Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren’s death was confirmed on May 7. The company had confirmed the news in a social media post. Here’s a look at Paul net worth and how Twitter reacted to this news.
Over the years, Vans has managed to grow in profit. Several people have expressed their fondness for the brand. This has also helped the brand to grow in size. While the details surrounding Paul’s death are not revealed, the news definitely comes as a shock to many. He was 90 at the time of his death.
What is Paul Van Doren’s net worth?
An exact figure of Paul’s net worth is unknown. However, his total net worth is expected to be in the millions due to the success of Vans. The news of his death was confirmed in a statement released by the company.
The statement read: “Paul was not just an entrepreneur; he was an innovator. Paul’s bold experiments in product design, distribution, and marketing, along with his knack for numbers and efficiency turned a family shoe business into a globally recognized brand.”
Paul was a high school dropout who decided to start the business along with his brother James Van Doren and their business partner Gordon Lee and Serge Delia. They teamed up together in 1966, and over the years managed to make Vans a known brand.
Van has also released his book Authentic in which he details the struggles they had to face to make Vans a profitable company. At the same time, he gave insight into how the company managed to stand out despite competition.
Twitter reacts to Paul Van Doren’s death
Several people on Twitter reacted to the news of Paul’s death. One user wrote: “Paul Van Doren, the founder of LEGENDARY @VANS_66 has passed away. I’ve been buying and wearing Vans since the beginning, bought my first pair in 1969 or 1970 and hundreds since. We used to go to the shoe store and an employee would sketch your custom design and mail it to Vans.”
Another added: “RIP to one of the men responsible for the most versatile/epic/unique shoes Paul Van Doren.” “This guy Paul Van Doren – I literally walked in his shoes most of my life. He helped found Vans Shoes – a real impact on my life. Vans are cool,” read another comment.
“RIP. I started wearing Vans in the 7th grade. My first pair was black slip on and Vans became my favorite shoes ever since. I’m 28 now and it’s still what I mostly wear. Wasn’t a phase or a trend. Thank you, Paul Van Doren. Rest easy,” wrote another user.
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