Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DMV Connections... International Athletic Brand Founder

Which of the following founders of a major athletic brand is a native of the DMV?

A. Phil Knight- Nike

B. Kevin Plank - Under Armour

Courtesy: Harvard Business Review

C. Chip Wilson - Lululemon 

Chip Wilson
Courtesy: Forbes.com

Kevin Plank is a native of the DMV. He attended St. John's in NW, Washington, DC, and went on to continue his football career at the University of Maryland. Plank founded Under Armour after looking for solutions for wearing sweaty t-shirts under his shoulder pads. He eventually earned a BA and MBA from Maryland. According to Forbes, his current net worth is $2 billion.