Gary Vaynerchuk Net Worth Bio, Career, Books, Wife, Kids

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Gary Vaynerchuk Net Worth Bio, Career, Books, Wife, Kids

The man who is mostly renowned for transforming his family wine business from a 3 million USD company to a 60 million USD empire within a short period of time, it's no other than Gary Vaynerchuk, he is a Russian born American entrepreneur, and, also, an author, internet personality and a public speaker.

GaryVee aka Gennady Vaynerchuk was born on November 17, 1975, in Babruysk, Russia. Gary was born in the Soviet Union (which came to be known as Belarus after the disintegration of the Soviet Union). Additionally, he and his eight-member family immigrated to the United States in 1978 and lived in a studio apartment in Queens, New York.

Later his family shifted to Edison, New Jersey where he opened a lemonade-stand franchise. Also, Gary went to North Hunterdon High School in New Jersey. Later, he went to Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts and graduated with a bachelor degree in 1998.

Gary Vaynerchuk Career

After Gary graduated from his college, he assumed day-to-day control of his father’s store, Shopper’s Discount Liquor in New Jersey. Furthermore, he changed the name of the store to Wine Library and launched online sale.

Then in 2006, he started a daily webcast, Wine Library TV, which covered about wines. Gary Vaynerchuk and his brother AJ Vaynerchuk founded VaynerMedia in 2009. Also, VaynerMedia is a social media-focused digital agency and provides social media and strategy services to the Fortune 500 companies like PepsiCo, Mondelez and so on.

Vayber Media also partnered with Vimeo to connect brands and filmmakers for digital content. Then in 2017, it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that Gary Vaynerchuk formed a new company named The Gallery, that houses PureWow, following its acquisition by VaynerMedia and RSE Ventures along with other social media and creative-content properties.

Investments By Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary achieved massive success in his business and earned a good fortune too. But, that wasn’t the end for Gary Vaynerchuk. He made several personal investors as an angel investor to open a door of opportunity for a new venture.

Moreover, his several investments in companies include PureWow, Facebook, Venmo, Twitter and dozens of startup companies. Gary Vaynerchuk started a VaynerRSE as a $25 million investment with RSE Ventures Matt Higgins and backed by the owner of Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins.

Then again in 2014, Gary partnered with social TV entrepreneurs Jesse Redniss and David Beck and formed BRaVe Ventures. BRaVe advises television networks on emerging technology and funds and incubates developing multi-screen and social network startups and technology.

Vaynerchuk also invested in sports agency, Symmetry in 2017, so that he could form VaynerSports to provide full-service athlete representation.

Television And Media

Gary Vaynerchuk made an appearance as a recurring role in a reality television series named Planet of the Apps, launched by Apple and Propagate on February 2017.

However, in the show, Gary and his team evaluate pitched from app developers who are competing for investment. Also, Gary Vaynerchuk launched The #AskGaryVee Show on YouTube in 2014 with his content-production team. Further, those questions are mostly are entrepreneurship, family, and business which are pre-screened by Gary’s team but remains unseen by himself until the show is taping.

Also, in 2015, Gary started a daily video-documentary series on YouTube that chronicles his life as a businessman. Moreover, Gary hosted a video blog called Wine Library TV on YouTube from 2006 to 2011. Upon reaching 1,000 episodes, Gary retired from the show and replaced it with a podcast.

Then in 2011, he launched a show, Wine & Web on Sirius XM satellite radio.

Gary Vaynerchuk Books

Keeping aside his most successful career, Gray is also an author. Gray signed a 10-book deal with HarperStudio on March 2009.

His very first book as Crush It!

Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion, which was published on October 13, 2009. Also, on March 8, 2011, he published his second book The Thank You Economy. Furthermore, his third book was Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

Then on March 8, 2016, he published is next book titled #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social, Media, and Self-Awareness. His recent book is Getting It: Your Social Media Guide: Learn how to build your personal brand along with author Alecu Vlad.

This book was published in March 2018.

Gary Vaynerchuk Net Worth

Gary's investment, Wine Library was a huge success, thanks to the e-commerce and pricing, the business grew from $3 million to $60 million in just a one year.

Furthermore, his other business with his brother, VaynerMedia added more chuck of fortune and success. By 2016, the company was employing 600 employees and grossed $100 in revenue. VaynerMedia was named one of the AdAge’s A-List agencies in 2015.

Also, his deal with HarperStudio is more than $1,000,000. Gary Vaynerchuk net worth is above $160 million. These are just the highlight of Gary’s money and worth. With all his investments, TV and YouTube shows, books, and various associations have added up very generously to today’s big fortune.

Gary Vaynerchuk Wife And Kids

Gary is a happily married man. He is married to Lizzie Vaynerchuk. Although details about their meeting and marriage are not available, the couple is very much blessed and happy with each other.

Furthermore, Gary and Lizzie have two kids together, a daughter and a son; their daughter, Misha Eva was born in 2009 and their second child, a son was born in 2012, whom they named as Xander Avi.

Social Media

Gary has over 3.9 million followers in his official Instagram page, while his Twitter has 1.71 million followers.

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