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Daymond John

CEO and Founder, FUBU; Co-host, "Shark Tank"

John_Daymond_croppedDaymond John is CEO and founder of the urban apparel brand, FUBU (“For Us By Us”). He is also co-host of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, “Shark Tank.” As one of the “sharks,” John and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product. Investing his own money, John partners with the entrepreneurs on the show to help turn their dreams into a reality.

Known for his savvy entrepreneurial expertise, John is the author of “Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle,” and The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth to the Boardroom.” A third book, “The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage,” will be released in 2016. In it, John shares his advice for entrepreneurs on how to think more creatively and efficiently, market ideas and connect with customers.