For the second year in a row, an LA-area company has graced the cover of Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 issue.
Congratulations to Irvine-based OCULUS founder Palmer Luckey, whose virtual reality gear company was purchased last year by Facebook for $2 billion — not too shabby for a TWENTY-TWO YEAR OLD.
In a short span of five years, Luckey went from building headsets at 16, founding Oculus at 19, and selling the company at 21. Kind of makes the rest of us feel like slackers, right? (Hey look, I can tie my shoes!)
His childhood adventures spanned home schooling, practicing golf and being a singing gondelier, repairing iPhones as a home business, a summer gig with top VR mentors at USC, and scoring nearly $100,000 worth of VR equipment for about $100 on eBay.
And then things started to get really interesting. For the rest of Luckey’s truly unique path to building Oculus and joining Facebook, read the full article here.
Oh yeah, and the cover subject for last year’s 30 Under 30 issue? None other than Snapchat founder Evan Speiegel.