James or Jim Jannard was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Later, Jim grew up in Alhambra, California. Jim is a designer and businessman who is also the founder of Oakley, Inc.
It is eyes wear and apparel company. He is also the founder RED Digital Camera.
Jim graduated from Alhambra High school. He later went to University of Southern California to study pharmacy but later he dropped out from the college as he has great interest in Motorcycles.
Jim’s father was a pharmacist in Alhambra. Following the footsteps of his father, Jim also went to pharmacy school but later dropped out. It is known that his father insisted him to become pharmacist.
James Jannard has been married twice. His ex-wife’s name is Pamela. His present wife is Misha Jannard.
Jim Jannard is the father of four children from his two wives.
James Jannard owns island of 500 acres in San Juan Islands archipelago. He owns the Kaibu and Vatu Vara of Fiji islands. In 1999, he bought two properties in Newport Beach, California, for about $15 million. Presently, he lives in Seattle.
Professional Life of James Jannard:
Jim Jannard’s first fortune came from Oakley sunglass brand. He started selling them from his car in 1975. In He made this Company public in 1995 and sold it to Luxottica for $2.1 billion. Jim Jannard’s second business on RED Digital Camera is favoured by most movie directors. Famous ones are James Cameron (Avatar), Ridley Scott (The Martian), Peter Jackson (The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit). Presently, James Jannard is working on augmented and virtual reality. He has promised it would be better than anything he has ever done before. James Jannard left academic life at the University of Southern California to start his business career.
Net Worth of James Jannard:
According to Forbes, James Jannard has real time net worth of $4.1 Billion. James was ranked at 441st spot in the Forbes list of billionaires in the year 2017. He was ranked at 151st spot within America. He was at 142nd spot in the list of Forbes 400 list of billionaires.