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Walter O’Brien was born on 24 February 1975, in Clonroche, County Wexford Ireland, and is an entrepreneur, producer, and information technologist best known for being the inspiration for the hit CBS television series “Scorpion”. While most of the story is based on his experiences in real life, he’s received a lot of criticisms and questions about his authenticity. Despite this, Walter has made a significant amount of wealth in the business world which is the reason for his high net worth.
How rich is Walter O’Brien? Sources inform us that his net worth is at $10 million as of early 2016, mostly earned through the success of his company Scorpion Computer Services. Detailed information about the company though is shrouded in mystery, and has been identified by several sources with various classifications – it has been called a security and risk management company, and an artificial intelligence company. He’s also worked on other projects outside of the company, which have helped raise his wealth.
Walter O’Brien Net Worth $10 Million
Walter became interest in computers at a very young age. At St. Patrick’s National School in Clonroche, he was given an IQ test by one of his teachers and was said to have scored 197. While documentation about this no longer exists, if it was the truth, Walter could have the fourth highest IQ ever recorded. Many, however, question why he does not take the Mensa test to officially publish his scores. Walter O’Brien attended St. Mary’s Christian Brothers School (CBS), and this was when his interest computers began. According to him, Walter managed to hack NASA at the age of 12 under the pseudonym “Scorpion”, which then prompted the NSA and Interpol to find him. He eventually made a deal with the agency to provide information about the system’s vulnerability in exchange for his safety. According to O’Brien most of the details about this ordeal are surrounded in non-disclosure agreements, which is why he can’t state any detailed information. Based on the research of technological news companies, there seems to be no indication that NASA was hacked or that Interpol was mobilized around the time of his supposed actions. O’Brien eventually completed his Leaving Certificate at St. Kieran’s College and graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex.
He is said to have established Scorpion Computer Services from the age of thirteen and then brought the company stateside when he moved to Los Angeles in 2001. Around this time his net worth was starting to get established. Walter was issued with an E11 visa, which is reserved for people classified as national assets, or those having extraordinary abilities. He is the CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and the company is said to be run with independent contractors. Aside from Scorpion, O’Brien is the Chief Scientist of Langford & Carmichael, and also founded ConciergeUp.com.
Eventually the network CBS approached Walter to discuss the series “Scorpion”, based on his life experiences. He became the executive producer of the show and regularly contributes to the show’s story development and technical aspects. He also consults with Elyes Gabel, the actor who portrays the fictional O’Brien character.
Aside from the information regarding his migration to the United States, not much is known about Walter’s personal life. It is shrouded in mystery much like many of the claims he’s made about his life. People speculate on whether or not the information he gives is true, or maybe the numerous non-disclosure agreements through his life have kept the truth from being disclosed. Of course, this mystery is all part of the attraction of this unusual man.
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|Scorpion||TV Series based on the life and case files of - 25 episodes, 2014 - 2016 inspired by the life of - 10 episodes, 2014 - 2015|
|Scorpion||2014-2016||TV Series executive producer - 31 episodes|
|Venom||technical adviser announced|
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|1||Walter O'Brien provided the initial funding for Taxi Watch Kilkenny, a suicide prevention program that saved over 50 lives in 2015.|
|2||Walter O'Brien was among the decision makers at the 2015 XPRIZE Visioneering workshop. The competition included singer-songwriter will.i.am, journalist Ali Velshi, actor Ashton Kutcher, and Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, and Walter O'Brien, among others. Of the competition, O'Brien said, "I treasured my experience working with this incredible group to develop the XPRIZE agenda. The competition to create a prize to solve each challenge spurs world-class ideas and solutions.".|
|3||Scorpion Computer Services Founder and CEO, Walter O'Brien was awarded the EB1-1 permanent residency visa status at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland. O'Brien is well known in Ireland as the child prodigy that started researching Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in computers from the age of 13 years. He founded Scorpion Computer Services in 1988 and supplied Ireland with more Personal Computers than DELL and Gateway together up to 1993. He represented Ireland in the 1993 Computing Olympics and achieved the ranking of 6th fastest computer problem solver in the world.|
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