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 operation into the basement. John 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. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. Obviously, all of you known him as one of the Sharks on the Emmy Award winning TV show Shark Tank, where millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
His commitment to entrepreneurship goes beyond his work with FUBU and television and has been celebrated on a global level. In 2015, he was named by President Obama as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
Last year he also added the title of New York Times Bestseller to his growing list of accolades with the release of his book The Power of Broke.