James Jannard Net Worth

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James Jannard Net Worth
Net Worth:
$3.1 Billion
Date of Birth
1949
Place of Birth
United States of America

James Jannard net worth: James Jannard is an American businessman and designer with an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Washington. Currently based in San Juan Islands, Washington, James Jannard founded Oakley in 1975. The company was originally devoted to selling rubber grips for BMX bikes and motorcycles, and was based in his car. Nine years later, he began making sunglasses. The company rose to prominence after he convinced popular BMX and Motocross stars to wear his lenses. The company went public in the mid-90s, and subsequently began to manufacture related items, such as goggles, clothing, and shoes. He founded the digital camera company, RED, in 2005, and chose to sell Oakley to Italian company, Luxxotica, in 2007 for $2.1 billion. RED has gone on to become a very successful camera company, with its cameras being used to shoot such feature productions as "The Social Network", "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", and "The Hobbit", among many others.

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James Jannard Net Worth

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James Jannard

James Jannard

James "Jim" Jannard is an American designer and businessman, and founder of Oakley, Inc., an eyewear and apparel company, and RED Digital Cinema.
Date of Birth
  • 1949
Nicknames
  • Jim Jannard
Nationality
  • United States of America
Country
  • United States of America
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