Daymond Garfield John (born February 23, 1969) is an American entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.
Entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Daymond John has come a long way from his $40 budget by growing FUBU into a six billion dollar brand. The Founder of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship and Co-star of ABC's Shark Tank, is a celebrated pioneer in the fashion industry, best-selling author, branding guru and highly sought after motivational speaker.
John's track record as an award-winning entrepreneur includes receiving over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In May 2015, the White House appointed John, Global Ambassador of Entrepreneurship as part of the PAGE Program. His signature initiative will be to work with underserved entrepreneurs and emerging digital influencers to help them build customer bases and brands.
John has also been tapped to work with President Obama on his My Brother's Keeper program, which will help create access and opportunity for underserved men of color via mentorship and education.