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Who is... Gary Vaynerchuk?

by Ella, on 1 December, 2017

Gary Vaynerchuk is a self-starter, and social media master. Gary is a prestigious keynote speaker and podcast host, as well as the author of a multitude of bestselling books on entrepreneurship and social media marketing, such as his most recent: Crushing It!

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Why we love him

Gary has been called the king of social media marketing, and it has taken years of chasing coin to earn such a moniker. Gary is a savvy business man who realised early on how fundamental social media and digital marketing are to creating a profitable business model.


    • Graduated with a bachelor degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts
    • Set up after college and saw the business grow from $3 million to $60 million a year
    • Built VaynerMedia and VaynerX, becoming CEO and Chairman respectively
    • VaynerX have gone on to launch marketing data aggregation and reporting platform, Tracer 
    • Five-time New York Times bestselling author as well as frequent public speaker, creator of online documentary, DailyVee, and the top 100 global podcast, The GaryVee Audio Experience

Fun facts

  • Gary is a big fan of football. In fact, after launching Wine Library TV he could be seen spitting wine from his tastings into a New York Jets bucket. He even sees buying the team as one of his ultimate goals
  • Gary enjoys a good selfie. In fact, while being introduced as a judge at the 88th Miss America Pageant he cheekily pulled out his phone and imitated taking a pic!

Where to find out more

    •, his own website which holds informative resources such as his blog and podcast
      Don’t forget to read his bestselling books:
      • Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion
      • The Thank You Economy
      • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
      • AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media and Self-Awareness
      • Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build and Influence- and How You Can, Too
      • Catch Tracer's session on 'Measurability That Matters' at #MarTechFest Dial Up Series 2 (the internet edition of your fave anti-conference)

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