Contrary to what many might think, Gary Vaynerchuk wasn't born with a silver spoon in the mouth. His family moved from Russia to the USA when he was 4. He used to shovel snow outside of the houses of the neighbors. His father owned a liquor store where he worked at the rate of $2 per hour when he was fourteen. In his childhood, he also used to sell lemonades and when he was in high school he made thousands of dollars trading in baseball cards. So he had the entrepreneurial DNA right since his early days. To learn more about him click here. For now, let's take a look at his major accomplishments.
- Successful Entrepreneur: Gary managed to turn his father's $3 million per year generating business to one which made $60 million per year in a span of 5 years. To do this he took advantage of the "Internet" which had taken the market by storm in the late 90s. He made use Youtube to release videos about opinions on different types of wines and took the business to a new level through e-commerce. Besides the wine business, he is also the chairman of VaynerMedia, which is a media company and forms a part of many other companies like ONE37pm, VaynerSports, VaynerX, etc.
- 5 Time New York Times' Best Selling Author: Gary has conveyed his rich knowledge about entrepreneurship and principles of marketing through his books namely Crush It, Thank You Economy, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, Crushing It and AskGaryVee. His books have got a tremendous response from the public and he's been the Best Selling Author of The New York Times for 5 times.
- Fortune '40 under 40': He was named in the Fortune's '40 under 40' list in 2014.
GARYVEE WITH GRANT CARDONE
Grant Cardone is an American motivational speaker, real estate investor and a sales trainer who is another reknowned figure in the business world. Like Gary he is also a New York Times Best Selling Author. His net worth is estimated at around $300 million.