Erno Rubik
Erno Rubik

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Name: Erno Rubik
Occupation: Architect
Gender: Male
Birth Day: July 13, 1944
Age: 78
Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Erno Rubik

Erno Rubik was born on July 13, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary (78 years old). Erno Rubik is an Architect, zodiac sign: Cancer. Find out Erno Rubiknet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He founded the International Rubik Foundation to support young talented engineers and architects.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$100 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He was the editor of a game and puzzle journal.

Biography Timeline


From 1958 to 1962, Rubik specialised in sculpture at the Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts. From 1962 to 1967, Rubik attended the Budapest University of Technology where he became a member of the Architecture Faculty. From 1967 to 1971, Rubik attended the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts and was on the Faculty of Interior Architecture and Design.


From 1971 to 1979, Rubik was a professor of architecture at the Budapest College of Applied Arts (Iparművészeti Főiskola). It was during his time there that he built designs for a three-dimensional puzzle and completed the first working prototype of the Rubik's Cube in 1974, applying for a patent on the puzzle in 1975. In an interview with CNN, Rubik stated that he was "searching to find a good task for my students."


Rubik studied sculpture at the Technical University in Budapest and architecture at the Academy of Applied Arts and Design, also in Budapest. While a professor of design at the academy, he pursued his hobby of building geometric models. One of these was a prototype of his cube, made of 27 wooden blocks; it took Rubik a month to solve the problem of the cube. It proved a useful tool for teaching algebraic group theory, and in late 1977 Konsumex, Hungary's state trading company, began marketing it. By 1980 Rubik's Cube was marketed throughout the world, and over 100 million authorized units, with an estimated 50 million unauthorized imitations, were sold, mostly during its subsequent three years of popularity. Approximately 50 books were published describing how to solve the puzzle of Rubik's Cube. Following his cube's popularity, Rubik opened a studio to develop designs in 1984; among its products was another popular puzzle toy, Rubik's Magic.


Rubik licensed the Magic Cube to Ideal Toys, a US company in 1979. Ideal rebranded The Magic Cube to the Rubik's Cube before its introduction to an international audience in 1980. The process from early prototype to significant mass production of the Cube had taken over six years. The Rubik's Cube would go on to become an instant success worldwide, winning several Toy of the Year awards, and becoming a staple of 1980's popular culture. To date, over 350 million Rubik's Cubes have been sold, making it one of the best selling toys of all time.


In the early 1980s, he became the editor of a game and puzzle journal called ..És játék (...And games), then became self-employed in 1983, founding the Rubik Stúdió, where he designed furniture and games. In 1987 he became a professor with full tenure; in 1990 he became the president of the Hungarian Engineering Academy (Magyar Mérnöki Akadémia). At the Academy, he created the International Rubik Foundation to support especially talented young engineers and industrial designers.


In 2009, he was appointed as an honorary professor of Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea.


He attended the 2007 World Championship in Budapest. He also gave a lecture and autograph session at the "Bridges-Pecs" conference ("Bridges between Mathematics and the Arts") in July 2010.


In the 2010s, Rubik has recently spent much of his time working on Beyond Rubik's Cube, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM fields) based exhibition, which would travel the globe over the next six years. The grand opening of the exhibit was held on 26 April 2014 at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. At the exhibition, Rubik gave several lectures, tours, and engaged with the public and several members of the speedcubing crowd in attendance, including Anthony Michael Brooks, a world-class speedcuber.

Family Life

Erno's parents were named Magdolna Szanto and Erno Rubik Sr. Erno married Ágnes Hégely. Erno has one son, Zoltan. 

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Erno Rubik is 78 years, 8 months and 14 days old. Erno Rubik will celebrate 79th birthday on a Thursday 13th of July 2023. Below we countdown to Erno Rubik upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

76th birthday - Monday, July 13, 2020

Blindfolded Rubik's Cube artist creates a portrait of Erno Rubik using Rubik's Cubes

Rubik's Cube artist Big Wendy created a mosaic portrait of Rubik's Cube inventor Erno Rubik using 400 tactile cubes while blindfolded. She says: Erno Rubik, the creator of the Rubik's Cube, is turning 76 today. As a Happy Birthday,...

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74th birthday - Friday, July 13, 2018

73rd birthday - Thursday, July 13, 2017

72nd birthday - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

r/pics - Today's the 72nd birthday of Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. So here's a Rubik's Cube rendered on an Etch A Sketch!

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71st birthday - Monday, July 13, 2015

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70th birthday - Sunday, July 13, 2014

HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY to ERNO RUBIK!! 7 / 13 / 19 Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architectu… | Rubiks cube, Rubiks cube algorithms, Cube puzzle

Jul 13, 2019 - HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY to ERNO RUBIK!! 7 / 13 / 19 Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik's Cube (1974), Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master Edition, and Rubik's Snake.

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69th birthday - Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy Bday Erno!

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68th birthday - July 13, 2012


Today is Erno Rubik's 68th birthday - the inventor of Rubik's Cube. Which marks today as International Puzzle Day! "LIKE" if this puzzle was a favorite.

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66th birthday - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Maker Birthdays: Ernő Rubik | Make:

Born on this date in Budapest in 1944, Ernő Rubik (Wikipedia) would go on to invent, in 1974, a classic mechanical puzzle, originally known as the "Magic Cube," that would eventually become an icon to an entire--and pivotal--generation of young geeks. Today Rubik is 66. Boldog szuletesnapot!

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