GoPro founder and CEO, Nick Woodman was one of the successful CEOs in 2012. In 2014, he was the highest paid chief executive in the US. But he saw a very harsh downfall of his career as he got named “One of the Worst CEOs” in 2019, after not selling any stock in 2018. However, he has sold a large amount of GoPro stock amid the newfound strength, stepping up his selling. Thanks to him and other executives, GoPro stock is on the rebound.
Here is everything about Nick Woodman biography, including his age, family, wife, education, net worth, parents, and kids!
|Birth Name||Nicholas D. Woodman|
|Birthday||June 24, 1975|
|Birthplace||Santa Clara County, California, United States|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches|
|Profession||GoPro Founder, Chairman, and CEO|
|Parents||Dean Woodman and Concepcion Socarras|
|Siblings||Sisters: Andrea Moody and Pilar Woodman|
|Net Worth||$600 Million|
Nick Woodman Wife & Kids
Nick found success after he invented GoPro in the early 2000s to catch quality action photos. In the process, he met a girl, now-wife Jill R. Scully, and fell in love with her. Before tying the knot, they worked together for building the GoPro Company and sold shell necklace in their cars to generate an amount of $10,000.
Later, Nick and his now-wife, Jill, shared wedding vows in a ceremony attended by their loved ones and family. The couple shares three kids. They have a foundation named, Jill + Nicholas Woodman Foundation, which they formed in 2014.
Nick loves his family and spends his spare time with them. He exhibits excellent parenthood to his children.
Nick Woodman Net Worth ||Growth and Downfall of GoPro
Nick developed the idea of GoPro when he was on vacation in Australia and Indonesia on a surfing trip. In the journey, he used a 35mm camera, attached to his hand by rubber, to capture quality action moments. In the process, he saw other teenagers doing the same. It led to envision of creating GoPro. So, he borrowed money from his father and mother to build GoPro.
In 2004, Nick made his biggest first sale to a Japanese company – 100 GoPro cameras for a sports show. The following year, the sales doubled, and till 2012, GoPro sold about 2.3 million GoPro Cameras. Later in 2014, Nick was the highest paid US Executive with $235 million. However, in 2016, the GoPro Company saw a harsh downfall as it reduced to 7% of the workforce and 15% of its workforce in the next year.
In 2017, GoPro’s board slashed his income to $1 after a disastrous year in 2016 and cut out his bonuses, job cuts, and withdrawals. In January 2018, GoPro announced that they were withdrawing the product of drones and reduced the workforce to 1000 from 1254. They even announced about selling GoPro. The company’s share went down from $1 billion to $700 million. However, the GoPro stock is now rebounding after the top executive stepped up his selling.
At one point, Nick’s estimated net worth was $4.5 billion. But now, his net worth dwells around $600 million.
Nick Woodman Bio – Wiki: Age, Height, Family, Education
Nicholas D. Woodman was born in Woodside, California in 1975. He was born to parents – Dean Woodman and Concepcion Socarras. He has two sisters- Andrea Moody and Pilar Woodman. His father was an Investment banker in Silicon Valley. He used his parents’ connections in venture capital for launching GoPro. He is part of the mixed ethnicity with American and Hispanic descent.
Nick celebrates his birthday on 24 June, which makes his age 43. His birth sign is Cancer. He completed his high schooling from Menlo School and graduated from the University of California, San Diego.
He has a decent height of 6 feet 4 inches.