Ernő Rubik
Ernő Rubik
Celebrated Name: Ernő Rubik
Real Name/Full Name: Ernő Rubik
Gender: Male
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: 13 July 1944
Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian
Height: 1.76 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Ágnes Hégely
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Ágnes, Anna, Ernő Jr, and Szonja)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ernő Rubik Gay?: No
Profession: Inventor, architect, and professor of architecture
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $110 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ernő Rubik is a popular inventor, architect, and professor of architecture from Hungary who is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles such as Rubik’s Cube, Rubik’s Snake, among others. He is involved with many organizations that aim to engage students in maths, science, and problem solving from a young age, including Beyond Rubik’s Cube, Judit Polgar Foundation, and many more.

Maybe you know about Ernő Rubik very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ernő Rubik’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Ernő Rubik was born on 13 July 1944, in Budapest, Hungary during World War II to his parents Ernő Rubik Sr. and Magdolna Szántó. His father was a flight engineer while his mother was a poet.

Rubik went to the Technical University in Budapest to learn sculpture and the Academy of Applied Arts and Design to study architecture. In 1958, he went to the Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, and later he attended the Budapest University of Technology in 1962, where he became a member of the Architecture Faculty.

From 1967 to 1971, he was appointed as the faculty of Interior Architecture and Design at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts.

Personal Life

Rubik is married to Ágnes Hégely with who he has four children Ágnes, Anna, Ernő Jr, and Szonja. He lives happily with his wife and children in Budapest.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 13 July 1944, Ernő Rubik is 79 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.76 m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


Ernő Rubik started his career as a professor of architecture at the Budapest College of Applied Arts in 1971. During this time, he built designs for the first working prototype of the Rubik’s Cube in 1974.

Initially, the cube was made of woods and rubber bands, which allowed the pieces to move without falling apart. He used woods because it was easily available at the university’s workshop and because the wood was a simple material and that did not require any heavy machinery. The original prototypes were made by hand, boring holes, cutting woods to hold the cube together.

The students of the university really liked the cube’s structure, and they thought that it might appeal to a broad audience. The Rubik’s cube was initially popularly known as the “magic cube” in Hungary.

In 1979, he licensed the cube to a US company named Ideal Toys. The following year, the company renamed the Magic cube as Rubik’s cube before it was introduced to the international audience. The cube was an instant success worldwide and won several international awards and became a staple of the 1980’s popular culture.

Other than Rubik’s cube, Ernő Rubik also invented Rubik’s Magic, Rubik’s Snake, and Rubik’s 360. In the 1980s, he was also the editor of the journal És játék. In 1983, he founded the Rubik Studio, where he experimented and designed many new games.

In 1990, he was chosen as the professor of the Hungarian Engineering Academy, where he created the International Rubik Foundation to support talented designers and engineers. In 2009, he was appointed an honorary professor of Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea.

Awards & Achievements

Ernő Rubik has won several awards in his career including Budapest International Trade Fair (1978), Toy of the Year: Federal Republic of Germany (1980), Toy of the Year: United Kingdom (1982), Hungarian State Prize (1983), Juvenile Prize (1988), Dénes Gabor Prize (1995).

He has also won the Ányos Jedlik Prize (1996), Prize for the Reputation of Hungary (1997), Moholy-Nagy Prize (2008), EU Ambassador of the Year of Creativity and Innovation (2009), USA Science and Engineering Festival Award (2010), Prima Primissima Prize (2010), My Country Awards (2012), Honorary Citizen of Budapest (2014), and many more.

Net Worth & Salary of Ernő Rubik in 2024

Ernő Rubik Net Worth
Ernő Rubik Net Worth

Ernő Rubik has an estimated net worth of more than $110 million as of April 2024. He has made this huge fortune through his successful career as an inventor, architect, and professor of architecture.

The Rubik’s cube is one of the best selling toys of all time, and 350 million of the cubes have been sold as of now. He has also published two bestselling books, A bűvös kocka in 1981 and The Rubik’s Cube Compendium in 1987.

He is also a member of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Advisory Board, which also helps in increasing his net worth significantly.

Ernő Rubik is one of the greatest inventors of all time. His Rubik cube is popular all over the world, which is used by people of all ages. He is considered as an inspiration to the upcoming young gaming designers and inventors.


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