Kevin Plank

About Kevin Plank

Who is it?: Chairman and CEO, Under Armour
Birth Day: August 13, 1972
Birth Place: Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States
Residence: Lutherville, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Maryland, College Park
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Under Armour
Salary: $2,434,209 (2015)
Spouse(s): Desiree Guerzon
Children: 2

Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank was born on August 13, 1972 in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States, is Chairman and CEO, Under Armour. Under Armour founder Kevin Plank built a popular sportswear brand as the underdog competitor to Nike. Noticing his football teammates' sweat-soaked shirts, Plank came up with a lightweight, sweat-wicking shirt using fabrics from women's undergarments. In the mid 1990s he sold his first shirts from his grandmother's basement, exaggerating to early customers to make the company sound bigger. Plank, who is Under Armour's CEO, took the company public 2005; he owns a nearly 16% stake. He is building a 4 million-square-foot headquarters for Under Armour in Baltimore as part of a larger development called Port Covington.
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Popular As Kevin Plank
Occupation Fashion & Retail
Age 48 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 13, 1972 (Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States)
Birthday August 13
Town/City Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Kevin Plank’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kevin Plank was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

Famous Quotes:

We were always smart enough to be naive enough to not know what we could accomplish.

Biography/Timeline

1996

Plank, upon graduating from Maryland in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Business administration, searched for synthetic materials to test his hypothesis. He tried several prototypes before deciding on the one he wanted to use. He asked his former teammates to try on the shirts, claiming that his alternative to a cotton T-shirt would enhance their performance on the field. As his friends moved on to play professionally, he would send them T-shirts, requesting that they pass them out to other players in their locker rooms. A turning point for him and his start-up, Under Armour, which was based out of a Georgetown row house owned by his grandmother, came late in 1999. A $25,000 advertisement in ESPN The Magazine resulted in $1 million in direct sales for the following year and athletes and teams began buying the product.

1999

His roommate at Maryland was a football player and professional Wrestler Darren Drozdov. Following a 1999 in-ring accident which left Drozdov quadriplegic, Plank personally financed his customized wheelchair.

2003

In 2003, Under Armour's first television advertisement showed a football squad huddled around Plank's former University of Maryland teammate Eric Ogbogu, shouting “we must protect this house”. The phrase became a sales slogan for Under Armour.

2007

In 2007, Plank purchased historic Sagamore Farm in Baltimore County, Maryland with hopes to restore the farm, and raise a Triple Crown winning horse. He has received tax credits for the 426-acre farm since 2007, resulting in a tax bill of no more than $20,000 annually. Questions have been raised on whether or not Sagamore Farm merits tax breaks, since the tax breaks are traditionally used for Maryland farmers.

2008

Plank has made donations to numerous Republican candidates, including $2,000 to Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in 2008.

2012

In 2012, Plank was named #3 on Forbes' annual 40 Under 40 list, and #3 on Forbes' list of America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under. The company's revenues reached $1 billion for 2010. He is the company's biggest shareholder and has majority voting control, owning all 12.5 million of Under Armour's Class B shares, worth $720 million in August 2011. In December 2011, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at $1.05 billion.

2013

In 2013, Plank purchased a mansion in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C. for $7.85 million.

2014

In November 2014, Plank made a pledge of $25 million to the University of Maryland to be used for the proposed athletics and academic complex.

2016

In 2016, he donated $1 million through The Cupid Foundation to the Baltimore based nonprofit, CollegeBound.

2017

On August 14, 2017, Plank announced that he was stepping down as a member of Trump's American Manufacturing Council stating that his sportswear company "engages in innovation and Sports, not politics", also hinting disappointment that Donald Trump did not condemn the white supremacists during the 2017 Unite the Right rally. Sports industry analyst Stavros Halkias described Plank as "a date-rape-and-boat-shoes kind of guy," though he admitted later he could not substantiate this claim and that this merely a "vibe."

2019

Plank has been a long-time supporter of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition to sitting on the University’s Board of Trustees, he played an integral role in the development of an endowment fund that the Dingman Center uses to invest in viable startup businesses. He is responsible for the development of the annual Cupid's Cup Business competition. The competition got its name from his “Cupid's Valentine” rose Business he began while attending the University.

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