Nicholas Woodman

About Nicholas Woodman

Who is it?: Founder, CEO and Chairman, GoProFounder, CEO and Chairman, GoPro
Birth Day: June 24, 1975
Birth Place: United States
Birth Sign: Cancer
Residence: Woodside, California, US
Alma mater: University of California, San Diego
Occupation: Founder and CEO, GoPro
Spouse(s): Jill R. Scully
Children: 3
Parent(s): Dean Woodman Concepcion Socarras
Relatives: Irwin Federman (step-father)

Nicholas Woodman Net Worth

Nicholas Woodman was bornon June 24, 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.
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💰 Net worth: $1.75 Billion

2013 $1.3 Billion
2014 $3.9 Billion
2015 $1.75 Billion
2018 $1.75 Billion

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Awards and nominations:

Woodman won the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the retail and consumer products category in 2013. In 2014, Woodman accepted an Emmy Award on behalf of GoPro for Technology and Engineering in the category of Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders.

Biography/Timeline

1971

The first GoPro product was a 35mm film camera developed by a Chinese company named Hotax that incorporated Woodman's custom wrist strap, slight modifications to the housing, and the GoPro logo. Hotax sold Woodman the rebranded camera for $3.05 and the cameras retailed for about $30. Woodman would go about selling his products while using his 1971 Volkswagen Bus that he named 'The Buscuit' as his mobile home. The product has since evolved into a compact digital camera that supports WiFi, can be remotely controlled, has waterproof housing and records to a micro SD card.

1992

Woodman is the son of Concepcion (née Socarras) and Dean Woodman. His Father was born into a Quaker family and co-founded the investment bank Robertson Stephens; and his mother is of Hispanic descent and re-married Irwin Federman, General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners in 1992. Woodman grew up in Menlo Park, California and Atherton, California, attending the Menlo School, where he graduated in 1993. He earned a bachelor's degree in visual arts and a minor in creative writing from the University of California, San Diego in 1997.

2013

Woodman won the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Retail and consumer products category in 2013. In 2014, Woodman accepted an Emmy Award on behalf of GoPro for Technology and Engineering in the category of Inexpensive Small Rugged HD Camcorders.

2014

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

2015

In 2015, GoPro formed a partnership with the NHL in which the NHL would use GoPro products to improve the viewing experience for fans. Woodman has been invited to speak at various tech conferences and in October 2015, Woodman was a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and wore a GoPro camera for the entirety of the interview. Woodman appeared as a shark investor in the sixth season of the show Shark Tank. Woodman has invested $125,000 as of November 2015 on Shark Tank on two Investments.

2016

In December 2016, a class action lawsuit against GoPro was announced. The complaint alleged that GoPro made false and misleading statements to Investors and/or failed to disclose flaws in the company's drones, overstating customer demand, and GoPro's public statements were materially false and misleading.