Daymond John

Co-star of Shark Tank on ABC

Over the last 20 years, Daymond John has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding, business and motivational speakers in the country.

Fee range:  $75,000 for in-person keynote; $65,000 for fireside chat
Travels from: New York
Virtual: $35,000 virtual fireside chat; $50,000 virtual keynote

Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment and beyond. An industry leader, best-selling author and ground breaking entrepreneur, he has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker. A dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond John shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success. As Founder and CEO of the FUBU (“For Us, By Us”) clothing line, John took the company from concept to global fashion powerhouse, with annual retail sales in excess of $350 million. Introducing many of the tactics commonly used today, he pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture and music nearly 20 years ago. From his then-unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques, to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration and his expertise in pop culture, Daymond John remains a cutting edge business strategist.

A best-selling author, Daymond John entered the literary world with his first book “Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle” which tells the story of his awe inspiring journey and provides a roadmap for those who aspire to succeed in business and in life. Drawing on his innovative experiences in the fashion business, he followed up with “The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth to the Boardroom.” In his presentations, Daymond John teaches audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today. He shares winning tips for negotiation, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity and optimizing talent. Daymond’s pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students and entry-level employees, to small business owners and corporate CEOs. Each will walk away with invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional endeavors. As a motivational speaker, Daymond John’s quintessential rags-to-riches success story of sacrifice, hard work and perseverance, delivered in his unique and charismatic style, will inspire any audience. Much more than a business advisor, he shares his unique goal setting and achievement strategies, empowering audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success. “The Shark” Daymond John, will reveal how you, too, can live the American Dream.

Talking Points:

Shark Tank keeps winning!
Shark Tank is the #1 ranked program in the Friday 8pm hour for adults ages 18-49.
And the Critics’ Choice Real TV Award for “Best Business Show” goes to…Shark Tank in 2022! The show has won the award for excellence in reality show programming every year since the awards began in 2019.

Two New Emmy Nominations!
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
Shark Tank has dominated for the past 12 years with 22 total Emmy nominations and winning “Outstanding Structured Reality Program” four times.

Daymond John named Adweek’s Business Advice Creator of the Year in the 2022 Adweek Creator Visionary Awards which recognizes groundbreaking social media innovators and influencers.

Not only is Daymond blazing stages as a keynote speaker, he is an award winning host as well. Daymond’s annual Black Entrepreneurs Day wins two Webby Awards for excellence on the Internet. His inspiring interviews with celebrity entrepreneurs Kevin Hart, Tyra Banks, and Michael Strahan were taped before a live studio audience at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Speech Overview

Daymond John has inspired, entertained and motivated audiences around the world. “Edu-tainment” is how his keynotes have been described. No dry professorial lectures; instead, his presentations are essentially customized one man shows!

No cookie-cutter speeches. Each and every client is instead given our pre-event questionnaire (PEQ) so that Daymond is informed about their unique challenges and concerns.

Daymond John has been a phenomenally successful business person for over 25 years. Along his entrepreneurial journey, through his many successes as well as failures, he has learned a few things about getting the best out of business and life. The keys to success include learning how to establish the right mindset and following a few fundamental principles Daymond calls his “S.H.A.R.K Points.