Worth a reported $4B, Nicolas (Nick) Woodman is the second billionaire Shark, joining Mark Cuban in that category. Nick made his Shark Tank debut as a guest shark for several episodes of season 6, replacing full-time Shark Robert Herjavec in his episodes.
Nick doesn’t just look like a surfer dude, he actually was one. After fastening cameras to himself to capture his surfing activities, and learning that other surfers were looking to capture similar footage of themselves, created Woodman Labs, the maker of GoPro cameras, in 2002. After an order of 100 cameras in 2004, sales of GoPro doubled each year through 2012, when sales topped an astounding 2.3 million cameras.
Today the company is publicly traded and generates nearly a billion dollars in annual revenue, and employs 500 people.
As season six Shark Tank fans surely noticed, Nick’s success on Shark Tank can be attributed to his ability to quickly pounce on an investment that he sees potential in. His unconventional approach and demeanor have earned him the nickname the “mad billionaire,” and Shark Tank fans are sure to be entertained and surprised by his choices in the tank.