Daymond John is one of the premier businessmen of the current generation and he has done so with business savvy and swagger. Business speaker Daymond has become more than just a business tycoon in recent years as he’s become a larger part of pop culture. John grew up in Queens, NY that served as the launch point for his profitable career. The start of his clothing empire FUBU began in the early 1990’s when he first starting selling his own clothes. Expansion occurred when he started sewing the FUBU logo on a variety of products including jerseys, t-shirts and sweatshirts. During this period Daymond was concurrently working at Red Lobster to support him and the business.
FUBU became a household name in the mid 1990’s under the tag line “For us, By us.” LL Cool J, a childhood friend, was an active promoter of the company and incorporated the slogan into his rapping. John continued to grow the brand into apparel giant through contracts with Macy’s, J.C. Penney and the National Basketball Association on it’s way to $350 Million in revenues in 1998. Worldwide the brand has reported sales of over $6 Billion. Daymond has received praise from many of the world’s business tycoons, and his genius was recognized when he was named as a cast member on ABC’s Shark Tank. He appears on the show’s panel alongside others such as Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. Daymond’s most recent business partnership is with Gillette as he decided to work with them in June 2015.
Aside from his work as a businessman, Daymond has made a name for himself as a public speaker. As a motivational speaker, John highlights his journey from rags-to-riches and into one of the most successful businessmen in America. Currently he serves as a consultant to multiple high profile clients assisting them with additional revenue streams and brand extensions. Daymond John is also the author of two books; Display of Power and The Brand Within.