About Gary Vaynerchuk
entrepreneur and motivational speaker
Gary Vaynerchuk, born Gennady Vaynerchuk, is an accomplished entrepreneur and internet personality.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Social Media Profiles
What is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Net Worth
$160 Million Dollars
When was Gary born
14 November 1975, Babruysk, Belarus
Introduction to Gary Vaynerchuk My Story
Gary Vaynerchuk, born Gennady Vaynerchuk, is an accomplished entrepreneur and internet personality. The 44 year-old, born on November 14th 1975, is a well known Belarusian-American author, as well as being a motivational speaker.
He is most known for his large internet presence and books in the business and entrepreneurial genres. His most popular books are Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook: How to tell your story in a noisy social world and Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too published in 2013 and 2018 respectively. Gary is also known for his angel investing and social media influence, which has been recognised by Forbes.
“People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
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Gary Vaynerchuk Personal History
Gary Vaynerchuk was born in Belarus, living his early years in Babruysk, with his family. When Gary was 3 his parents moved the family to the United States, where he remained throughout the rest of his childhood. His father was an entrepreneur also, moving the family to an apartment in Queens, New York, City.
After their move overseas, Gary’s father began working in New Jersey at a liquor store, owned by a wider family member. The family relocated to Edison, NJ. His entrepreneurial mindset, likely influenced by his father led him to many small business ventures as a child. He began with a lemonade stand whilst still in school.
Once he reached teenage years, Gary Vaynerchuk’s interest in money escalated. His lemonade stands grew into a profitable franchise and operated all over the city! Then, he started another venture, whereby he would pick flowers from neighbors gardens and sell them on the streets. Then he went into selling baseball cards. This ended up making the young entrepreneur thousands of dollars weekly.
After his own doings in business, Gary’s dad asked him to take control of the liquor store in which they still owned. This young entrepreneur saw the value of the opportunity and could not turn it down. Therefore, pausing his other ventures.
Throughout this, he attended high school in North Hunterdon, then enrolling in college at Mount Ida in Newton, Massachusetts.
Gary Vaynerchuk Professional career
Following the ownership of his dad’s liquor store in early adulthood, Gary saw a rapidly growing world of ecommerce that he intended to maximise. He transformed the business into the ‘Wine Library’ with a dedicated YouTube channel for details about wines. The business eventually reached a valuation of $60 million dollars. A large part of the business’s success was these podcasts which attracted much attention online.
Gary then moved on with the success of this business to launch VaynerMedia with his younger brother. This venture also became a multi-million-dollar venture. The company provides paid media services and utilised influencer marketing and similar ecommerce strategies that Wine Library used. VaynerMedia was established as the market leader in its sector with clients such as PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson. The business went on to eventually partner with Vimeo and regularly turned over $100 million dollars.
A third business venture of Gary Vaynerchuk’s was a company named PureWow which he renamed The Gallery. His role of angel investor meant the launch of several start-ups and well-established businesses. This took his net worth to $160 million.
Following his success in business, the entrepreneur took his talents online. He launched several YouTube channels, amely ‘The #AskGaryVee Show.’ and ‘DailyVee’. These portrayed his life and served as a platform to answer viewers questions and interview other similar influencers.
Gary Vaynerchuk Teaching and Events
More commonly known online as Gary Vee, his main teachings stem from his more recent internet persona platform on YouTube. This has earned him the opportunity to speak publicly as well as social media mentorship. These videos are published regularly and have hundreds of thousands of views.
In terms of his success as a businessman, Gary has been featured in The New York Times, Time, GQ and The Wall Street Journal, just to name a few publications. Bloomberg’s Businessweek included the motivational speaker in their top 20 entrepreneurs to follow.
Following this recognition, in 2015, Crain’s named the entrepreneur amongst New York Business 40 under 40. Forbes also recognised the influencer firstly on Fortune’s ‘40 Under 40 list and then more recently at the top of the list of most-authoritative opinion leaders in social networks in the world! He has also appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
Gary Vaynerchuk has written 6 books. His most popular title was his first publication: Crush it! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion. All 6 of his books are about entrepreneurship and motivational skills.
Gary Vaynerchuk Books & Publications
Gary Vaynerchuk has released a wide variety of bestselling books.
Bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs.
Gary draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know
What Can Gary Vaynerchuk Do For You Personally
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