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Daymond John

Shark Tank Investor, Entrepreneur, and FUBU CEO shares his inspirational stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success
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Straight from the set of Shark Tank and the boardroom of FUBU, Daymond John takes audiences through his hard-won, real-world lessons on leadership, innovation, entrepreneurialism, and what it takes to succeed. 

With an inspiring story that is the very essence of the American Dream, Daymond John outlines the success strategies that took him from the bottom to the top of the business world. Nicknamed “The People’s Shark,” he is known for his hands-on approach to mentoring entrepreneurs of all industries and his personable, engaging style. Drawing on his phenomenal journey to becoming the face of American entrepreneurship, he offers audiences invaluable thoughts and tools for creating a vision, making it big, and achieving personal and professional goals.

From humble beginnings to one of the most sought-after branding and marketing experts in the country, John has an inspirational story to tell audiences of all ages and professions. Overcoming obstacles in both life and business, he is now the consummate 21st century renaissance businessman, and an investor on ABC's hit show Shark Tank. 

At a young age, John created FUBU and took it from a $40 budget to a $6 billion pillar in the fashion industry. Now, FUBU is one of the most iconic urban fashion brands in the world. His success inspires young entrepreneurs around the world and his expertise is sought out by global organizations and Fortune 500 companies. He now consults for companies through his firm, Shark Branding. 

John’s story is one of such hard work, dedication, and impressive success that in 2013, President Obama appointed him an Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. In this position, he promotes the power and importance of entrepreneurship to young entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, and investors around the world. John is also the best-selling author of five acclaimed books, including Rise and Grind and The Power of Broke. The Power of Broke and was ranked #16 by Real Leaders on their list of the World’s Top 50 Keynote Speakers of 2019. His most recent book Powershift draws on the experiences of the people who have been able to truly break the mold of how to achieve success within their respective fields. 

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