Daymond John Biography
Daymond Garfield John is an American businessman, investor, and television personality. He is best known as the founder, president, and chief executive officer of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank. John is the founder of The Shark Group, based in New York City.
Daymond John Age
John is 54 years old as of 2023. He was born (Daymond Garfield John) on February 23, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. John celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of February every year.
Daymond John Height
John stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Daymond John Family
John was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He grew up in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens and attended Catholic school for seven years. He was raised by a single mother and could not secure a job. His parents divorced when he was 10 years old. This led him to start working at a young age and also manage his studies. When John was 16, his mother had a boyfriend, an attorney, who he considered a stepfather and mentor.
Daymond John Wife
John is married to his second wife Heather Taras. They got engaged in September 2016 before they tied the knot in 2018. Taras is an American nurse, business consultant, and entrepreneur.
Daymond John First Wife
John was married to Margot John. The two have two daughters together, Yasmeen and Destiny. John was blinded by the success of his brand FUBU. He could use much of his time working at his clothing company and his wife and children felt abandoned once. In no time, the couple separated.
Daymond John Daughters
John and Tara have a daughter named Minka Jagger together. In addition to that, he has two daughters from his first marriage, named Destiny and Yasmeen.
Daymond John’s Net Worth
John has an estimated net worth ranging between $100 Million – $500 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a businessman, investor, and television personality.
Daymond John Education
John attended Bayside High School where he earned his High School Diploma. While there, he developed his entrepreneurial skills after enrolling in a program that allowed him to study for one week and work for the other.
Daymond John Career
At the age of 10 years, he began working, one early job entailed handing out flyers for $2. In the course of his time in high school, he participated in a program that allowed him to work a full-time job and attend school on an alternating weekly basis, which he credits with instilling an entrepreneurial spirit. After graduating from high school, he started a commuter van service and waited tables at Red Lobster. His stepfather who was an attorney considered him a mentor.
In the long run, he started his FUBU business. He also worked at Red Lobster to find startup funds and later came together with his friends Keith Perrin and J. Alexander Martin to stitch the FUBU logo on hockey T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jerseys. His journey to fame started in 1993 when LL Cool J advertised the brand by wearing a FUBU hat and T-shirt for advertisement.
However, his name became big when John seized an order worth $300,000 for a Las Vegas fashion trade show by Macy’s. At the same time, John’s distribution deal with Samsung’s textile was also a significant driving force for his growing business. In 2015, President Obama appointed John as an ambassador to promote underserved entrepreneurs. John is also a motivational speaker who speaks at public events and is known as a black icon.
Daymond John FUBU
The company is the leading manufacturing company of hockey T-shirts as well as other wear. Currently, ‘FUBU’ happens to be a global brand. John become a national celebrity and an inspiration for the young black American population that has mostly been marginalized and deprived of equal opportunities to grow.
Daymond John Shark Tank and The Shark Group
John is the CEO and founder of The Shark Group. Shark Tank is a famous TV show that relates to business executives seeking to find funds to venture into entrepreneurship. Shark Tank is successfully invested in the businesses of many contestants, also mentoring a few of them. In 2009, he became a part of Shark Tank.
Daymond John Author
John is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. He has written several books including Think and Grow Rich, The Brand Within, Display of Power, and Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Daymond John Illness/ Cancer
John is dyslexic. At the age of ten, his parents separated. He was raised by a single who could not secure a job. This caused his dyslexia, he could not focus on too many subjects since he had already begun working. In addition to that, in April 2017, he was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer. John successfully underwent surgery to remove the cancerous nodule and now he is cancer free.
Daymond John’s Success Formula
In 2015, John co-founded Daymond John’s Success Formula, a program designed to teach business owners and entrepreneurs how to start and grow their businesses. Daymond John’s Success Formula rebranded to Next Level Success in September 2019. One of the organizations the program works with is the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The program offers a $1,500 scholarship to two students a year. This scholarship is given in hopes to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Daymond John Kardashians
John worked closely with the Kardashian family. During the premiere of the first few seasons of E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” John was responsible for integrating product placement on the show.
Daymond John Book
John is also an author, he has released several books including;
- Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
- The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
- The Brand Within: The Power of Branding from Birth to the Boardroom
- Display of Power
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Who Is Daymond John
John is an American businessman, investor, and television personality. He is the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU. In addition, he appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank based in New York City. He is also the founder of The Shark Group.
Daymond John Awards
He has received multiple awards throughout his career. These awards include;
- the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship (which he won twice)
- Details 50 Most Influential Men
- the Brandeis University International Business School’s Asper Award for Excellence in Global Entrepreneurship
- Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award
- Crain’s New York Business Forty Under Forty Award
- the Essence Award
- the Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign
- the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award (which he won twice)
- Brandweek Marketer of the Year
Daymond John Movies and TV Shows
John has appeared in several films including;
- The Masked Singer as himself
- Billions (2020) as himself
- All About the Washingtons (2018) as himself
- Dr. Ken (2016) as himself
- Shark Tank (2009–present) as himself
- What Would You Do? (2014) as himself
- Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) as himself
- The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) as Proud Foot Joe
- The Game (2013) as himself
- To Tell the Truth (2016) as himself