Entrepreneur and investor who founded FUBU and starred on the TV reality show Shark Tank on ABC. With the idea for a clothing company in mind, he was taught by his mother how to sew.
He learned to juggle a full-time job while in high school, instilling in him a strong work ethic. He started a commuter van service after graduating.
He worked as a motivational speaker to help inspire potential entrepreneurs. While getting FUBU off the ground, he waited tables at Red Lobster.
He had seven siblings growing up and was raised by a single mother in the Queens neighborhood of Hollis.
He persuaded LL Cool J to wear a FUBU T-shirt, gaining publicity for the brand.