‘Shark Tank’ Investor, Entrepreneur and FUBU CEO
An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way since taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his business operation into its 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 worldwide.
John is an award-winning entrepreneur and has received more than 35 awards, including the Brand Week Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Most recently, he was named No. 2 on LinkedIn’s Top 20 Voices, a list of the top influencers who are using their voice to help us analyze today’s changing world of work, navigate our industries and find balance through an unprecedented year!
His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands have made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. His marketing firm, The Shark Group, offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means. The firm also connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions.
John is also an author of five best-selling books, including his New York Times best-selling books “The Power of Broke” (2016) and “Rise and Grind” (2018). In March 2020, John released his fifth book, “Powershift,” which 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.
Finally, John is celebrating his 12th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show “Shark Tank” by renowned producer Mark Burnett. The show has reinvigorated entrepreneurship around the world. “Shark Tank” has gone on to win five Emmys in the U.S. and millions of weekly viewers worldwide. You can tune into the show to watch John demonstrate his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.