Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who last year spent a lot of money helping Donald Trump get elected, has since spent a lot of money helping Trump throw some big parties.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus Rift, has been keeping busy since he sold the company to Facebook in 2014. One thing he's done to pass the time, as reported by The Daily Beast, is to financially back (and be named Vice President of) a company dedicated to alt-right meme shitposts.Read more
As reported by Mother Jones, Luckey — who last year tried to deny he was a Trump supporter — has since donated $US100,000 ($133,395) to Trump’s inauguration committee, basically the fund that was used to help the US president celebrate his election victory.
That donation was made through a company called Wings of Time. California business records indicate Luckey is also the owner of a company at the same address called Fiendlord’s Keep.
Both of which are references to 1995 JRPG classic Chrono Trigger, one of his favourite video games.
UPDATE (12:40PM, 19 May 2017): Luckey has pushed back against the idea he was using a shell company, saying that “the company they are calling a shell corporation is actually an ongoing business with healthy revenue, multiple employees and mostly non-cash assets…”:
— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) May 17, 2017
Wings of Time appears to be a company involved with transportation and as such we should have called it a “side company” or “company”, separate from his former gig at Facebook. Fiendlord’s Keep owns Wings. We have updated the story to refer to both as, simply that, “companies”, as it was always our intent to focus on the names Luckey gave them, not their status. We apologise for the confusion.