Gary Vaynerchuk born in 1975, Russian by birth and immigrated to the United States of America in 1978.
He is known as a social media entrepreneur pioneer and is CEO of VaynerMedia. His claim to fame was taking to e-commerce with his father’s liquor shop creating Wine Library, an online website in 2006. Wine Library grew in popularity with sales because Vaynerchuk utilised what was available to him such as Google Adwords, Twitter and any new social media channel at that time. His website states that wine library grew from $4mm to $60mm in five years.
Now Gary is known as a public speaker, video blogger, author and social media guru. He learnt his sales trade as a child from plucking flowers of neighbours yards and selling them back to the neighbours along with his charm. He is different from the tie wearing CEO because he speaks his mind and calls it as it is, yes that means he’ll cuss his way in conversation to make his point of social media entrepreneurship to any unbelievers in the room.
Net worth: $160m