Gary Vaynerchuk net worth: Gary V is an entrepreneur with a net worth near $160 million.
You already know his story: immigrant; great parents; sold wine; got online, sold more; studied social media; hustled; wrote books; gave talks; co-founded VaynerMedia with bro; out-works everyone; invests in tech; will buy Jets one day.
In a recent interview with Grant Cardone, Gary said he’ll make $17 million this year. The majority of that seems to come from two sources: 1) public speaking fees, which, for keynotes, could easily command six figures per; and 2) income from his digital agency, VaynerMedia, which is:
“A full-service global agency, built for the now. Day in, day out, we propel some of the biggest brands in the world to the intersection of attention and culture. And we bring heart to that hustle, because empathy is our m.o.”
VaynerMedia works mostly with Fortune 500 companies, has around 600 employees, and grossed $100 million in 2016.
Gary Vaynerchuk net worth lessons
The long game
Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Gary Vee) is unique in that he resists the temptation to monetize his massive online following, outside of book sales and speaking gigs. He refuses to “go guru.” That’s commendable. Hell, it’s borderline crazy. He could easily hawk information products and add tens of millions of dollars to his already impressive net worth – but he doesn’t. Gary V plays the long game.
Keeping it real
Say what you want about Gary Vaynerchuk, but the man tells it like it is. No sugarcoating, no political correctness, no filter. Gary gon’ Gary. When he’s on stage, f-bombs gon’ fly. If you’re not fit to be an entrepreneur, he’ll say so. If you’re being lazy, he’ll call you on it. Rumor has it: he once reached in his pocket to loan a friend a f*ck, but was fresh out.
While everyone else on the internet is promoting push-button this and simple five step system that… Mr. Vay-ner-chuk is preaching good old-fashioned hard work. Gary’s formula is about as straightforward as it gets: show up, shuddup, and do what needs done. Choose legacy over leverage. Spend less time looking for shortcuts and shiny software and more time serving. And actually give a damn. Be a human first and a CEO second. P.S. – What’s the ROI of your mom?
If you #AskGaryVee, “How rich are you?” I bet he’d say very. But more remarkable than his net worth is the way he built it. He didn’t sell out and you gotta respect that.