Yvon Chouinard is a famous American environmentalist, philanthropist, and rock climber who is widely notable as a philanthropist. In fact, he grabbed people’s attention when he gave the $3 billion company to the trusts to fight against climate change.
“Hopefully this will influence a new form of capitalism that doesn’t end up with a few rich people and a bunch of poor people,” he said.
He is also a kayaker, falconer, surfer, and writer who wrote about climbing issues and ethics and on mixing environmentalism and business.
Yvon Chouinard Early Life:
Yvon Chouinard was born on November 9, 1938, in Lewiston, Maine, United States. He was very much fond of making climbing tools and eventually started a business in his early life. He studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Yvon Chouinard Career:
Yvon Chouinard founded Patagonia, a retailer of outdoor clothing in 1973 and is based in Ventura, California. It has more than hundreds of stores in 10+ countries across five continents.
Yvon Chouinard married Malinda Pennoyer, an art and home economics student at California State University in 1971. Together the couple has a son named Fletcher and a daughter- Claire.
|Full Name||Yvon Chouinard|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||November 9, 1938|
|Birth Place||Lewiston, Maine, United States|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Affairs & More|
|Wife||Malinda Pennoyer (m. 1971)|
|Sexual Orientation (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight|
|Children||Claire Chouinard, Fletcher Chouinard|
|Source of Income & Net Worth|
|Net worth||$1.2 Billion|
|Income Source||Clothing Retail|