Philip Rosedale is a well-known entrepreneur and the founder of Linden Lab which is a software program that develops and hosts the virtual world named ‘Second Life’.
Philip Rosedale Early Life (Age, Parents, & Education)
Philip Rosedale was born on September 29, 1968, in San Diego, California, USA. He is 55 years old. The details of his parent’s identities have not been released.
He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and computer science which was funded by himself from his own company by selling database systems to small businesses at the age of 17.
Philip Rosedale Career
Philip Rosedale has had a keen interest in computers, technology, and virtual reality from an early age and he started his career in computers and technology at the age of 17. He first formed a company to sell database systems to small businesses.
After graduation, Rosedale created an Internet video conferencing product “FreeVue” in 1995 which was later acquired by ‘RealNetworks’ in 1996.
In the same year, Philip joined ‘RealNetworks’ as vice president and chief technology officer. Rosedale then founded Linden Lab in 1997 and created the virtual world named ‘Second Life’ with a goal to demonstrate a capable model for the betterment of both the virtual economy and society. It won the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award in the category of ‘User Generated Content – Game Modification’ in 2008. Only three products won the award in that year.
In Google TechTalks held in March 2006, Rosedale talked about using the virtual word as a platform rather than a game for the betterment of the human lifestyle.
Philip then stepped down from his role as CEO of Linden Lab to work on a new project named ‘Coffee and Power’ which was released in 2011. In April 2013, he began work on a new company “High Fidelity Inc.”
Philip Rosedale Personal Life (Wife and Children)
Philip Rosedale is currently married to his wife Yvette Rosedale who is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. The couple is blessed with four children and the family of six reside at their home in San Francisco.
Philip Rosedale Net Worth
Being a computer and technology genius, Philip Rosedale is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his time. The total net worth of Philip Rosedale is estimated to be USD $ 10 million. His direct source of income is his businesses in computers, technology, and the virtual world.
Philip Rosedale Facts
The following are the facts related to Philip Rosedale:
- Philip and his Linden Lab received WIRED’s Rave Award for ‘Innovation in Business’ in 2006.
- Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley collaborated with Rosedale for the invention of a system that could combine brain scanning, brain recording, and virtual reality. The aim of the invention was to allow a user to journey through a person’s brain in real-time. The invention was named ‘Glass Brain’.
- Glass Brain got to debut at SXSW which was projected on the brain of Rosedale’s wife Yvette on the big screen.
Philip Rosedale Wiki Facts
|September 29, 1968
|San Diego, California, USA
|WIRED’s Rave Award for ‘Innovation in Business (2006), Technology & Engineering Emmy Award in the category of ‘User Generated Content – Game Modification’(2008)
|USD $ 10 million