Nolan Bushnell

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Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell, on May 16, 2009 in Venice, California
Born February 5, 1943 (1943-02-05) (age 71)
Clearfield, Utah
Citizenship United States
Fields Electrical Engineering
entrepreneur
Institutions Atari
Chuck E. Cheese's
Alma mater University of Utah
Known for Pong
Notable awards Video Game Hall of Fame
Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame


Nolan Bushnell (born on February 5, 1943) is an American electrical engineer and entrepreneur. He founded both Atari Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters.[1] Bushnell is in the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. He got the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News “Innovator of the Year” award. He was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." Bushnell has started more than twenty companies. He is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry.

Bushnell graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in electrical engineering in 1968. Bushnell was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but is no longer an active member.[2]

Bushnell was featured in the documentary film Something Ventured which premiered in 2011.

Bushnell's most recent company is uWink.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Inventor of the Week: Archive". Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT School of Engineering. 2012 [last update]. http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/bushnell.html. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. Games people play