In addition to being one of President
(along with Tory Burch and
others), John was once named entrepreneur of the year by the NAACP.
John frequently speaks at
fund-raisers and makes
appearances at galas for
such as the
Starkey Hearing Foundation.
In The Power of Broke,
book, he chats with fellow
impresarios such as
DJ Steve Aoki.
John invested in sock
which donates a pair of
socks for each pair sold.
LL Cool came to the rescue once
again in infancy. He was one
of the rst hip-hop heavyweights
to sport its jerseys and hats.
Carlton Brown, Keith Perrin,
J. Alexander Martin
The other squad members from
Hollis days are co-founders of FUBU.
John is an avid snowboarder
In March, the
National Center for
honored John and
his mother for being
advocates for the
dyslexic. John suff ers
from dyslexia, and
Margot played a large
role in helping him
John has three
grown (Yasmeen and Destiny) and
one newborn (Minka Jagger).
mom mentored me from
an early says John, who
started FUBU in
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Daymond John is
Growing up in Hollis, Queens, in the early
he and his crew dreamed of gold and
glory. Irving wanted to be a music producer.
Harold boasted about a future making movies.
Daymond, who loved hip-hop style, predicted
a career in fashion. But they knew their odds.
we saw in the was drugs and
says John. Enter LL Cool J, also from Queens.
John started FUBU in 1992 with a line of hats
and T-shirts that he sold on the streets of
Upon meeting the three friends, the superstar
Queens. At its peak in 1998, the streetwear
emcee invited them on tour as roadies. grossed more than $300 million.
hop showed us a way says John. Irving
would go on to become rap mogul Irv Gotti,
Harold the visionary music video director Hype
John joined the ABC reality show
in 2009, where he helps wannaWilliams and John the mastermind behind
be business owners dream as big
FUBU, one of the most streetwear
as he once did. The he
brands of all time, and co-host of the reality
billionaire Mark Cuban and QVC
show Shark Tank. I A
Through Shark Tank,
queen Lori Greiner.