Daymond John Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 23, 1969
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseHeather Taras

Daymond John is an American businessperson, investor, television personality, author, motivational speaker, actor, producer, and director who is best known as the founder, president, and chief executive officer of FUBU (a hip hop apparel company) as well as for appearing as an investor on the ABC business reality series Shark Tank. John has also served as the CEO and founder of The Shark Group, a brand management and consulting firm. Moreover, he co-founded the Daymond John’s Success Formula – a program designed to teach business owners and entrepreneurs how to start and grow their businesses – in 2015. Daymond John has been a recipient of many awards like Brandweek Marketer of the Year, NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year Award, Essence Award, Crain’s New York Business Forty Under Forty Award, Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Brandeis University International Business School’s Asper Award for Excellence in Global Entrepreneurship, and the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship.

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Born Name

Daymond Garfield John

Nick Name

DJ

Daymond John as seen while speaking at the Opening Plenary at GES Women and Youth Day in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 24, 2015Daymond John as seen while speaking at the Opening Plenary at GES Women and Youth Day in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 24, 2015
Daymond John as seen while speaking at the Opening Plenary at GES Women and Youth Day in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 24, 2015 (U.S. Embassy Nairobi / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

American

 

Education

Daymond John studied at a Catholic school for 7 years.

Occupation

Businessperson, Investor, Television Personality, Author, Motivational Speaker, Actor, Producer, Director

Family

  • Mother – Margot John (Flight Attendant)

Manager

Daymond John has been signed with Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth has been $350 Million.

Build

Average

Daymond John (Right) with Clinton Sparks at blueprint+co in 2019Daymond John (Right) with Clinton Sparks at blueprint+co in 2019
Daymond John (Right) with Clinton Sparks at blueprint+co in 2019 (SpencerMatt / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Daymond John has dated –

  1. Daymond John has 2 daughters –  Destiny and Yasmeen – with his first wife. However, the couple’s marriage ended in divorce.
  2. Heather Taras (2018-Present) – He got married to his 2nd wife Heather Taras in the year 2018 and the duo parents a daughter named Minka Jagger.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a goatee

Brand Endorsements

He has served as a brand ambassador for the e-commerce company Shopify.

Religion

Catholicism

Daymond John (Right) pictured with 'iCups' creator Magdim Metshin in 2013Daymond John (Right) pictured with 'iCups' creator Magdim Metshin in 2013
Daymond John (Right) pictured with ‘iCups’ creator Magdim Metshin in 2013 (M.magdim / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Daymond John Favorite Things

  • Some Of His Favorite Investments – Al “Bubba” Baker’s boneless ribs, Bombas socks
  • BooksThink and Grow Rich, Rich Dad Poor Dad

Source – Wikipedia

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Daymond John Facts

  1. He was raised in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens.
  2. He was 10 years old when he started working after his parents divorced.
  3. One of his early jobs was handing out flyers for $2 an hour.
  4. When he was in high school, Daymond John got the opportunity to participate in a program that allowed him to work a full-time job as well as attend school on an alternating weekly basis. He has credited this as a major step that instilled in him an entrepreneurial spirit.
  5. He started a commuter van service after graduating high school.
  6. Daymond John founded FUBU in 1992 and started it in his mother’s house in Hollis, Queens. FUBU stands for “For Us, By Us”.
  7. In 2014, he appeared as Wall Street Man in the made-for-television science fiction action comedy horror disaster film Sharknado 2: The Second One.
  8. He is dyslexic.
  9. Daymond John was appointed by President Barack Obama as an ambassador to promote underserved entrepreneurs in 2015.
  10. He was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer in April 2017. He subsequently underwent surgery to remove the cancerous nodule.
  11. He has been featured at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
  12. He once used to wait tables at Red Lobster.
  13. A New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Daymond John has released many books including Display of PowerThe Brand WithinThe Power of Broke, and Rise and Grind.
  14. Daymond John’s Success Formula rebranded to Next Level Success in September 2019.
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Featured Image by U.S. Embassy Nairobi / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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