As an entrepreneur, investor and TV personality on the ABC hit show “Shark Tank,” Daymond John is recognized worldwide for his business sense and entrepreneurial eye.
John initially made his mark as the founder and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand FUBU. He started the clothing line in his mother’s basement in Queens, New York in 1989 when hip-hop culture was just beginning to emerge. With John’s finger on the pulse of the now $20 billion streetwear industry, FUBU has eclipsed more than $6 billion in sales.
John was distinguished in 2015 as the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and accompanied then-President Obama on many official travels, including the historic trip to Cuba in 2016. His many successful business ventures, and commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs has made him a sought-after voice by Fortune 100 companies, universities and businesses across the world.