Daymond John

Daymond John

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Updated On January 26, 2022

Daymond John is a businessman, television personality, author, and motivational speaker. Daymond John is most famous for his reality show The Shark Tank which is shown on ABC and also the founder of the show. He is the founder and CEO of FUBU. FUBU is a clothing company which is located in his hometown.

Early Life

Daymond John is an Afro-American man who was born on February 23, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. He is 51 years old. His father’s name is Garfield and his mother Margot john. Earlier age, he used to sell a pencil and other items. After they began working as a waiter at Red lobster for a part-time job. After finishing high school he worked a full-time job.

Due to his parent’s divorce, he had to earn money for his living. His mother had a clothing business. Mo his mother taught him how to sew and run the business. His childhood friends Alexander Martin, Carl Brown, and Keith Perrin, to work with him; they began sewing tie-­top hats. He is an entrepreneur. There is no information regarding his parents and his sibling.


John finished his basic education at Bayside high school. But there is no information about his further education. We can assume that looking at his successful career life, he has completed his graduation from a University.

Career and professional life

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Caption: Daymond John Career (Source: Money)


John started his business career by selling small products like selling reconditions cars. He learns to sew clothes from his mother. He first gets an idea of selling homemade hats. Because at that time the wool ski hats with their tops tied off were selling at a high price. With the help of his neighbor, they made homemade hats and sold in $10 each on the Jamaica venue and earn $800 in a single day. John was working at Red Lobster as a full-time job and also worked on his own FUBU business in between shifts. After the business’s success, they began to sell screen print T-shirts to get into the American market.

Because of the success in the business, his mom and he mortgaged their house for $100,000 to earn money. Due to his successful business in the global market, Samsung and other companies also have made a deal. In the world market, his FUBU earns more than $6 billion. In 1993, he convinced LL Cool J to wear a FUBU hat for a promotional campaign and the commercial business. LL Cool J is an American rapper, record producer, and actor.

The Shark Tank

In 2009 he invested money in ABC reality show The Shark tanks. John has invested $8,567,000.  ‘Shark Tank’ is a reality show where different people come on and decide whether to invest as an entrepreneur and presented their business plan, product, and company.  Now the show is top-rated and it has finished its 9 seasons. The show has the most successful business. Due to the success of the show, he is affectionately to be ‘ The People’s Shark’. Throughout his 10 sessions on the show, he has inspired and motivated thousands of people on how to start a business and be an entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of The Shark Group.

Daymond John as a Book Author

Besides the motivational speaker, he is also a book writer. He has written and published several motivational books. ‘Rise and Grind’, ‘The Power Of Broke’, ‘The brand within’ and ‘Display Of Power’ are some of the popular books among others which he has written.

Consulting and speaking

John is a public speaker who worked with celebrities and brands. He is co-founder of the program show called Daymond John’s Success Formula where he teaches about how to start a business and how to grow the business.

He was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer in April 2017. He got surgery to remove the cancerous nodule and also dyslexic.

Achievements and Net worth

He has received various awards. Among them Brandweek Marketer of the Year, the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award (which he won twice), Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has also won 4 times Emmy Award for his popular show The Shark Tank.

He is an entrepreneur. Daymond’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. His business success which was started from a $40 budget into FUBU which has now reach up to $ 6 billion in global market business throughout his career. He has been continuing his business and he earns money from television shows, books, and other businesses.

Personal Life

John has two marital relationships. The first wife’s name is unknown until now. From them, they had two daughters called Yasmeen and Destiny. Now, he has engaged with Heather Taras in September 2016 and got married in 2018. They have a daughter named Minka Jagger John.


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Caption: Daymond John with Heather Taras (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)

Daymond John is a successful businessman and an Entrepreneur. Besides his successful career life, there are no rumors and controversy about his life.

Body Measurement and Social media

Daymond John’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.6 m) slightly less than an American male’s height and his body weight is about 75 kg (165 lb.) Talking about his facial structure, he is bald and has a black eye in color. More than that, there is not much information about his other body measurements.

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Caption: Daymond John Body Measurement (Source: Daily Mail)

He liked to live a private life and stay far from social media like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, etc. So there is no information about his social media.