Robert Garriott

Businessperson, Person

1956 –

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Who is Robert Garriott?

Robert K. Garriott is an American computer game industry figure and entrepreneur. He co-founded Origin Systems and Destination Games with his brother, Richard Garriott, and was the CEO of NCsoft-North America until 2008. He is the second-eldest son of NASA astronaut Owen K. Garriott.

Garriott was graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1983 with a Master of Science in Management and also earned degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a master's degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University.

In 1983 co-founded computer game developer Origin Systems with his younger brother Richard "Lord British" Garriott. He was a vice president and later an executive vice president at Electronic Arts after the company acquired Origin in 1992. Garriott left EA in 1995 and co-founded Destination Games in 2000. Destination was bought by NCsoft in 2001 and he became president and CEO of NCsoft-North America.

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Born
Dec 7, 1956
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Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Management
  • Rice University
Employment
  • Destination Games
  • Electronic Arts
  • Origin Systems
  • NCSOFT

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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