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Chris Pirillo Biography, Age, Height, Image, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Twitter

Christopher Joseph Pirillo is the founder and CEO of LockerGnome, Inc., a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists, and online communities. He spent two years hosting the TechTV television program Call for Help, where he also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon…

Chris Pirillo Biography

Chris Pirillo (full name: Christopher Joseph Pirillo is the founder and CEO of LockerGnome, Inc., a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists, and online communities. He spent two years hosting the TechTV television program Call for Help, where he also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon. He now hosts videos on several Internet sites, including CNN, YouTube, Ustream, CBC.ca and his own website.

Chris Pirillo Age

Pirillo was born on July 26, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa to Judy and Joe Pirillo. He has two younger brothers, Adam and Benjamin. He studied at the University of Northern Iowa, where he majored in English education, eventually graduating with an English degree. He is 45 years old as 2018

Chris Pirillo Early life and Education

Pirillo was born on July 26, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa to Judy and Joe Pirillo. He has two younger brothers, Adam and Benjamin.

He studied at the University of Northern Iowa, where he majored in English education, eventually graduating with an English degree. For a short time, he was a 7th grade English teacher at Coke R. Stevenson Middle School in San Antonio, Texas.

Ever since Pirillo was introduced to technology as a child he has been fascinated with the evolution and different aspects of computing. He frequently records videos on YouTube about various tech-based and geek-related topics.

Chris Pirillo Height

Christopher Joseph Pirillo has a height of  5′ 6″ (1.68 m) tall

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Chris Pirillo Wife |Personal life

Pirillo currently lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his wife and child.

Spouse: Diana Morales (m. 2012), Ponzi Black (m. 2006–2009), Gretchen Handling (m. 1998–2003)

Chris Pirillo Career

Pirillo ran a 24/7 live video feed from his home office via Ustream until April 23, 2013. His streams, now broadcast live on YouTube, focus on software, hardware, news, reviews, computers, iOS applications, operating systems, gaming, and other technology-related topics and events.

LockerGnome was the first website that Pirillo registered back in October 1996. However, he states that only the real beginning of LockerGnome is now since the community has grown rapidly since 1996. Pirillo runs several online communities. His LockerGnome blogging network has over 100,000 members.

Geeks, his Ning-based social network, has over 24,000 users. LockerGnome began as a technology mailing list in 1996, offering tips and tricks for operating systems and applications, software suggestions (with an emphasis on public domain and shareware software), and web site recommendations.

Several mailing lists are now provided, offering technical advice and tips and other content syndicated from LockerGnome’s blogs for IT Professionals. A web forum for help with and discussions about technology was run from 2002 to 2015.

Pirillo’s advocacy of new technology went as far as the creation, along with Jake Ludington, of a BitTorrent server at vistatorrent.com “to help Microsoft get Windows Vista Beta 2 in users’ hands” in 2006.

According to Information Week, Microsoft had “reported problems in delivering Beta 2 electronically … recommending on its own Web site that users order the DVD rather than download the 3.5-4.4GB file”. Microsoft sent a cease and desist e-mail, and the pair complied.

In 2001, Pirillo launched Gnomedex, a yearly conference covering all aspects of art, science, social media, blogs, and new and emerging technologies and concepts, such as Web 2.0. Gnomedex was held originally in Iowa but moved to Seattle as of Gnomedex 5.

Gnomedex 10 was considered to be the last major conference, which was held from August 19 to 21 of 2010, but in November 2011 it was decided that it would be rebooted for one more year.

It was held in conjunction with the Seattle Interactive Conference. Pirillo then went on to announce that Gnomedex 10 would be the last major conference he would host.

In January 2010, he began hosting “Help Desk with Chris Pirillo”, a weekly live video call-in show on Microsoft’s Channel 9 web site.

Since early 2011, Pirillo has been one of the featured “CoolHotNot Tech Xperts”, along with John C. Dvorak, Jim Louderback, Dave Graveline, Robin Raskin, Dave Whittle, Christian Burhus, Steve Bass, and Cheryl Currid.

At CoolHotNot’s web site, he shares his “Loved List” of favorite consumer tech products, along with a “Wanted List” and a “Letdown List”.

In 2012, Pirillo started a subscription-based service called Gnomies that offered advice to upcoming entrepreneurs who wanted insight on how to get an idea or company launched professionally online.

The service also offers extra perks such as a private Minecraft and TeamSpeak server. As of 2013, Gnomies had 1000+ members.

Another project is the “Pirillo Vlogs”, started in April 2012, that both Diana and himself upload daily to the LockerGnome YouTube channel.

These daily ten-minute vlogs are made to provide subscribers with a glimpse into his personal life and social connections.
Starting in August 2013, Chris also added a new segment called “Pirillo Picks” to his line-up, a weekly look into geeky products that he finds or is given, furthering “Geek Culture”.

In 2013, Pirillo staged VloggerFair, a meetup event for YouTube’s vlogging community in Seattle. The fair was an attempt to bring vloggers and the vlogging community together.

Among the event’s sponsors were YouTube and Intel, and approximately 1300 people attended the event. Pirillo both hosted and vlogged at the fair. Pirillo announced plans for a second VloggerFair in 2014.

Pirillo is the author of several books, including Poor Richard’s E-mail Publishing, Online! The Book with John C. Dvorak and Wendy Taylor, and several ebooks which can be purchased at GnomeTomes.

As of 2014, Pirillo has over 340,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, and total video views of over 179,000,000. He has over 149,000 followers on Facebook and over 133,000 Twitter followers.

He also launched a new YouTube channel in early 2014 called LockerGnome’s Geek Lifestyles, which is going to be based on technology and geeky content only. This channel will not feature the Pirillo vlogs.

In March 2015, Pirillo announced he was resuming Gnomedex, but providing more of a fair or festival experience than as a single-track conference.

Chris Pirillo Net Worth

Chris Pirillo is an American Internet entrepreneur who has a net worth of $3 Million. Born Christopher Joseph Pirillo on July 26, 1973, in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best recognized as the founder and CEO of LockerGnome, Inc, a network of blogs, Web forums, mailing lists, and some other online communities.

A geek, tech expert, hardware addict, software junkie, book author, TV show host, and technology enthusiast are some of the few roles Pirillo has taken over and successfully fulfilled on his way to prominence.

It was in 1996 that he set up LockerGnome.com, in an attempt to deliver personality-infused tech answers to his audience. Two years after the successful launch of the blogging network, with posts from many contributors offering technology tips, he tried his hand at writing.

In 1998, he authored the trustworthy book on e-mail publishing, a feat that established him even further as a thought leader. Next, he moved from the middle of Iowa to San Francisco in 2001 to accomplish another professional exploit.

He spent two years as a host who solved common technology frustrations on the TechTV television interactive program Call for Help, where he also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon.

Today, not only he releases a new installment of TLDR every weekday, but he also finds time to release a daily installment of “Pirillo Vlogs”. It is a 10-minute vlog, recording the day-to-day lives of Chris Pirillo and his wife Diana since April 23, 2012.

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