3. Ken Whitten Career
Ken Whitten started his career in the skateboarding industry in 1995 when he founded Zumiez, a skateboarding apparel company. He has since grown the company into one of the most successful skateboarding apparel companies in the world. In 2006, he sold Zumiez to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $300 million. Since then, he has continued to be involved in the company as its CEO and Chairman of the Board.
In addition to his work with Zumiez, Ken Whitten has also invested in several other companies and industries. He is an investor in a number of startups including Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. He is also an investor in real estate, having purchased multiple properties throughout Seattle and other cities across the United States.
Ken Whitten is also heavily involved in philanthropy, having donated millions of dollars to various charities over the years. In 2017 he launched his own foundation called The Whitten Foundation which focuses on providing educational opportunities for children from underserved communities around the world.
4. Ken Whitten Biography
Ken Whitten is a highly successful entrepreneur who has achieved success in various industries including skateboarding apparel, investments and philanthropy. He was born on August 17th 1969 in Seattle Washington and attended college at the University of Washington where he studied business management and marketing. He started his career by founding Zumiez in 1995 which he later sold for $300 million to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Since then he has invested in several startups such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb as well as real estate properties throughout the US. Additionally he launched The Whitten Foundation which focuses on providing educational opportunities for children from underserved communities around the world.
5. Ken Whitten Height & Weight
Ken Whitten stands at 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds (79 kg).
6. Date of Birth of Ken Whitten
Ken Whitten was born on August 17th 1969 in Seattle Washington USA making him 51 years old as of 2021.
7. Ken Whitten Nationality
Ken Whitten is an American citizen who was born and raised in Seattle Washington USA