Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier
Celebrated Name: Jaron Lanier
Real Name/Full Name: Jaron Zepel Lanier
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: 3 May 1960
Birth Place: New York City, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 78kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lena Lanier
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Lillibell Lanier)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jaron Lanier Gay?: No
Profession: Computer Scientist, Composer, Visual Artist and Author
Salary: $32,000 per month
Net Worth in 2024: $6 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Jaron Zepel Lanier is a renowned computer scientist, visual artist, author of computer philosophy, futurist, and modern classical music composer from the United States. Lanier is regarded as one of the pioneers of virtual reality technology. He left Atari in 1985 to co-found VPL Research, Inc with Thomas G. Zimmerman, the first firm to market virtual reality spectacles and wired gloves.

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Early Life & Biography

Jaron Lanier was born on 3rd May 1960 in New York City but later got raised in New Mexico at Messila. Jaron Lanier’s mother was a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp in Vienna, while his father’s family had emigrated from Ukraine to avoid the massacres. His mother passed away in an accident when he was nine years old.

He spent a long period living in tents with his father before starting on a seven-year endeavor to design and build a geodesic dome dwelling. Lanier got New Mexico State University to accept him as a student when he was 13 years old.

He completed graduate studies at NMSU and was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to explore mathematical notation, which led to his learning computer programming.

Lanier’s NSF-funded study at NMSU from 1979 to 1980 focused on “digital graphical simulations for learning.” Lanier also went to art school in New York at this period, but returned to New Mexico to work as a midwife’s assistant. Lanier was given a vehicle by the father of a baby he assisted in the delivery of, which he later drove to Santa Cruz.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 3 May 1960, Jaron Lanier is 64 years old as of today’s date 28th May 2024. His height is 1.87 m tall, and weight is 78 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Jaron Lanier is a happily married man in which he tied knots with his wife known as Lena Lanier. Lena is a child psychologist and together with his husband Lanier, they live in Berkeley, California.

Together they have been blessed with one daughter who is known as Lillibell Lanier.

Career

Talking of his career, Jaron Lanier, is an American computer scientist, visual artist, author of computer philosophy, futurist, and modern classical music composer. Lanier is regarded as one of the pioneers of virtual reality technology.

He left Atari in 1985 to co-found VPL Research, Inc with Thomas G. Zimmerman, the first firm to market virtual reality spectacles and wired gloves.

Lanier worked on Internet2 applications in the late 1990s, and he was a visiting scientist at Silicon Graphics and numerous colleges in the 2000s. He started working at Microsoft in 2006, and in 2009, he became an interdisciplinary scientist at Microsoft Research.

Mr. Lanier is also noted for his work on Virtual Reality as it relates to both technology and art, as a former employee of Microsoft and Atari. He began working with VPL Research in the 1980s, where he invented the first. This is the start of Jaron Lanier’s net worth increasing through time.

Jaron Lanier was the Internet2 office’s lead network and services scientist in 1997. He was also the project’s primary scientist with his work on the National Tele-immersion Initiative. He quit this post four years later, in 2001.

He worked as a visiting scientist at Silicon Graphics Inc. from 2001 to 2004 to tackle telepresence and tele-immersion difficulties.

Telepresence allows people to feel as if they are physically there in another location, and tele-immersion allows you to completely immerse yourself in another person as if you were that person. Virtual Reality would be the finest technique to demonstrate this topic.

Lanier is a collector of rare instruments and has written modern classical music. Instruments of Change (1994), his acoustic CD, incorporates Asian wind and string instruments such the khene harmonica, suling flute, and sitar-like esraj. Lanier co-wrote the music for the documentary film The Third Wave with Mario Grigorov (2007).

Awards & Achievements

Jaron has had much achievements through his professional career in which the Foreign Policy named Lanier one of the 100 most influential public thinkers in 2005. Lanier was selected to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2010.

Prospect magazine named Lanier one of the world’s 50 most influential intellectuals in 2014. Wired named Lanier one of the 25 most significant persons in technology history in the previous 25 years in 2018.

Net Worth & Salary of Jaron Lanier in 2024

Jaron Lanier Net Worth
Jaron Lanier Net Worth

Jaron Lanier has an estimated net worth of $6 Million as of May 2024. This is from the fortunes he makes all through his professional career in which he has influenced the computer industry as a computer scientist. He has played a great role in development of virtual reality hence giving him much popularity through his career.

Being so passionate on his career has made Jaron Lanier one of the best-renowned computer scientists.  The sales of the Virtual reality have also brought much success in his career becoming one of the most sought out computer scientists.

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