The net worth of Nick Woodman’s, one of the highest paid CEO’s in America, is set to shoot up even further over GoPro video cameras.
At the age of 39, Woodman started his business empire based on an idea which he had about an HD personal camera while he was on a surfing trip. Over the years, 11 years to be exact, the market for GoPro cameras have grown to a point in which Woodman receives an estimated salary of $800,000 and a bonus $1 million in 2013. In the U.S., the highest paid CEO only managed to rack up $49,591in business car expenses.
So how exactly did Woodman become the highest paid CEO in America? Well, he jumped up on Bloomberg’s pay index due to the fact he was granted a 4.5 million restricted stock units which are estimated to be worth $284.5 million in late December last year. But given the fact that Woodman’s GoPro company is yet to post its proxy statement report for last year, many analysts have indicated that he might have earned a lot more money compared to previous year due to additional compensation which he is set to receive including salary perks.
Woodman’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $ 2.4 billion, this is according to a Bloomberg list of Billionaires in the U.S. It’s good to note that Bloomberg agrees with the assessments which have been made in 2015, stating that Woodman is currently ranked position 276 in the list of richest billionaires in America and 782 worldwide.