No plateau for Plank

Lizzy McLellan//March 4, 2014

No plateau for Plank

By Lizzy McLellan

//March 4, 2014

We all knew that Maryland athletic wear innovator Kevin Plank was rich.

Kevin Plank
Kevin Plank (File photo)

But after Forbes released its list of worldwide billionaires Monday, it seems that he’s gotten richer — and fast.

Plank was ranked 327 on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans when it was released in September, with a net worth of $1.7 billion. However, on the latest list, his rank rose to 258 in the country after his net worth increased by $700 million to $2.4 billion.

So what has Mr. Under Armour been up to since September?

Well, his company’s stock, which according to Forbes accounts for most of Plank’s net worth, has risen considerably since September.

On the day of the Forbes 400 release, UA closed at $75.44. It opened Tuesday at $115.75. For Plank, who owns millions of shares, that can create a noticeable difference.

Much of that increase took place following the company’s fourth quarter earnings report, which was released at the end of January. The company also announced its first acquisition in November, of MapMyFitness, but that didn’t do much for the ticker.


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