Leon Gorman net worth: Leon Gorman is an American businessman who has a net worth of $860 million dollars. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Leon Gorman is the grandson of the founder of L.L. Bean. After graduating from Bowdoin College in Maine, Leon Gorman began working at Filene's in Boston. He then spent three years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, before returning to work for L.L. Bean. He served as L.L. Bean's Vice President and Treasurer initially, and then took over the company after his grandfather passed away. The business was failing, and he restructured the company and its product line. His changes were very successful, and L.L. Bean has enjoyed almost continual growth since then. The store is now one of Maine's most popular tourist attractions, as well. In 2001, he stepped down as President and CEO of L.L. Bean, but is still Chairman of the Board. He is also heavily involved in philanthropic work, with the majority of his donations going to public education initiatives.