Nick Woodman
Nick Woodman

Nick Woodman is the CEO and founder of GoPro. In 2012, Nick Woodman was one of the successful CEOs, and in 2014, he was the highest-paid chief executive in the US.  In 2019, nick woodman was branded as “one of the worst CEOs” after not being able to sell any stock in 2018.

Quick Biography

Woodman was born in Woodside, California, on the 24th of June 1975. Woodman’s father and mother is named Dean Woodman and Concepcion Socarras, respectively. He has two sisters Andrea Moody and Pilar Woodman. Woodman’s father was an investment banker, and as such, woodman used this connection to venture capital to launch GoPro.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Nicholas D. Woodman
Age: 44 years old
Birth Date: June 24, 1975
Birth Place: Menlo Park, California
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Dean Woodman and Concepcion Woodman
Spouse: Jill R. Scully
Children: N\A
Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Weight: 64kg
Profession: Businessman and CEO of GoPro
Net Worth in 2020: $900 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born in 1975, Nick woodman is 44 years old with a height of 6 feet 4 inches.

Education, School/College University

In 1993, woodman graduated from Menlo School in California and then proceeded to the University of California situated in San Diego, California, where he received a baccalaureate in the field of visual arts.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Nicholas D. Woodman was born in Woodside, California, in 1975 to Dean Woodman and Concepcion Socarras. He has two sibling sisters Andrea Moody and Pilar Woodman. Nick’s father, who was an Investment banker in Silicon Valley, provided Nick with the connections to finance his startup. On nationality, Nick is of an American citizen. On ethnicity, Nick has a blend of American and Hispanic ancestry.

Nick Woodman is a Christian by religion, having been born into a Quaker family.

Married, Affair, Relationship, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Woodman is married to Jill R. Scully, with whom he has three children. The couple lives in Woodside, California.

Relationship Statistics of Nick Woodman

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): N\A
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Nick Woodman Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Jill R. Scully
Kids: Yes. Three children (Name Not Available)

Professional Life and Career

Nick’s surfing trips to Indonesia and Australia were the inspiration behind the founding of GoPro. During these trips, Nick noticed the difficulties that photographers were going through in producing quality photographs as a result of being far from the action or due to the lack of affordable quality equipment. To resolve this, Nick thought of developing a belt that would attach the camera to the body. To be able to finance this venture, Nick borrowed $200,000 from his father as his initial ventures in two start-ups failed.

A 35mm film camera was the first product of GoPro, which was developed by Hotax, a Chinese company which in cooperated with Woodman’s custom wrist strap. From this beginning, the product has evolved into a compact digital camera supporting Wi-Fi, recording to a micro SD card with waterproof housing, and with the capabilities of being controlled remotely. 2014 saw a Japanese company ordering 100 cameras at a sports show.

This was the first big sale for GoPro. The sales doubled after this, and in 2012, there were sales of 2.3 million cameras. The success of GoPro saw Nick being the highest-paid CEO in the United States, with a salary of $235 million. The attempt of GoPro to branch into venture out of its core business in 2016 led to job cuts in its workforce due to reduced profitability.

The situation went from being bad to worse in 2017 and 2018, leading to additional cuts in the workforce. In 2018, the woodman announced that he was open to selling GoPro.

Awards & Nominations

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

Nick woodman Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2020

Nick Woodman Net Worth
Nick Woodman Net Worth

As of March 2020, Nick Woodman’s net worth is estimated to be $900 million.  This figure is $2 billion short from what it was several years back, owing to a significant drop in GoPro share prices.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 2014 there were rumors that GoPro was to pursue legal action against a journalist for false Schumacher crash accusations. According to the journalist, the company’s miniature cameras caused a severe head injury to former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Nick woodman’s Facebook page has around 373 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 2.23 million followers. On Nick woodman’s Instagram account, he has around 628200 followers while on YouTube, Nick woodman has around 7 million subscribers.

The novel idea to come up with an affordable camera that could capture the action in close proximity saw the rise of GoPro and Nick Woodman. Though in the recent past, there has been some instability at GoPro, the persistence of Woodman, as demonstrated in the early start-ups, might be the boon needed to turn around GoPro’s fortunes.

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