Birth name: John Wright Hickenlooper Jr.
Father: John Hickenlooper Sr., a steel mill executive
Mother: Anne (Morris) MacDonald
Marriages: Robin Pringle (2016-present); Helen Thorpe (divorced)
Children: with Helen Thorpe: Teddy
Education: Wesleyan University, B.A., English, 1974; Wesleyan University, M.A., Geology, 1980
Is the first geologist to become a governor.
He plays a fictional senator in “Casino Jack,” a movie by his cousin George Hickenlooper, a filmmaker who died in 2010.
Hickenlooper struggled in school due to dyslexia.
1981-1986 – Works as an exploration geologist for Buckhorn Petroleum.
1988 – Opens the Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado’s first brewpub.
2003-2011 – Serves as mayor of Denver.
August 24, 2007 – Hickenlooper sells his stake in Wynkoop Brewing and its associated restaurants to his business managers and employees.
January 11, 2011-January 8, 2019 – Serves as governor of Colorado.
December 4, 2012 – Is appointed vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
March 17, 2016 – Launches Skillful, an online service to help people without degrees find skill-based jobs, alongside LinkedIn co‐founder Allen Blue and Zoe Baird, CEO of the Markle Foundation.