Nick Woodman Went Surfing And Came Home A Billionaire


WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANKS FOR
BEING HERE. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Stephen: VERY FEW GUESTS
BRING THEIR OWN CAMERAS. ( LAUGHTER )
CAN I–>>WELL, THIS IS FOR DOCUMENTING
MY MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES. SO —
>>OKAY, GOOD.>>I FIGURED I’D–
>>Stephen: AS A MATTER OF FACT IN YOUR HONOR WE’RE GOING
TO GEAR UP A LITTLE BIT. YOU’VE GOT YOUR CAMERA. I’M GOING TO PUT ON THE HOST-CAM
RIGHT NOW. LET’S GET THAT ON, RIGHT THERE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
OKAY? ALL RIGHT? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
ALL RIGHT. JON BATISTE, JON BATISTE HAS GOT
ON THE JAZZ-CAM OVER THERE.>>Jon: THE JAZZ-CAM.>>Stephen: GET A SHOT OF THE
JAZZ-CAM. THERE YOU ARE.>>WE CAN STACK THEM UP.>>Stephen: WHAT IS THIS
CALLED?>>THE HERO 4 SESSION, THE NEW
CAMERA.>>Stephen: IT’S WATERPROOF?>>IT IS.>>Stephen: I’LL PUT ONE IN
THERE LIKE THAT, JUST IN THERE AND I’LL PUT ONE UP LIKE THAT IN
CASEIMENT TO HAVE A DRINK OF WATER LATER. I’LL POINT THAT ONE AT YOU RIGHT
THERE. OKAY. NOW. THAT MIGHT BE ALL WE HAVE TIME
FOR, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING.>>THANK YOU, NEW YORK!>>Stephen: HOW DID YOU INVENT
GOPRO? HOW DID IT START?>>WELL, I WAS —
>>OH, MY GOD, YOU’RE EXHAUSTED!>>I WAS OUT OF A JOB. I FAILED AT MY FIRST BUSINESS. I WAS 26. AND I NEEDED TO FIND SOME
INSPIRATION FOR WHAT TO DO NEXT WITH MY LIFE.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>TOOK WHAT LITTLE SAVINGS I
HAD AND PLANNED A FIVE-MONTH SURF TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.>>Stephen: LIKE YOU DO.>>AROUND AUSTRALIA AND
INDONESIA. I BELIEVE WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING
FOR INSPIRATION, YOU– YOU FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS. YOU DO WHAT YOU’RE MOST
PASSIONATE ABOUT. I BELIEVE THAT’S WHEN HUMANS ARE
MOST TURNED ON AND MOST ATTUNED TO NEW IDEAS AND FOR ME THAT’S
SURFING. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT,
IRONICALLY, I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR GOPRO BEFORE I EVEN
LOWEST MY TRIP WHICH WAS FOR A WRIST CAMERA THAT I COULD WEAR
WHILE SURFING TO SHOOT PHOTOS OF MY FRIEND I WAS TAKING THE TRIP
WITH. AND I DEVELOPED A LITTLE
PROTOTYPE BEFORE THE TRIP. IT WORKED REALLY WELL. AND I THOUGHT, I THINK THAT THIS
TRIP MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO DEVELOP THIS IDEA. SO I SPENT THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS
TESTING AND TUNING IT WHILE ON THE ROAD AND LIVING OUT OF A VAN
AND OUT OF A BACKPACK, AND TENDED UP BEING THE FIRST SURF
TRIP I WAS EVER EXCITED TO COME HOME FROM. USUALLY YOU COME HOME BROKE, AND
YOU HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN AND SAVE UP MORE MONEY TO GO ON
THE NEXT TRIP.>>Stephen: YOU CAME HOME A
POTENTIAL BILLIONAIRE. WHICH YOU ARE NOW. YOU’RE A BILLIONAIRE. BOOM. YOU’RE A BILLIONAIRE.( APPLAUSE )
AND AS A MATTER OF FACT– YOU
ARE, RIGHT, YOU’RE A
BILLIONAIRE? AS A MATTER OF FACT, I’VE ONLY
HAD 27 SHOWS, AND YOU’RE MY SIXTH BILLIONAIRE. WOULD YOU MIND PUNCHING MY
BILLIONAIRE CLUB CARD? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
I JUST– THANK YOU. I JUST NEED– I JUST NEED FOUR
MORE BILLION ARIZONA, AND I GET A FREE SUB.

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