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. Most recently, Daymond is ranked #2 on LinkedIn’s Top 20 Voices, and appears on Real Leaders magazine’s list of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World in 2022, a list of “real” teachers — people who speak from experience and gave us the assurance to keep going.
His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has 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 and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John is also an author of 5 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 sixth book, Powershift, 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.
Finally, he’s celebrating his 13th season on ABC’s hit business show Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. It has now gone on to win five Emmys and millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.