Badassery Magazine January 2018 Issue 20 - Page 45

Gary Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMe- dia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations. Gary appears with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Will.i.am on Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” out now! (Click Here to Learn More!) Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine sites, WineLibrary helping his father grow the family business from 4 to 60MM in sales. Gary is also one of the most sought after public speakers alive today. He is a venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times bestselling author, and an early investor in compa- nies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. Gary has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists. Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world. He is also the host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show online. Gary recently launched his podcast, The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience. Gary’s signature sneakers, The GaryVee 001 & 002 release on November 14th! His forthcoming book “Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too” is available for pre-order and releases to the public on 1/30/18. 44