Founder of GoPro and CEO Nick Woodman has an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. He started the video camera company back in 2002 and built the first camera prototype with his mom’s sewing machine and a drill. Woodman became billionaire in 2013, with his wife Jill they sold over 3.6 million shares in the IPO, netting a pretax windfall of $86 million.
He still owns over 52 million Class B shares, representing a voting stake of 48%. Woodman’s shares were worth just over $1.2 billion at the IPO price, but they’re now worth over $2 billion.
Dubbed the “mad billionaire,” Woodman is married to Jill R. Scully and has three children.