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Brock Pierce was born on 14 November 1980, in Minnesota, USA and currently serves as the chairman of the company, Affinity Media, and is also a major shareholder in IGE. Before diving into the business world, Brock Pierce showcased his acting prowess as a child actor, making appearances in several Disney films such as “The Mighty Ducks,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” and “First Kid.”
So, just how rich is Brock Pierce, as of 2017? Authoritative sources estimate Brock Pierce´s net worth to be over $20 million. He has been able to accumulate most of his fortune through the success of his MMORPG Company, Internet Gaming Entertainment.
Brock Pierce Net Worth $20 million
Pierce started his career when he was just a toddler, making notable appearances in commercials. His experience as a child actor helped him tenfold when he was roped in to portray the character of young Gordon Bombay, in the 1992 movie, “The Mighty Ducks.” He reprised his role in the sequel of the movie too. In addition, he has also starred in “First Kid,” “Little Big League,” “Ripper Man,” and “Earth Minus Zero” etc.
So, how did Pierce´s entrepreneurship start? It 1999 Pierce served as the executive vice-president of the video-producing company, Digital Entertainment Network. The man was making around $250,000 a year from the company where he held 1% stake in. He was hired largely because the board members thought he was, “the guy who could tell them what Gen-Yers were likely to think.”
However, he resigned from the company towards the end of 1999, and when the company collapsed shortly afterwards because of the dot-com bubble, Pierce fled the US with the co-founders, Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Schackley after being accused of sexual abuse by the former under-aged employees of the company. They were apprehended in Spain and brought back to the States to face the charges. Fortunately for Pierce, only Collins-Rector faced charges.
In 2001, Pierce founded the company Internet Gaming Entertainment, now known as IMI Exchange, and served as the company´s CEO ‘til his resignation in June 2007. Pierce still serves as vice-chairman of the board of the company and as an adviser, and his net worth has certainly benefited.
Pierce then decided to share his area of expertise with Titan Gaming in 2010 and sat on its board with highly reputed individuals such as the EA Executive Keith McCurdy, MP3.com´s Michael Robertson, and SOA Software´s Eric Pulier and William Quigley to name a few.
Pierce is also renowned globally for his work in expanding the range of Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. Over the course of his career, the man has invested in over 30 companies associated with the blockchain ecosystem. He has also played a pivotal role in raising over $200 million for the companies he has invested in, proving to be quite the adept mentor for startup accelerators.
Talking about his personal life, Pierce is still believed to be single. He supports non-profit and advocacy organizations when he has time to spare. He also actively participates in initiatives taken by the Clinton Global Initiative. In the past, Pierce has been given the honor of guest lecturing students at Stanford, USC, UCLA, and Singularity University.