Jake Burton Carpenter was an American snowboarder(snowboarding trailblazer). Burton was popularly known as the founder of Burton Snowboards and one of the inventors of the modern-day snowboard. Burton also was a member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. Burton was the one who turned the snowboard into big business and an Olympic favorite. On November 20, 2019, Jake Burton died at the age of 75 due to testicular cancer.
What was Jake Burton famous for?
- Famous as the founder of Burton Snowboards and a member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame.
Where was Jake Burton From?
Jake Burton was born on April 29, 1954, in Cedarhurst, New York, United States. His birth name was Jake Burton Carpenter. His nationality was American. Burton belonged to White ethnicity while Taurus is his zodiac sign.
Burton was raised in his hometown by his parents and was the youngest of his parents’ four children. He attended Brooks School North Andover, Massachusetts for his high schooling after which he joined The Marvelwood School and graduated.
Later, Burton got enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he wanted to join the university’s ski team but couldn’t due to his car accident. After then, he joined and graduated from New York University with a degree in economics.
Jake Burton Career Highlights
Jake Burton had interest in slopes so he worked at a barn in Londonderry, Vermont initially. Then he tried improving on the Snurfer, a basic toy snowboard. He even had gone out to sell his snowboards earlier in time.
By 1970, he joined a small cadre of manufacturers who had begun selling snowboards with design features. Back in 1977, he founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn.
Burton served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting the world’s best riders, and pushing more resorts to allow snowboarding. Burton took the responsibility of bringing the snowboarding sport as one of the most played sports in the US.
Burton has been one of the world’s largest snowboard and snowboarding-equipment manufacturers since the late 1980s. He even helped to organize the first U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship in 1982 at the Suicide Six ski area.
Besides, Burton was also a member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. He was a sort of a godfather of snowboarding and the youth movement toward action sports.
What was the Cause of Death of Jake Burton?
Jake Burton Carpenter passed away recently on November 20, 2019, due to testicular cancer. Burton Carpenter died in Burling, Vermont due to the complications of his cancer. Earlier the month of November 2019, Burton was again diagnosed with cancer. Burton was previously diagnosed with cancer in 2011 after which it was treated well but it again came back in 2019. Burton couldn’t take it and died.
Previously, Burton Carpenter was seriously injured as he was paralyzed for several weeks with a rare disorder called Miller Fisher syndrome in 2015. He was so sick that he required feed tubing and breathing machines.
Who was Jake Buron Married to?
Jake Burton was married to his loving wife, Donna Burton. Donna is currently serving as the CEO of Burton company. Donna is 10 years younger than Jake as they met for the first time when Donna was 18 while Jake was 28. The couple got married and even had three children: all sons Timi, George, and Taylor.
What was Jake Burton’s Net Worth?
The popular face of America who brought life to a sport, Jake Burton had great earning through his company of snowboard. Burton had managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars from several of his contract deals and others. His estimated net worth at the time of his death was $100 million.
How Tall was Jake Burton?
The 75 years old late snowboarder, Jake Burton was a good-looking white man. Burton had fair complexion with light brown hair and brown eyes.