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Daymond John Explains His Crazy Ride to Success (Podcast) Listen in to "The People's Shark" as he details how he came up and how he keeps his businesses on track to get bigger and better every day.

By Dan Bova

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with Daymond John, who you all know, but I'll remind you of some of his many career highlights anyway:

In 1992, he started a fashion company called FUBU with just 40 bucks, according to the legend. Today, FUBU is worth slightly more -- $6 billion more, to be exact. He's also on a show that you might have heard of called Shark Tank. Ever seen it?

Daymond is a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, he was appointed a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and just to keep things interesting, is also a beekeeper. Yes, actual bees.

With all of those accolades, you'd think Daymond would be the kind of guy who shows to interviews with an army of assistants and publicists, but that's not the case. On the day we spoke, Daymond rolled over to the Entrepreneur offices solo. If I was worth hundreds of millions of dollars, I might demand someone ring the doorbell for me, but not Daymond. He came straight from the airport and ready to drop some knowledge. We sat down for a lively chat about his latest charitable endeavors, the juggernaut known as Shark Tank, starting and growing a company, and yes, how he relaxes by surrounding himself with bees.

Thanks for listening! Find more episodes of the How Success Happens podcast here.

Related: The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Dan Bova

Entrepreneur Staff

VP of Special Projects

Dan Bova is the VP of Special Projects at He previously worked at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Maxim, and Spy magazine. His latest books for kids include This Day in History, Car and Driver's Trivia ZoneRoad & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars, The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff, and Wendell the Werewolf

Read his humor column This Should Be Fun if you want to feel better about yourself.

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