Angel Investor, entrepreneur & US Shark Tank television personality fondly referred to as ‘The People’s Shark’
From his wildly successful role in ABC’s Emmy award-winning ‘Shark Tank’ to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John is a global figure recognised for promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.
Daymond John first gained recognition due to the success of his groundbreaking lifestyle brand FUBU. He started his business from his mother’s basement in Queens, New York by capitalizing on the hiphop culture. His streetwear brand has become a $20 billion industry.
Since gaining success, Daymond John has gone on to challenge himself in the business environment. This led to joining the cast of a new business-reality concept ‘Shark Tank’. Since its inception, the show has received four Emmy Awards, multiple Critic’s Choice Awards, and millions of dollars in investments. A mainstay in the series, Daymond is affectionally referred to as ‘The People’s Shark’.
His success in the business world led to Daymond John authoring several books and become a New York Times bestselling author. Yet beyond the different brands he stands father to today, the television series, and his successful writing career, Daymond stays true to his commitment to entrepreneurship.
In 2015, Daymond John was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was part of the exclusive group that joined President Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya. He also went with the president on his historic Cuba trip, making Obama the first sitting president to visit the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.
One of his proudest achievements is his continued fight against dyslexia. He has worked with the Yale Center for Dyslexia and currently sits on the current board of Understood.org.
Daymond John is a dynamic speaker with over 25 years of proven business experience. He is also highly sought after for his keynotes and regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and Fortune 100 companies. Amongst his audiences, he includes Yale, Georgia State University, Samsung, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.
Daymond John lives in the USA and presents in English.
Amongst his topics, Daymond John includes:
“One of the most inspiring presentations. Daymond emphasized that you can’t be afraid to fail in order to achieve success. This powerful message resonates both personally and professionally with leaders at all levels as they drive growth in their organizations.
“Our audience loved hearing Daymond’s amazing story and the valuable lessons he’s learned. Daymond took the time to understand our audience and the challenges they face, and tailored his presentation to be as effective as possible for our needs. With an incredibly unique and engaging combination of music and the spoken word, Daymond’s presentation will stay in our attendees’ minds for a long time to come!”
“Daymond was absolutely awesome!!!! He was dynamic, energetic, and informative! The event ended up being standing room only. People are still talking about the event!! We had to turn away about 70 people.”
“Daymond spoke to our 3,000 attendees…and he had them hanging on his every word. We never knew how funny Daymond is, but more importantly, he is the real deal, intensely authentic, engaging, full of stories that touch the hearts and lives of the audience. I highly recommend Daymond as a keynote speaker for any conference.”