|Real Name/Full Name||Erno Rubik|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Erno Rubik|
|Birth Place:||Budapest, Hungary|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||13 July 1944|
|Age/How Old:||79 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Erno Rubik Sr.
Mother – Magdolna Szanto
|School:||Secondary school of Fine and Applied Arts|
|College:||Budapest University of Technology
Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Agnes Hegely|
|Kids/Children Name:||Agnes, Anna, Erno Jr., Szonja|
|Net Worth:||$110 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Erno Rubik is a Hungarian professor, a famous designer after inventing one of the most famous toys in the world, Rubik’s Cube. To teach his students and give them a simple puzzle, he created the cube in 1974, which became instantly famous in the international market. In 2014, he started a tour that will be going on for six years to talk about engineering and science and make young people more interested in science.
Well, how well do you know about Ernő Rubik? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ernő Rubik’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ernő Rubik to date.
Biography and Early Life
The birthplace of Rubik is in Budapest, Hungary. His parents are Erno Rubik Sr. and Magdolna Szanto. His father was a flight engineer in a Hungarian aircraft factory by profession, while his mother was a poet. He has lived all his life in Hungary and never left his country. Rubik is a great fan of his father and stated that he had learned determination from him.
His father was an internationally renowned flight engineer and was very much famous in his field of job. Rubik had stated that he got all his inspiration and motivation from his father. According to him, he had been taught that no work is unworthy or undeserving from his father.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ernő Rubik in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ernő Rubik’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 21st September 2023 having been born on 13 July 1944. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms.
Rubik was very much interested in studies and often called himself a ‘bibliophile.’ He started to attend school in Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, from where he got his high school graduation degree. He was always interested in Architecture, Sculpture and started attending Budapest University Of Technology in 1062.
In 1967, he graduated from there with a degree in sculpture. In 1967, he continued his higher studies by attending in Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, where he finished his studies in 1971 and later became a faculty and designer of the same institution.
According to Rubik, all these schools and colleges helped him to shape his life and gave him a purpose. He also thinks that schooling is very important for a human being as school gives the opportunity to practice, think and learn.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Rubik is very much interested in keeping his personal life private. He hardly makes an appearance with his family or talks about them. But it is known that he has been married for over five decades. His wife’s name is Agnes Hugely. With whom he has two daughters and two sons. Their names are Agnes Rubik, Anna Rubik , Erno Jr aka Zoltan Erno Rubik, Szonja Rubik. His son Zoltan is a Hungarian Music composer and beatboxer.
Is Erno Rubik Gay?
Erno Rubik has been in a long marriage relationship with his wife Agnes. He also has two daughters and two sons with her. He was never heard of getting linked to any other men. That proves him to be straight. So, it is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is hetero.
After graduating in 1971, he was appointed as a professor of Architecture at Budapest College of Applied Arts. In 1974, to teach his students about three-dimensional objects more clearly, he built a puzzle which was later named ‘Rubik’s Cube’ or ‘Rubik’s Magic.’ He used wood from his University’s workshop and rubber to make the prototype of Rubik’s Cube.
When it became loved by his students, in 1979, he contacted a US Company name ’Ideal Toys’ to make his invention internationally familiar. After presenting it in an international market, it instantly became popular and sold in a huge number. Rubik took a patent in the name of his invention.
After seeing the popularity of the cube, he started a studio to create new designs and games. He also invented ‘Rubik’s Snake,’ ‘Rubik’s 360’ puzzles. In 1990, he was appointed to Hungarian Engineering Academy. He established his foundation named ‘Rubik Foundation’ to encourage and support young students to create unique designs in the engineering field. In 2009, he started to teach at Keimyung University in South Korea as the honorary guest lecturer.
Rubik has earned several prestigious awards for his invention, including the most prestigious awards of Hungary which very few personalities have won so far. He also won the United States Science and Engineering Festival Award (2010), Prima Primissima Prize (2010), My Country Awards in 2012, Honorary Citizen of Budapest in 2014 and many more.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Erno Rubik in 2023
As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $110 million. He has earned this huge sum from royalty. As he is one of the world’s greatest inventors and his invention is popular internationally, he earns a huge portion of royalty every year. Besides, he is a professor of Architecture, which allows him to earn regularly.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Rubik’s Cube has been sold more than 350 million units to date.
- Erno Rubik took one month to solve his own puzzle.
- He used to be an editor of a journal based on games and puzzles.
Erno Rubik is one of them who has encouraged numerous young children in science and made them interested in designs and puzzles. His inventions are a great contribution to science, and the specialty of his inventions is simplicity, for which people from all over the world love him and his inventions.