Daymond John

An American entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank.

Rags To Riches Story

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      Daymond John, as a child had to take up a full-time job with schooling to make his ends meet.

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      He worked beyond the capabilities of a child and attended school on alternate days and worked on alternate days.

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      As a teenager, he sewed wool hats with fishing line and ended up making $800 per day.

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      Later, he and his mother mortgaged their house for $100,000 and started their business of manufacturing these hats, in the name of FUBU.

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      He worked in triple shifts to manage this business along with a full-time job.

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      In 1992, his sheer dedication and hard work showed off. He received $300,000 worth orders and that’s how his journey to richness began.

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      Today FUBU itself is estimated to have a worth of $6 Billion.

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      In 2009, he became an investor in Shark Tank, a show in which he and his four executives listen to business ideas of general public and choose whether or not to invest in the same.

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      He works with many celebrities and big associations like Miss Universe to expand the brand and make money in the process.

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      His fashion sense is most sought after and is checked online on his profile page.