An American entrepreneur, Palmer Freeman Luckey, commonly known as Palmer Luckey, is the originator of Oculus VR. Also, he is the designer of a virtual reality head-mounted display, Oculus Rift. Palmer ranks at the number 22 on Forbes’ 2016 list of richest entrepreneurs of America under 40. With all this success, we are left with an open question that what is the net worth of Palmer Luckey? As of 2017, the net worth of Palmer Luckey has been estimated to be $800 million US dollars approximately. Let’s have a look on the income profile and some more details about him.
Palmer Luckey Biography
Palmer Luckey was born on 19th September, 1992 in California. He took sailing lessons and had an extreme curiosity in engineering and electronics, when he was a child and homeschooled by his mother. Initiating at the age of 14 or 15, he took courses at Golden West College and Long Beach City College. In 2010 at California State University, he initiated attending courses. He wrote and performed the role of an Online Editor for Daily 49er, the student-run newspaper of university. He experimented with enormous number of critical electronics projects.
Palmer Luckey had an extreme curiosity in virtual reality. He had also created a comprehensive collection of over 50 distinct head-mounted displays. He earned at least US $36,000 by repairing and reselling damaged iPhones to fund these projects. He also worked as a youth sailing coach, computer fixing technician and youth selling coach. He originated the ModRetro Forums with a companion, making an online community for “portabilization” in 2009.
Later, he was admitted to California State University, where he studied Journalism. At Mixed Reality Lab, he also worked as a part-time engineer during his time there. Luckey is the originator of the VR Company named, Oculus VR. In 2014, it was sold to Facebook for $2 billion. On behalf of Oculus and Facebook, he made constant visits at the press events and conferences. But he no longer works for the company of VR and he aided construct in his parent’s garage. Now he is restrictively creating surveillance and defense technology to be used along the borders of the nation and military bases.
Palmer Luckey has achieved the Royal Photographic Society Progress medal along with the Honorary Fellowship in 2016. This medal is awarded with the identification of any publication, research, invention and distinct offerings which has contributed to a necessary enhancement in technological or scientific advancement of imaging or photography in the extensive sense.
Palmer ranks at the number 22 on Forbes’ 2016 list of richest entrepreneurs of America under 40. Moreover, he is the “face of VR in gaming” which can be a biggest achievement in his life. Also, he has achieved the great amount of net worth in his very young age.
How much is Palmer Luckey Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, the net worth of Palmer Luckey has been estimated to be $800 million US dollars approximately. He has acquired this great amount of net worth by making his profession as a designer of virtual reality. His hard work, determination and success are responsible for having this huge amount of net worth with him. He is one of the wealthiest men in his age.
Palmer Luckey is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of Virtual Reality Company named Oculus VR. When he was at a very young age, he had an immense curiosity in engineering and electronics. He is one of the renowned celebrities who has the huge amount of net worth of $800 million. He is one of the richest personalities in his age group of 24.