Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell
Celebrated Name: Nolan Bushnell
Real Name/Full Name: Nolan Kay Bushnell
Gender: Male
Age: 81 years old
Birth Date: 5 February 1943
Birth Place: Clearfield, Utah, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 79 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Nancy Bushnell
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (8)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Nolan Bushnell Gay? NO
Profession: Electrical Engineer, Computer software engineer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $60 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Nolan Kay Bushnell is an American born tycoon and electrical engineer. He is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of video games hence named as ‘ Father of all video games.’

He came up with ‘ Bushnell’s Law based on video games. It states that: ‘easy to learn, difficult to master.’

He is the producer of arcade games in the 1980s, some of them which are Pong, Pac among others. He also took part in Space war game played on DEC mainframe computers

Maybe you know about Nolan Bushnell very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in [current date format=’Y’]? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Nolan Bushnell’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

Nolan Kay Bushnell was born on 5 February 1943 in Clear Field, Utah, United States. He had much interest in video games during his high school times while working at Lagoon Amusement Park.

In the year 1961, Nolan Kay Bushnell joined Utah State University, where he specialized in engineering and then, later on, went to study business.  He decided to transfer to the University of Utah College of Engineering. He then graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

During his stay at the university, his love for arcade games deepened as he played Space war Game, and later in the year 1969, formed Syzygy studio alongside Ted Dabney. They intentionally established the studio to make a clone of the Space war game. The studio was named Computer Space.

He was part of the Pi Kappa Alpha group. He was among students to learn computers in the ’60s.

Personal Life

Bushnell has married twice. He first married Paula Rochelle Nielsen, with whom God blessed them with three children. However, they divorced, and Bushnell later married Nancy Bushnell. The two have sired five children together.

Bushnell and his family currently live in a mansion located in Woodside. Bushnell purchased the estate from James Folger in 1977.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 5 February 1943, Nolan Bushnell is 81 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and his weight is 79 kg.


Bushnell grew more interested in video playing activities. In 1972, Bushnell and his friend launched Atari Inc. Video, a game developer, and a home computer firm. Pong, the home design of video games, became famous in the market after three years.

In 1997, Bushnell, the head of Atari acquired market success.

In 2006, Bushnell produced another video game that received a financial success of selling over 250, 000.

He later sold Atari to Warner Communication for $28 million. However, he retained his position as the chairman.

Bushnell made his efforts to retain the position of Atari in the 1980s since it was the fastest developing firms in the United States. The entity made a total of $1.3 billion per year. By then, the business was the sole source of Bushnell’s daily bread.

Parallel to Atari’s development in 1977, Nolan Bushnell began another business project, after buying Pizza Time Theatre from Warner Communications, it became the string of family entertainment centers initially imagined as the place where children would have pizza and play Atari’s video games, dubbed Chuck E. Cheesy’s Pizza Time Theatre. Nevertheless, Nolan resigned from the business in the year 1984 after the firm was declared bankrupt. The enterprise failure did not discourage Nolan, later founded Catalyst Technologies, one of the first business incubators with syndicates like Androbot, Etak, Summa, and Axlon in its collection. The enrolments positively affected Nolan Bushnell’s net worth.

In Nolan’s business career, he has founded over 20 syndicates, of which the big number is tightly linked to computer science and game development. Some of his more current projects comprise of uWink and Brain Rush.

Nolan Bushnell is termed as one of the founders of the video game industries, and for his input, he has achieved several.

Awards & Achievements

Nolan Bushnell was awarded a Video Game Hall of Fame, a grant from Consumer Electronics Association.

Nolan was bestowed with the BAFTA Fellowship and also listed among the 50 Men that changed America by the magazine Newsweek.

Net Worth & Salary of Nolan Bushnell in [current date format=’Y’]

Nolan Bushnell Net Worth
Nolan Bushnell Net Worth

As of May 2024, Nolan Bushnell has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million. Nolan earns most of his income from his business magnate and the profits it makes. Nolan also makes hefty amounts from his public appearances and monetizing himself on social media platforms.

Nolan Bushnell is a successful businessman whose hard work and dedication is the reason for his success. Despite being divorced, Nolan did not lose focus and continued to raise his children and even moved with them into the next marriage. Nolan has been awarded several due to his invention and success.


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