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James Jannard

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Net worth 2018: $4.19 Billion
Residence: San Juan Islands, Washington
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1949
Children: 4
Education: Drop Out, University of Southern California
BIOGRAPHY

James Jannard was bornon 1949 in San Juan Islands, Washington, United States. James Jannard is #536 in List Billionaires People In The World. Jim Jannard founded sunglasses empire Oakley out of his car in 1975. His first product was a motorcycle grip that wicked sweat during long rides. It went public in 1995 and sold to Luxottica for $2.1 billion in 2007. By then he was working on his next project, Red Digital, building high-resolution cameras that have shot movies like Avatar and The Hobbit. Now he's building the world's first holographic smartphone, which, he says, has the best mobile camera on the market and will be available in 2018.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.8 Billion

2010

$3 Billion

2011

$3 Billion

2012

$2.8 Billion

2013

$3 Billion

2014

$3 Billion

2015

$4 Billion

2016

$4 Billion

2017

$4 Billion

2018

$4.19 Billion

TIMELINE
2010

In 2010, RED released the RED EPIC which was used to shoot The Amazing Spiderman, The Hobbit, Prometheus, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Great Gatsby as well as many other feature films

2009

In 2009, Jannard was named one of the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company Magazine

2007

In 2007, RED released the RED ONE which was used to shoot Wanted, Che, The Informant, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2005

In 2005 Jannard started Red Digital Cinema Camera Company

1999

In 1999, Jannard purchased two properties in Newport Beach, California, for about $15 million

1980

In the 1980s, he restricted the sale of Oakley sunglasses to the Sunglass Hut (although small specialty shops could continue to sell Oakley sunglasses)

1975

In 1975, he started a one-man business selling motorcycle parts out of his car at motocross events

1949

James Jannard (born 1949) is an American designer and businessman, and founder of Oakley, Inc

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