An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its basement. He is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales worldwide. Former President Barack Obama appointed Daymond John a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) to harness his energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad.
Daymond John, who is known around the world as “The People’s Shark,” is celebrating his 13th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank filmed in the United States. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show world-wide which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship and inspired the premiere of Shark Tank India in December 2021. Named one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World in 2022 by Real Leaders Magazine, Daymond John is among their list of “real teachers — people who speak from experience.”
The author of five best-selling books including his New York Times best-sellers, The Power of Broke (2016) and Rise and Grind (2018), John released his most recent book Powershift (2020) that walks through his tried-and-true process of how to transform any situation, close any deal and achieve any outcome through his own experience and vast network of industry leaders. He has won more than thirty-five awards including Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year award, Brandweek Marketer of the Year award, and Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign.
Daymond John’s marketing firm, The Shark Group, offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands have made Daymond John a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today.
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