Yvon Chouinard Net Worth is$200 Million
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Profession: Mountaineering
Date of Birth: 1938
Country: United States of America
Yvon Chouinard is an American "outdoors" businessman with a net worth of $200 million. Yvon Chouinard built his net worth in the outdoor industry with gear and clothing. He was born in Lewiston, Maine. He is the Founder of Black Diamond Equipment and Patagonia Clothing. He has been an avid rock climber and instructor.
Yvon Chouinard (born November 9, 1938) is a rock climber, environmentalist and outdoor industry businessman, noted for his contributions to climbing, climbing equipment and the outdoor gear business. His second company, Patagonia, is known for its environmental focus. According to Fortune magazine, Chouinard is arguably the most successful outdoor industry businessman alive today.
Chouinard is also a surfer, kayaker, falconer and fly fisherman, particularly fond of tenkara fly-fishing. He is a writer, first on climbing issues and ethics, and more lately on mixing environmentalism and sound business practice in the concept of a slow company. He has been on the cover of Fortune, and has been featured on CNBC's Squawk on the Street.
Chouinard's father was a French-Canadian handyman, mechanic, plumber. In 1946, he and his family moved from Maine to Southern California. His early climbing partners included Royal Robbins and Tom Frost. A Sierra Club member, in his youth he founded the Southern California Falconry Club, and it was his investigations of falcon aeries that led him to rock climbing. To save money, and make adaptations for the way he was climbing, he decided to make his own climbing tools, teaching himself blacksmithing, and eventually started a business.
In 1971, Chouinard met and married his wife, Malinda Pennoyer, who was an art and home economics student at California State University, Fresno. They have a son (Fletcher) and a daughter (Claire).
Chouinard was one of the leading climbers of the "Golden Age of Yosemite Climbing". He participated in the first ascent of the North America Wall in 1964 (with Royal Robbins, Tom Frost and Chuck Pratt), using no fixed ropes. The next year, his and TM Herbert's ascent of the Muir Wall on El Capitan improved the style of previous first ascents. Chouinard became the most articulate advocate of the importance of style, the basis of modern rock climbing.
In 1961, he visited the Canadian Rockies with Fred B

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Utah Republican to Patagonia CEO: Come testify before Congress

"This government is evil and I'm not going to sit back and let evil win," Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, said on CNN last week. Now a prominent Utah lawmaker, who urged the Trump administration to roll back what he saw as federal overreach in his ...
Posted: December 15, 2017, 5:46 pm

Rise of an Icon: Baggies Shorts From Patagonia

It was a previous century, a previous millennium. Cell phones only existed as car accessories. And Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, wanted a pair of do-it-all shorts. River rats at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers ...
Posted: May 7, 2018, 2:15 pm

Want to Help the Planet? Here Are 5 Tech Tools to Lighten Your Environmental Footprint

Do grim environmental projections and government inaction have you feeling blue? Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard feels your pain. “If you’ve been paying attention, you'll know that things aren't going very well for the planet,” he said in a recent ...
Posted: May 10, 2018, 1:26 pm
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