Yvon Chouinard
Yvon Chouinard
Real Name/Full Name Yvon Chouinard
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Yvon Chouinard
Birth Place: Lewiston U.S
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9th November 1938
Age/How Old: 85 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 1.85cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 125.6 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Grey white
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: Gerald Conrad Chouinard
School: NA
College: NA
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife: Malinda Pennoyer
Children Name: Fletcher and Claire
Profession: Rock climber, equipment manufacturer
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Last Updated: June 2024

Chouinard is an American climber, outdoor industry and a billionaire businessman, he is well known for environmental focus, he is also a kayaker, surfer he has written about ethics on mixing climbing and business. He is known for his company Patagonia for founding the clothes and gear company. His cloth line has been likened to Gucci outdoors as much as he focuses on using organic products it’s still fashionable

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Biography and Early Life

Chouinard was born November 9th 1938 in US his father was a French-Canadian handyman, mechanic and plumber, they moved to Southern California when he was eight years, he spent his early life climbing Royal Robbins and Tom Frost were his first climbing partners, in his early years he founded the Southern California Falconry Club that led to his rock climbing.

His love for climbing led him to make his own climbing tools, he taught himself blacksmithing and later started a business. He has been hired by other companies to advice on environmental targets.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Yvon Chouinard in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Yvon Chouinard’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 9 November 1938. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 125.6 lbs in Pound and 57 kg in Kilograms.


Chouinard was born in Lewiston, Maine to French-Canadian parents. He spends less time in school than his hobbies, his teenage hobbies include diving off the Mibu coast, down cliffs and rock climbing. He graduated from his High School and went back to the first business he made and sold climbing spikes for 1.50 he won the profits from the sales, he spent time in making hardware in the winter and climbing during summertime.

Chouinard collected glass bottles from the bins which would redeem for coins, he even slept outside in a sleeping bag, he once ate cat food he even spent 18 days in jail. In the 1960s he recruited friends to help and design climbing equipment. Chouinard and his friends became the largest supplier in the United States to supplier climbing hardware.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chouinard met his love life in 1971 Malinda Pennoyer who was a student at California State University she was doing art and home economics they got love stronger they became inseparable they decided to get married in the same year the couple are parents to two beautiful children a son Fletcher and a daughter Claire. His company provided an opportunity for him to achieve his goals, he committed himself to work for his company it opened an on-site cafeteria that mostly focused on vegetarian food.

He committed to tithing and paying the employees working on local projects so they could commit all their efforts. He bought a second hard coal-fired forge, he used to make hardened steel pitons in Yosemite Valley, he did this to improve and support himself.

Is Yvon Chouinard Gay?

Yvon is married to one wife we can say the other love of his love is probably mountain climbing, fishing generally outdoor activities and any other nature has to offer lets conclude he is a straight man not gay.

Professional Career

Chouinard was inspired by his love of the outdoors mostly rock climbing. He crafted the climbing tools he eventually became a blacksmith. In 1970, he established his clothing line known as Patagonia before the company he would buy and sell rugby t-shirts while on trip to Scotland. Patagonia his company grew to even make his rugged t-shirts they later involved to practicing environment conservation.

The company’s interest grew in the 80s through to 90s from 20 million dollars to over 100 million dollars. He started donating his income to environmental conservation programs, he even taught his employees to conserve the environment and to tithe to such causes. His company manufacture clothing line, using 100% organic cotton.


This self-made billionaire has achieved a lot this includes conserving the environment and having influential men. Chouinard’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, he has received recognition from Sierra Club he was awarded the John Muir Award. Even though he has received any award he set the pace for others to be mindful of the environment and to take measures to protect it.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Yvon Chouinard in 2024

Yvon Chouinard Net Worth
Yvon Chouinard Net Worth

He is an American rock climber, environmentalist, and industrialist. He also owns Patagonia a company that deals with outdoors and clothing focused on manufacturing of environmental products, His patagon boasts of revenue worth $800 million and counting, he has amassed wealth throughout his career by doing what he loves most he believes part of being an entrepreneur is to take risks and one day it will bring profit. As of 2024, His net worth is estimated to $1.5 billion.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He founded 1% for the planet and became the first businessman to commit of annual sales to the environment.
  • He was one of the leading climbers of the Golden Age Yosemite; in addition to that Yvon is a surfer, an enthusiastic, and a writer.

Many investors have shown interest in buying shares in Patagon Company but no luck, he shown no interest in selling his company no matter how much money was offered to date, and he owns 100% to his company. His hard work and determination have not gone in vain.


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