50 Most Influential: No. 23 — Kevin Plank
Founder & CEO
Under ArmourCHANGE FROM 2014: -2
Under Armour is the only competitor Nike’s actually worried about. Under Armour is one-tenth Nike’s size, but Plank’s relentless focus on brand and product innovation has catapulted Under Armour to a strong No. 2. Stephen Curry’s success helped Under Armour to its first footwear hit. Guess who’s in Plank’s sights now?