Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is a CEO, angel investor, and influencer.

Gary Vaynerchuk (November 14, 1975) is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality. 

Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media as the chairman of New York-based communications company, VaynerX, and as CEO of VaynerX subsidiary, VaynerMedia. Gary’s net worth is estimated at $160 million.


Born in the former Soviet Union in what is now Belarus, Vaynerchuk was one of the internet’s earliest adopters of social media to build a following that’s now both highly lucrative and influential. In the 1990s, he took his family’s wine business online, then launched a daily webcast in 2006 and a digital agency — co-founded with his brother — in 2009. 

Today, he’s an investor (including on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter) as well as hosting a YouTube docu-series and a podcast.

Outside of being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies, Gary is a highly sought-after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber. 

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, as well as the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 50 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook. 

Gary also appeared as a judge in Apple’s first original series “Planet of the Apps” alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also houses The Gallery, a new publishing company that started after acquiring the leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports and the restaurant reservations app Resy.


In a recent video interview, Gary explained that:

“The vision of VaynerMedia is to help clients…help them sell stuff, communicate at the best possible price, in the best possible channels, to reach the biggest possible audience, to create that business result. 

More importantly, let's treat each other tremendously well, and have a real community here. Because continuity is what I’m going for. Because continuity builds speed.”

Recognition and Awards
In 2015, Vaynerchuk was named to Crain's New York Business 40 Under 40. In 2017, Vaynerchuk was listed as one of Forbes' Top Social Influencers.

Gary Vaynerchuk
New York City, United States
CEO, Angel Investor, Influencer
Known for
Entrepreneurship, social media, angel investing
Bachelor's degree in management science from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts
Social Media
Thu Feb 22 2024

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