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 operation into the 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. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1,000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. You may know him as one of the Sharks on the 4-time Emmy Award winning TV show Shark Tank. He is going into his 15th season of the show by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. It reaches millions of weekly viewers who tune in to the show every Friday night as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights. John’s marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands have made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. His marketing firm The Shark Group offers expertise in marketing strategy and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. In 2023, John authored the best-selling children’s picture book of the year, Little Daymond Learns to Earn. Instantly becoming a New York Times best-seller and ranking #1 on Amazon’s Top 100 Books, Little Daymond Learns to Earn teaches children the fundamentals of financial literacy and money management with a fun and engaging storyline. John is also the author of five best-selling books including his New York Times best-selling books, The Power of Broke (2016) and Rise and Grind (2018). Daymond has always loved animals and from an early age learned about nurturing them because his step father ran and continues to run a no kill shelter in New York. On his property in upstate New York he raises guinea hens, donkeys, and shelters over 1,000,000 bees.