Founder/CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Star of ABC's Shark Tank, CEO of The Shark Group, The People’s Shark
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 business operation into its 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 world-wide.
John is an award-winning entrepreneur and has received over 100 awards including the Brand Week Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award and, most recently, was named #2 on LinkedIn’s Top 20 Voices, a list of the top influencers, who are using their voice to help us analyze today’s changing world of work, navigate our industries, and find balance.
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 fifth 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.
John is celebrating his 13th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank by renowned producer Mark Burnett, which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship around the world. Shark Tank has now gone on to win five Emmy® in the US and millions of weekly viewer’s world-wide tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
Finally, Real Leaders Magazine named Daymond John one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World 2022, stating "After two of the craziest years in our country’s history, we wanted to pay tribute to the resilient men and women who gave us the assurance to keep going and provide a list of 'real' teachers — people who speak from experience.”
DAYMOND JOHN'S 5 SHARK POINTS: FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE
From FUBU to Shark Tank and countless ventures in between, Daymond John's entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, Daymond has developed this comprehensive lecture which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives; not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points. Whether you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, non-profit employee, bank teller or otherwise, this talk has inspired thousands of people around the country reconsider their methods and make positive changes in their lives.
Daymond's talk was inspiring and motivating for the social entrepreneurs participating in our business accelerator, as well as those watching and considering entrepreneurship as a means to address social determinants of health in their communities. He let people know that they can do well financially while also making a difference.
American Heart Association (2021)
Daymond’s interactive presentation with pictures, music, and being able to connect with our audience in a genuine way was my favorite. It didn't feel fake or cheesy. He was able to command a room full of people with ease. I love that Daymond had a "set time" to take pictures and that gave folks almost an excuse to put down their phones for the rest of his session and solely focus on him.