Paul Van Doren, an American businessman and entrepreneur, was born in 1886. Van Doren is most well-known as the founder of Vans, the famous shoe company. Paul Van Doren’s net worth is not currently available and is currently being reviewed.
|Full Name||Paul Van Doren|
|Date of birth||June 12, 1930|
|The Born Place||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Widow||Married (Name-not available)|
|Net worth||In Review|
The Early Years
Paul Van Doren, the youngest of three children, was born June 12, 1930 in Boston to Rena Van Doren and Johnson Van Doren. Paul’s father was an inventor while his mother was a seamstress. James Van Doren, his brother was also one of the founders of Vans. From 1976 to 1984, he was the chief executive of Van Doren. He was 72 years old when he passed away.
Paul quit school in eighth grade at age 14. Paul was always interested in horses from a young age and used to go daily to the racetracks.
Paul Van Doren’s Net Worth and Professional Career
Paul and James are his brothers. They launched the skateboarding brand that is now well-known. Building the factory located at 704 East Broadway, Anaheim took close to a year. 1966 saw the opening of Vans’ first store. Twelve customers bought the shoes on the opening day.
Vans owned about 70 California stores by the time the 1970s. The casual look for snowboarders, skateboarders, and surfers was made possible by their shoes. Ten years later their retail outlets expanded to produce shoes for basketball or breakdancing.
Paul managed the business until 1976, when James became its president. In 1988, Paul and Gordon C. Lee sold the Vans company to the banking firm McCown De Leeuw & Co. for around $75 million USD. Vans, Inc. was renamed and made public on NASDAQ for $14 USD each share.
VF is the current owner of Vans, along with Supreme Skateboarding and The North Face. Vans has more than 300 stores around the world and is available in 97 other countries.
Just two weeks ago, Van Doren released his autobiography on Amazon, “Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans”. His life is described, as well as the development of Van Doren’s company and the ways that it managed to be different from the rest despite all the competition.
Paul Van Doren Personal life
It’s with a heavy heart that Vans announces the passing of our co-founder, Paul Van Doren. Paul Van Doren was more than an entrepreneur. He was also an innovator. We send our love and strength to the Van Doren family and the countless Vans Family members who have brought Paul’s legacy to life. pic.twitter.com/5pDEo6RNhj
— Vans (@VANS_66) April 7, 2022
Paul was married and had five kids: Janie, Steve Jr. and Cheryl. Steve served once as the Vice President of Events and Promotions at Vans while Cherly was for some time its vice-president of Human Resources.
Van Doren, 90 years old, died on May 6, 2022. The cause of his death is unknown.
Paul Van Doren Net Worth
Paul Van Doren’s personal wealth is not available at the moment and is under review. It is estimated to range from $50-100 million.
Paul Van Doren