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Nicholas Woodman

Founder, CEO and Chairman, GoProFounder, CEO and Chairman, GoPro
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Net worth 2018: $1.75 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: United States
BirthDay: 24 June 1975
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of California, San Diego
BIOGRAPHY

Nicholas Woodman was bornon 24 June 1975 in United States, is Founder, CEO and Chairman, GoProFounder, CEO and Chairman, GoPro. Since taking wearable-video-camera firm GoPro public in June 2014, founder and CEO Nick Woodman has gone back to developing new products. In July, the company unveiled a smaller, lighter camera, ditching the past rectangular design for a cube-like camera dubbed "Session. " Woodman has also said that his company is soon to unveil its first ever quadcopter, getting GoPro into the quickly developing drone industry. GoPro's CEO, who owns about 36% of the company's shares, has seen his net worth rise and fall with every small bit of news surrounding the 13-year-old company. Woodman founded the camera maker in 2002 after building the first prototype with his mom's sewing machine and a drill. He released his first video camera, a 35-millimeter waterproof film version, in 2004 and went on to sell it everywhere from surf shops to home shopping network QVC. Woodman grew up in Menlo Park, Calif. as the surfing son of an investment banker.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2013

$1.3 Billion

2014

$3.9 Billion

2015

$1.75 Billion

2018

$1.75 Billion

TIMELINE
2018

In January 2018, GoPro announced they were removing drones from their product lineup and reducing the workforce from 1,254 employees to fewer than 1,000

2016

In December 2016, a class action lawsuit against GoPro was announced

2015

Woodman has invested $125,000 as of November 2015 on Shark Tank on two investments

2014

In March 2014, Woodman was honored for his philanthropic work with BUILD at their 5th annual gala in San Francisco

2013

Woodman won the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the retail and consumer products category in 2013

2012

In December 2012, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn purchased 8

2005

In 2005, Woodman appeared on QVC to sell his GoPro Hero

2004

In 2004, GoPro had about $150,000 in revenue which grew to about $350,000 in 2005

1997

He earned a bachelor's degree in visual arts and a minor in creative writing from the University of California, San Diego in 1997

1993

Woodman grew up in Menlo Park, California and Atherton, California, attending the Menlo School, where he graduated in 1993

1975

"Nick" Woodman (born June 24, 1975) is an American businessman

1971

Woodman would go about selling his products while using his 1971 Volkwagen Bus that he named 'The Buscuit' as his mobile home

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