Tired of changing his perspiration-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again during grueling twice-daily college football workouts, Kevin Plank was inspired to create a better kind of T-shirt—one that could wick sweat and keep athletes cool, dry and light. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 1996, Plank launched Under Armour as the high-performance answer to the sweat-drenched-cotton dilemma.
Today, Plank oversees a global company of 9,000-plus employees, with total revenue of more than $3 billion. Under Armour athletic performance products are sold globally and are worn by athletes at all levels on playing fields all over the world. The Under Armour Connected Fitness platform powers the world's largest digital health-and-fitness community.