AJ Vaynerchuk was born to Sasha and Tamara Vaynerchuk. Not specific birth date or birth place is available. He is one of the couple’s three children, the others are his older brother and fellow entrepreneur Gary; and his sister, Liz. After finishing his elementary and secondary schooling, he went to study at Boston University from 2005 to 2009.
AJ Vaynerchuk Bio: Age, Early Life
Not much is known about his childhood or early youth, save that he was born in family of businessmen and felt his calling was for this same career. He was close to his older brother, Gary, and both aimed at becoming entrepreneurs in the future. They used to play to get into different financial and commercial businesses together.
AJ has suffered from Crohn’s Disease since his late teens and has always struggled to maintain a balance between his personal life and his disease without letting the latter to interfere in his daily schedule or his development as businessman.
AJ Vaynerchuk Career And Education Details
AJ Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the high-profile athlete representation firm VaynerSports in 2016.
Like it was said above, he was born into a family of businessmen and showed interest in the career since a very young age. Together with his brother Gary, they would sell toys to the other kids in the neighborhood during their pre-teen days.
Meanwhile, in his college days, AJ designed websites by himself for sales amongst his fellow students and other clients.
After graduating from Boston University, he and his older brother Gary worked together to launch their first official business: VaynerMedia, a social-first digital agency based in New York City in 2009. The two of them continued to apply their efforts combined in order to expand the agency. Pretty soon they saw the fruits of their work as they were able to open offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. AJ functioned as the COO and supervised the company’s operations and expansion.
In 2013, AJ also co-founded GrapeStory, a mobile-first marketing agency and production house. In this company, he managed certain aspects of finances, business model and growth. He became a partner in VaynerRSE the following year, an investment fund focusing on consumer technology, meant to act as a business incubator in addition to traditional angle investing.
Despite the quick and smooth rise of his career and his apparent success in the professional field, AJ wasn’t doing so well in the health aspect. His Crohn’s Disease started to take the best of him and soon he had to step down and leave VaynerMedia in May 2016 as it was getting increasingly difficult to maintain a balance between his career and his illness. For the same motives, he saw himself forced to leave GrapeStory at around the same time.
Despite it all, in June of that same year, he co-founded VaynerSports, a full-service athlete representation firm that provides players a variety of services related to their professional career. Some of the company’s most known clients are famed athletes such as Jalen Reeves Maybin, Braxton Miller and Jon Toth.
AJ Vaynerchuk Marriage Details
According to the reports, AJ is married to a lady named Ali, but there is no further information or reliable sources regarding his wife, children or marriage life.
AJ Vaynerchuk Net Worth
By the time it was last valued in 2017, he owned a net worth of $2 million. His main source of income is his company VaynerMedia, co-founded along his older brother Gary. As well, it’s fair to assume a share of his income also comes from his other co-founded companies GrapeStory and the well-known VaynerSports. On the other hand, due to his health complications, he was obliged to put aside his professional career along with stepping down from his positions in each of the companies.
It remains unknown how this has affected his income source or his overall net worth.