Gary V – Social Media Entrepreneur

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk was born in Belarus and moved to the United States with his parents in 1978. He grew up in Edison, New Jersey and attended college in Massachusetts, at Mount Ida. After college, he moved back home to work at his family’s liquor store, which was called Shoppers Discount Liquors. Reportedly, his father allotted him a small budget and granted him the ability to do whatever we wanted, as long as it would benefit the business. Gary did just that, and in a few short years, grew the family business’s profit to over forty million dollars. Utilizing newly on the market internet technology, as well as applying newly learned marketing and sales techniques, Gary grew a small business into a large and extremely successful high performing one.

Gary Vanderchuk, or Gary Vee as he is known to his public, is outgoing, charming and savvy, and is an opinionated and authentic member of the social media set. Unlike other social media darlings who consider tweeting to be their only form of work or responsibility, Gary has an amazing work ethic and sense of commitment to his brand, which comes as a surprise in the world of social media and life-hack culture. From what it looks like, Gary Vee is the real deal.

Initially known for his video blog called, Wine Library TV, Vaynerchuk also founded a social media consulting firm called VaynerMedia, a brand was driven, an innovative creative firm which has achieved a very high level of success in the past few years. In addition to that, he is the author of best-selling non-fiction business related books. He routinely brings in routine six figures for his speaking gigs and, at this point, has well over one million Twitter follower, many of whom have reported that he is extremely attentive and responsive to every day, where he shares stories, experiences, laughs and an unending stream of inspirational ideas, tips and strategies to those who choose to reach out to him on social media. It pays to be constantly approachable and confident, as well as candid, empathetic and always helpful, and Gary Venderchuk is living proof.

At this point in his career, Vaynerchuk is sometimes referred to as the “king of social media” due to his overwhelming following on the internet. He has been featured on numerous talk shows and news programs such as Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, CNN and FOX news. Considered to be the “guru of the YouTube era”, Gary Vaynerchuk reportedly has a net worth of over ten million dollars. Not bad for an aspiring young man just back from his college years whose dad asked for a little bit of help with the family business.

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