Yvon Chouinard Biography

Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard

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.

Personal Life:

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.

Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard with his wife Malinda Pennoyer
Quick Info
Full Name Yvon Chouinard
Nick Name Chouinard
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday November 9, 1938
Birth Place Lewiston, Maine, United States
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Physical Stats & More
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 73 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Chest 42 Inches
Waist 34 Inches
Biceps 15 Inches
Affairs & More
Marital Status Married
Wife Malinda Pennoyer (m. 1971)
Affairs(Girlfriend) N/A
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
Residence Not Known

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