Kevin Plank was bornon 13 August 1972 in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States, is Chairman and CEO, Under Armour. Kevin Plank is #1537 in List Billionaires People In The World. Under Armour founder Kevin Plank built a popular sportswear brand as the underdog competitor to Nike. Noticing his football teammates' sweat-soaked shirts, Plank came up with a lightweight, sweat-wicking shirt using fabrics from women's undergarments. In the mid 1990s he sold his first shirts from his grandmother's basement, exaggerating to early customers to make the company sound bigger. Plank, who is Under Armour's CEO, took the company public 2005; he owns a nearly 16% stake. He is building a 4 million-square-foot headquarters for Under Armour in Baltimore as part of a larger development called Port Covington.
We were always smart enough to be naive enough to not know what we could accomplish.
On August 14, 2017, Plank announced that he was stepping down as a member of Trump's American Manufacturing Council stating that his sportswear company "engages in innovation and sports, not politics", also hinting disappointment that Donald Trump did not condemn the white supremacists during the 2017 Unite the Right rally
In 2016, he donated $1 million through The Cupid Foundation to the Baltimore based nonprofit, CollegeBound
In November 2014, Plank made a pledge of $25 million to the University of Maryland to be used for the proposed athletics and academic complex
In 2013, Plank purchased a mansion in the Georgetown section of Washington D
In 2012, Plank was named #3 on Forbes' annual 40 Under 40 list, and #3 on Forbes' list of America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under
In December 2011, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at $1
Plank has made donations to numerous Republican candidates, including $2,000 to Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in 2008
He has received tax credits for the 426-acre farm since 2007, resulting in a tax bill of no more than $20,000 annually
In 2003, Under Armour's first television advertisement showed a football squad huddled around Plank's former University of Maryland teammate Eric Ogbogu, shouting “we must protect this house”
A turning point for him and his start-up, Under Armour, which was based out of a Georgetown row house owned by his grandmother, came late in 1999
Plank, upon graduating from Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, searched for synthetic materials to test his hypothesis
Plank (born August 13, 1972) is an American entrepreneur and businessman