George Hotz is an American hacker ( alias GeoHot).
Hotz obtained recognition when he unlocked an iPhone and connected it to wireless carriers. He’s also known for messing with PlayStation 3.
He’s best known for his public feud with SONY after he released the encryption key along with software tools on his website for PlayStation 3. SONY sued him and got the leaked information removed from his website.
Now, let’s learn more about his life and career.
George Hotz Net Worth
George Hotz’s net worth is about $6 million. He has earned this money by working as a hacker. In 2015, George Hotz started working at Comma.ai company and has been working there to this day. However, his salary hasn’t been disclosed to the public.
George Francis Hotz Jr hasn’t shared much about his private life online. From the information that’s out there, it’s known that he was born on October 2, 1989, in Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States.
He attended Bergen County Academies, an Academy for Engineering and Design Technology. It’s a well-known high school in Hackensack, New Jersey. Hotz later joined the Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
In 2011, Hotz got hired by a company for a job position that’s still unknown. He’s worked at both Google and Facebook. However, in 2012, he left Facebook, and 2 years later, he was hired by Google.
He was working on Google’s security software team called PROJECT ZERO. He worked on this project for 5 months and came up with a program that analyzes application binaries dynamically. In 2015, George Hotz was hired by Vicarious.com for the production of AI algorithms. He worked there for only 7 months.
The same year, he created the AI startup called comma.ai. His company worked on producing vehicle automation technology founded on AI algorithms, and he wanted to sell this technology to Tesla motors.
Elon Musk wanted to purchase this technology for $12 million. However, that never happened. In 2016, it was discovered that it should meet FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS.
In 2018, George Hotz was leading the project research team. He assigned Riccardo Biasini the CEO position and left the company in 2019.
However, he returned after 2 months as the president of the company. In 2020, he and his firm gained a lot of attention for their work. He was interviewed by various newspapers, Forbes, and BBC. In 2020, he also began reverse engineering of Sars Cov-2.
George Hotz Dating History
There isn’t much information about his love life available online, so it’s best to assume that he’s single.