Alex Rigopulos

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Alex Rigopulos
Born Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Co-Founder/CEO, Harmonix

Alexander Peter "Alex" Rigopulos is an American video game designer best known as the former CEO of Harmonix Music Systems, a company he founded with Eran Egozy in 1995. Rigopulos personally cites Japanese game designers Masaya Matsuura, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, and Keita Takahashi as some artists that have inspired his work at Harmonix.[1] Rigopulos and Egozy were listed in Time Magazine's 2008 list of the 100 most influential people for their work on Rock Band.[2]

Rigopulos, born in Boxford, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Deerfield Academy along with two other brothers. He graduated with a B.S. in Music and Theater Arts in 1992 and an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences in 1994 from the Media Lab at MIT.[3]

August 2010 Rigopulos joined the Advisory Board of The AbleGamers Foundation[4] a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the rich world of digital entertainment to people with disabilities.

Rigopulos also donated $2,000 to the ScoreHero website, a website used to track Guitar Hero and Rock Band scores. He donated $9600 to the Colbert Super PAC in 2011.[5] In 2015 he supported "The Warning", a teen-girl-band with 3 members (14-year-old guitarist and vocalist Daniela, 12-year-old drummer Paulina, and 9 year old bass player Alejandra), with a donation of $10,000 [6]