Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO, angel investor, influencer and top personality in Digital Marketing

Summary

Gary Vaynerchuk (November 14, 1975) is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality. Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications company, VaynerX, and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia.

Gary’s net worth is estimated to reach $160 million.

Career

Born in the former Soviet Union in what is now Belarus, Vaynerchuk was one of the internet’s earliest adopters of social media to build a following that’s now both highly lucrative and influential. In the 1990s, he took his family’s wine business online, then launched a daily webcast in 2006 and a digital agency — cofounded with his brother — in 2009. Today, he’s an investor (including in social platforms like Facebook and Twitter) as well as hosting a YouTube docu-series and a podcast.

Influencer Reach

Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.

Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, as well the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.

Gary also appeared as judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am on

In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.

Among other, Gary was included in Forbes’ Top Influencers – Technology / Business 2017 List.

Bibliography

  • Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too (2018)
  • #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness Hardcover (2016)
  • Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook (2013)
  • The Thank You Economy (2011)
  • Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion (2009)
  • Gary Vaynerchuk’s 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World (2008)

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