Nolan Bushnell
Nolan Bushnell
Real Name/Full Name Noolan Bushnell
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nolan Bushnell
Birth Place: Clearfield, Utah
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 February 1943
Age/How Old: 81 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 79Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark
Parents Name: Father –under Review
Mother – Under Review
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: University Of Utah College Of Engineering’
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Nancy
Wife/Spouse Name: Nancy
Kids/Children Name: Brent Bushnell, Alissa Bushnell, Wyatt Bushnell, Dylan Bushnell, Tyler Bushnell
Profession: businessman
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: April 2024

The business mogul Nolan Bushnell is the man behind the company ‘Atari’ and ‘Chuck E’s Cheese.’ During his youth, He inclined arcade games. He was one of the few students during the 1960s to have played the game ‘Spacewar.’ Consequently, he was employed at the ‘Lagoon Amusement Park’ where he saw people enjoying coin-op games and later ventured into the business world as a pioneer of video games.

Well, how well do you know about Nolan Bushnell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nolan Bushnell’s net worth in 2024, 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 Nolan Bushnell to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 5 February 1943, Nolan Bushnell was born in Clearfield, Utah, and grew up in the ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.’

Nollan was employed at the ‘Lagoon Amusement Park’ during his high school and college days. At the recreation center, he first saw the interest people had in gaming.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nolan Bushnell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nolan Bushnell’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 5 February 1943. Though, he is 6’3″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.


He joined the ‘University Of Utah College Of Engineering’ and earned a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1968 from the institute. Nolan Bushnell was also associated with the frat group named ‘Pi Kappa Alpha.’

When the ‘University of Utah’ carried on research on computer graphics programs, Nolan was among the few students who played the ‘Spacewar!’ game. The University developed many versions of the Spacewar game.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Nolan has been involved in two marriages so far. At first, he married Paula Rochelle Nielson. The duo appeared to be doing well and even brought forth three children. However, it did not go well after several years, and he then got married to Nancy, with whom he had five children. Therefore, in total, Nolan has eight children.

Is Nolan Bushnell Gay?

Nolan Bushnell’s sexuality is straight as he neither is gay or bisexual. There are no doubts about casting on whether he is gay or not as Nolan is a happily married man with a good number of children. He is married to one single wife with whom they are enjoying life together.

Professional Career

in 1969, Nolan, together with his associate Ted Dabney, co-founded the company ‘Syzygy’ and built a similar game as ‘Spacewar’ and named it ‘Computer Space.’

After launching the gaming machine, it did not receive much success, after which Nolan then resolved to collaborate with a different company to launch his other games.

In 1972, the developer-duo renamed their company as ‘Atari’ after figuring out that the name ‘Syzygy’ was already in use. Their office was set in Sunnyvale, California. He appointed Allan Alcorn as an engineer to be their first employee.

He asked Allan Alcorn, the company’s engineer, to create an arcade game based on the ‘Magnavox’ game after learning about Magnavox Odyssey’s game. The game, ‘Pong,’ gained immense popularity among gamers, and the company continued to produce it for the following few years.

In 1974, Bushnell ventured into the consumer electronics market. In the following year, The home version of the game was launched into the market.

The American company ‘Warner Communication’ acquired ‘Atari,’ which helped him amass the required amount for the launch of ‘Atari VCS’ In 1977.

The same year, he acquired the ‘Pizza Time Theatre’ from ‘Warner Communication,’ intending to use it to distribute the games produced by ‘Atari.’

Owing to some disagreement Nollan had with ‘Warner Communication,’ in 1978, Bushnell had to leave ‘Atari, Inc..’

With the cooperation of Alcorn, in 1981, Nolan launched a new technological venture ‘Catalyst Technologies’ and was one of the first ventures into business incubators.

He sold his subsidiary companies in 1983 to meet with losses his restaurant business was suffering.

He received an appointment for chairperson of the company ‘NeoEdge Networks’ in 2007 and became associated with the company ‘GAMEWAGER’ as a advisory board member. Later he became one of the Board of Directors of the company ‘AirPatrol Corporation.

He served as the chairman of the company ‘Borta, Inc.’ and was later appointed as a senior consultant after the company was acquired by ‘Aristo International.’ He co-founded the company, ‘uWink’ along with Loni Reeder.

He founded the company ‘BrainRush’ and presently, he is the Chairperson and CEO of the company. Moreover, Nolan currently associates with the ‘Anti-Aging Games’ as a member of their advisory board.


He was inaugurated into the ‘Video Game Hall of Fame and the ‘Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame.

Nollan was also bestowed with the ‘BAFTA’ Fellowship. Additionally, Bushnell was listed among the ’50 Men Who Changed America’ by the magazine ‘Newsweek.’

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of  Nolan Bushnell in 2024

Nolan Bushnell Net Worth
Nolan Bushnell Net Worth

As of 2024, The American business mogul and engineer have an estimated net worth of $60 million. Nolan has received most of his income from his businesses. Furthermore, Nolan earns enormous amounts from his public appearances. Undoubtedly, Nolan is a very successful businessman whose passionate dedication is the reason for his success.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Bushnell and his family currently live in a mansion located in Woodside, which he purchased from James Folger in 1977.
  • Nolan Bushnell has a body height of 6 feet and 3 inches, аnd a bodyweight of 79 kg.
  • Bushnell’s the man behind the video game revolution. He first debuted Pong.
  • Bushnell also appeared as a judge on a reality series, ‘Made in the USA’ that airs on the USA Network.
  • Bushnell founded more than 20 companies and received the Academy Fellowship by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for all his achievements in the video game industry in 2009.

Nolan is one successful man because he remained determined to feed his children after his divorce. Additionally, his businesses did not crumble following the pressure he was facing at that moment.


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