Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia. © Nvidia
- The boss of Nvidia wears a black leather jacket all the time
- And e-retailers are already trying to take advantage of this to sell similar jackets< /li>
- Thanks to the explosion in demand for AI chips, Jensen Huang is now the 29th richest person on the planet
Nvidia is one of the companies benefiting the most from the artificial intelligence boom. Best known to the general public for its graphics cards, the company also supplies chips specialized in AI, demand for which has exploded in 2023. As a result, since the start of the year, the share value has climbed by more than 200%. And the boss of the company, the man in the leather jacket or the black jacket, continues to be talked about.
A simple search for the CEO of Nvidia, or Jensen Huang, on Google Images will help you understand why he is nicknamed like that.
— Ozi (@oztalkshw) July 23, 2019
Indeed, during his public appearances, the Nvidia boss is very often dressed in this black jacket (even when it's hot), which is now a sort of signature.
Leather jackets on.
Our CEO Jensen Huang will be live with the opening keynote from the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference (#GTC19) in 2 hours! (2pm PT)
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) March 18, 2019
And as reported in a Bloomberg article, online sellers are already trying to take advantage of this interest in the Nvidia boss, to sell similar jackets. The American agency cites the example of an e-commerce site which already sells “Jensen Huang Black Leather Jacket” jackets, and a “Men’s Black Biker Leather Jacket” biker jacket. Jensen Huang” that could be found on Amazon.
Like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg
It's unclear when exactly Jensen Huang started having the same look in every appearance. But in any case, he is not the only tech boss to dress the same way all the time. Steve Jobs, for example, wore jeans and a black turtleneck all the time. And as reported by Business Insider, a biography written by Walter Isaacson, the Apple founder reportedly had hundreds of black turtlenecks in his wardrobe.
Among those who always wear almost the same clothes, there is also Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, with its gray t-shirts. During a question-and-answer session, he explained that he wears the same thing every day in order to focus on the community.
Note that if Jensen Huang is not (yet) as rich as Mark Zuckerberg (estimated fortune at 110 billion dollars), he advanced in the ranking of billionaires in 2023. According to Bloomberg, with a fortune estimated at 38.4 billion dollars, Huang is the 29th richest person on the planet.