Jake Burton ( Died) Wiki, Age, Bio, Cause Of Death, Family, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Jake Burton ( Died) Wiki, Age, Bio, Cause Of Death, Family, Net Worth, Many More Facts You Need To Know

Jake Burton Wiki

Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and an Olympic show, died at age 65.

 Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of

and the person who elevated snowboarding to an international sport.

Jake Burton Age

He was 65 years old.

Jake Burton Work & Career

Carpenter left his job in New York in 1977 to form the company now known simply as Burton. His goal was to advance the rudimentary snowboard, then called “Snurfer,” which had been invented by Sherman Poppen a dozen years before. It worked, and more than four decades later, snowboarding is an important element in the Winter Games and snowboards are as common as skis in resorts around the world. “It was our founder, the soul of snowboarding, who gave us the sport we all love,” Burton co-CEO John Lacy said in his email to staff.

Jake Burton Death

He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded. Carpenter had sent an email to his staff this month saying, “You won’t believe this, but my cancer has returned.” He had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, but after several months of therapy he had been given a good health bill.

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