Daymond John Biography
John was born in Brooklyn on February 23, 1969, but grew up in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, where he attended Catholic school for seven years. When his parents divorced when he was 10, he began working; one early job involved handing out flyers for $2 ($7.42 today). He participated in a program in high school that allowed him to work full-time and attend school on an alternating weekly basis, which he credits with instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in him. He started a commuter van service and waited tables at Red Lobster after graduating from high school. When John was 16, he had a stepfather and mentor in the form of his mother’s boyfriend, an attorney.
Daymond John Career
Garfield, Daymond John is a businessman, investor, and television personality from the United States. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, as well as an investor on the ABC reality television show Shark Tank. John is the founder of The Shark Group, which is based in New York City. John co-founded Daymond John’s Success Formula in 2015, a program that teaches business owners and entrepreneurs how to start and grow their own businesses.
Daymond John’s Success Formula was renamed Next Level Success in September 2019.
Daymond John Personal Life
John suffers from dyslexia. Think and Grow Rich and Rich Dad Poor Dad are two of his favorite books.
John was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer in April 2017. John underwent successful surgery to remove the cancerous nodule.
John married Heather Taras, his second wife, in 2018, and they have a daughter named Minka Jagger. His first marriage produced two daughters, Destiny and Yasmeen.
John is a devout Catholic.
Daymond John Net Worth
Daymond John has an estimated net worth of approximately $350 million.