Tom Fulp
Tom Fulp
Celebrated Name: Tom Fulp
Real Name/Full Name: Thomas Fulp
Gender: Male
Age: 43 years old
Birth Date: 30 April 1978
Birth Place: Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): April Fulp (m. 2007)
Children: N/A
Dating/Girlfriend
(Name):
N/A
Profession: American video game programmer
Net Worth in 2021: $120 million
Last Updated: November 2021

Tom Fulp is the founder and owner of the site Newgrounds.com, which was founded way back in 1995. It was the first website that let users upload their creations online. These could then be rated and commented upon by other users.

Although it came more than a decade before Facebook, like Facebook, which runs on user-generated content, Newgrounds.com also hosts user-generated content. These contents from users can be uploaded under four site portals, namely games, movies, audio, and artwork. In 2002, he co-founded the hugely popular game site, the Behemoth.

Despite the losses during the dot-com bust of the 2000s and the controversies during the decades, Tom Fulp remains an enigmatic yet successful internet entrepreneur.

Maybe you know about Tom Fulp very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Tom Fulp’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

Tom Fulp was born on April 30, 1978, in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. He had his schooling and college in Pennsylvania.

In 1991, when he was just thirteen years old, Tom launched a Neo Geo fanzine by the name New Ground and started with sending emails to 100 members of a club on Prodigy. He attended the Drexel University, from where he launched his websites and games.

Personal Life

In the year 2007, Tom married April; and the couple has two children.

Tom’s elder brother Wade Fulp handles the administration and other issues at Newgrounds.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 April 1978, Tom Fulp is 43 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2021. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.

Career

Four years later, in 1995, Tom made a website, New Ground Remix on the webspace. Within a year, by 1996, the website became very popular after Tom Fulp created and uploaded a few games while he was studying at the Drexel University in Pennsylvania.

Next year, he created sequels to his already popular games. He also decided to make a website for hosting games, to be called New Ground Atomix.

In 1998, Tom Fulp began working with Macromedia Flash. He also released a flash game Telebubby Fun Land.

Later, Fulp merged both his websites to create another website called the Newgrounds. The traffic increased, and he started selling merchandise, making it one of the first e-commerce ventures.

In 1999, Fulp introduced banner ads on his site. He also partnered with Troma to host the site for a percentage of the ad revenue. He also added more functionality to the site, like chat rooms and message boards.

New incentive systems like the Grounds Gold were added to attract more users to upload their creations. These helped enhance the ad revenue.

After the collapse of the dot-com bubble, Newgrounds too struggled to exist. In 2004, the Numa Numa Dance on Newgrounds became one of the first viral videos on the Net. By 2009, Newgrounds added much more functionality, including its mobile version.

In 2002, Dan Paladin helped create the game Alien Hominid for Newgrounds. The game became very popular, which prompted them to come together with others and form the company The Behemoth for developing games. Their next game Castle Crashers was a huge success, and it was launched on the Xbox 360 and later on PC and Playstation.

In 2011, Fulp started an annual tournament of animation. In 2012, he came up with his first mobile game, grounds, on iOS. In 2018, several new features were added to improve site performance.

Awards & Achievement

Not much information is available on Tom Fulp about winning any awards. However, what is amply clear is that he is a solid citizen of Pennsylvania, where he spent his childhood and grew up.

In fact, he has made it the headquarters and office of his company. It is located in the Glenside neighborhood of Cheltenham Township in Pennsylvania. Currently, Newgrounds has about 120 employees at its headquarters.

Net Worth & Salary of Tom Fulp in 2021

Tom Fulp Net Worth
Tom Fulp Net Worth

Not much information is available in the public domain about the income and income streams of Tom Fulp. Looking into his success in video gaming and his websites ad revenues, his net worth is a conservative guess and could possibly be more considering that his company has not been valued so far. It is estimated that the Net Worth of Tom Fulp is about $120 million as of November 2021.

Tom Fulp had a passion for gaming since his childhood. He worked hard, starting with his teens to realize his dreams as an internet entrepreneur. Although it may not be to the iconic level of internet stalwarts, this is one of the success stories of the internet age that will keep inspiring the young ones and their generations.

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