Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the most successful businessmen to look up to in the entrepreneurial world. Best described as ‘the wine world superstar’, he is a renowned wine dealer who has many years of experience in the wine business under his belt.
A serial entrepreneur, Gary has dipped his toes into different oceans of interest. In addition to his wine business, he also banks as an author, internet personality, and public speaker.
Biography of Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary’s parents Tamara Vaynerchuk (mother) and Sasha Vaynerchuk (father) had him on November 14, 1975, as Gennady Vaynerchuk, in Babruysk, Soviet Union. The successful businessman is an American by nationality while his ethnicity is North American. He has a sister called Liz Vaynerchuk and a brother known as AJ Vaynerchuk.
The business mogul and members of his family migrated to the United States in 1978. Following their immigration, his family was able to find shelter in a studio apartment in Queens New York, from where they relocated to Edison, New Jersey.
He had his tertiary education at Mount Ida College in Newton, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1998. He switched over to his family’s retail wine business in the same year, growing it from its small-scale status to a larger scale.
After taking over the business, the serial entrepreneur renamed his father’s Springfield store from Shopper’s Discount Liquors to Wine Library and also launched wine sales online.
By the end of 2005, the store’s net worth rose from $3 million to $60 million – many thanks to Gary’s productive facelifts like email marketing, pricing, and e-commerce which he introduced through the years.
Impressed but uncomfortable with his small-scale success, Vaynerchuk proceeded to launch a daily webcast on wine known as Wine Library TV. Today, the store is one of the most successful wine centres in the world. Its worth keeps growing by leaps and bounds with each passing year.
His Family – Wife, Kids
Gary Vaynerchuk is an amazing husband to Lizzie Vaynerchuk and the best dad to the two kids he had together with Lizzie. The couple tied the knot on November 13, 2004, after a long-term relationship.
They share a daughter, Misha Eva Vaynerchuk (born 2009), and a son, Xander Avi Vaynerchuk (born 2012), together. The two have been having a smooth ride as husband and wife for more than a decade and there’s no sign they are leaving each other’s side.
Like his wife, Gary has never been in the centre of a cheating rumour rather he often showers praises on his wife who he describes as a major influence in his life and career.
With an estimated net worth of $160 million, it’s very safe to say that Gary Vaynerchuk boasts an impressive fortune. The successful businessman also has his writing business and other endeavours to thank for his meteoric rise to prominence.
As earlier mentioned, Gary is a writer and one of the world’s most sought-after speakers. A 4-time New York Times bestselling author, the wine dealer is an investor in internet companies like Uber, Medium, Venmo, Tumblr, PureWow, Twitter and many other tech firms. He also has a sneaker brand known as GaryVee sneakers. He launched the brand in collaboration with K-Swiss.
The good-looking American entrepreneur now has his personal podcast, The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience, which he recently launched. He is also the host of an online business and advice Question and Answer show known as AskGaryVee.
As an author, he has written the following books – “Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion” (published in October 2009), “Thank You Economy” (published in 2011), “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World” (released in 2013), and “AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness” (published in 2016).
Gary’s fortune supposedly all came from his multiple talents, passion for entrepreneurship, and diversified business interests.
The Belarusian American entrepreneur currently lives in his New York mansion with his wife and children. He also boasts a fleet of cars, including an Audi R8. However, photos of the businessman’s mansion and cars are not officially available for public scrutiny.
Gary Vaynerchuk stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches while his body weight is 67kg. The successful businessman’s body build is complemented by his dazzling brown eyes.