Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the most successful businessmen you can look up to in the world of entrepreneurship. He can best be described as “the superstar of the wine world” and is a renowned wine merchant with years of experience in the wine business.
As a serial entrepreneur, Gary has dipped his toes into various oceans of interest. In addition to his wine business, he is also an author, internet personality, and public speaker.
Biography of Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary’s parents Tamara Vaynerchuk (mother) and Sasha Vaynerchuk (father) gave birth to him as Gennady Vaynerchuk on November 14, 1975, in Babruisk, Soviet Union. The successful businessman is American by nationality, while his ethnicity is North American. He has a sister named Liz Vaynerchuk and a brother known as AJ Vaynerchuk.
The business mogul and members of his family emigrated to the United States in 1978. After their immigration, his family found shelter in a studio apartment in Queens, New York, from where they moved to Edison, New Jersey.
He graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998. That same year, he joined his family’s wine retail business and expanded it from a small store to a larger one.
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 online wine sales.
By the end of 2005, the net worth of the business had grown from $3 million to $60 million, largely thanks to Gary’s productive facelifts such as email marketing, pricing, and e-commerce, which he introduced over the years.
Impressed but dissatisfied with his small-scale success, Vaynerchuk launched a daily webcast about wine known as Wine Library TV. Today the business is one of the most successful wine centers in the world. Its value is growing by leaps and bounds from year to year.
His Family – Wife, Kids
Gary Vaynerchuk is an amazing husband for Lizzie Vaynerchuk and the best father for the two children he had with Lizzie. The couple entered into a marriage on November 13, 2004, after a long relationship.
They have a daughter, Mischa Eva Vaynerchuk (born 2009), and a son, Xander Avi Vaynerchuk (born 2012), together. For more than a decade, the two have had a quiet journey as husband and wife, and there is no sign of them leaving each other’s side.
Like his wife, Gary has never been at the center of a rumor that he is cheating on her, rather he often praises his wife, whom he describes as a major influence on his life and career.
Gary Vaynerchuk Net Worth
With an estimated net worth of $160 million, it is safe to say that Gary Vaynerchuk has an impressive fortune. The successful businessman owes his meteoric rise to prominence to his writing business and other efforts.
As mentioned above, Gary Vaynerchuk is a writer and one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. A four-time bestselling author of the New York Times, the wine merchant is an investor in Internet companies such as Uber, Medium, Venmo, Tumblr, PureWow, Twitter, and many other technology companies. He also has a brand of sneakers known as GaryVee sneakers. He launched the brand in collaboration with K-Swiss.
The handsome American entrepreneur now has his personal podcast The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience, which he recently launched. He is also the host of an online question and answer show for business and consulting 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 October 2009), “Thank You Economy” (published 2011), “Jab, Jab, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World” (published 2013) and “AskGaryVee”: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness” (published 2016).
Gary’s wealth is said to be based on his diverse talents, his passion for entrepreneurship, and his broad business interests.
The Belarusian-American entrepreneur currently lives with his wife and children in his New York villa. He also has a fleet of cars, including an Audi R8. However, photos of the villa and the businessman’s cars are not officially available for public inspection.
Gary Vaynerchuk stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches, while his body weight is 67 kg. The physique of the successful businessman is complemented by his dazzling brown eyes.