded new concepts in the world of video games. He later, purchased the ‘Pizza Time Theatre’ from ‘Warner Communications’ which was an amusement restaurant. His vision behind this business venture was to propagate his games through the restaurant by offering them inside the restaurant. He has been associated with many companies as their advisory member and has helped them better their productivity. His most recent initiative is the ‘BrainRush’ company which is devised to make education interesting by incorporating it with video games and he is confident about this venture being an overwhelming success as well as helpful for the students as well the educators.


$75 Million


During the period 2010-12, an experimental test regarding the success of ‘BrainRush’ was conducted and the results were overwhelming


In 2007, he was appointed as the chairperson of the company ‘NeoEdge Networks’, and the same year, became associated to the company ‘GAMEWAGER’, as a member of the advisory board


Cheese’ suffered huge monetary difficulties and in 1983, the president of the company Joe Keenan resigned, the following year, Bushnell also resigned from his post and the company landed in bankruptcy the same year


In 1981, a new technological venture ‘Catalyst Technologies’ was established by this astute entrepreneur in Sunnyvale, California, with the cooperation of Alcorn


’ owing to some disagreement he had with the ‘Warner Communication’, in 1978


Bushnell ventured into the consumer electronics market in 1974 when, he initiated the development of a home version of the ‘Pong’ game on the suggestion of engineers Bob Brown and Harold Lee


The developer-duo figured out that the name ‘Syzygy’ was already in use and renamed their company in 1972, as ‘Atari’


Nolan, along with his associate Ted Dabney, co-founded the company ‘Syzygy’ in 1969, and built a similar game as ‘Spacewar’ and named it ‘Computer Space’


He then joined the ‘University Of Utah College Of Engineering’ and in 1968, he earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from the institute


He was born in Clearfield, Utah on 5th February, 1943

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