When Chip Wilson decided to make Yoga specific apparel, all he had was the confidence to overcome failure, and today he is worth $2.2 billion. Lululemon the brainchild of Wilson not only what earned him his billions, it is also where he met his wife, Shannon Wilson, who he hired as one of the original designers of Lululemon.
Born in 1956 Chip Wilson received his degree in economics from the University of Calgary. In 1979, California born Canadian surfer Dennis J. “Chip” Wilson started an outwear company called Westbeach Snowboard Ltd. which focused on apparel custom made for the snow, skate and surf boarding market. He sold the company after 2 decades in 1997 after having served as its CEO from 1980 to 1995, Head of design and production from 1995 to 1997.