Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

American entrepreneur, co-owner and manager of the Wine Library wine supermarket
Date of Birth: 14.11.1975
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Gary Vaynerchuk
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Success with Wine Library
  4. Wine Library TV
  5. Author and Best-Selling Book

Biography of Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is an American entrepreneur, co-owner, and manager of the wine supermarket "Wine Library" in Springfield, New Jersey. He is best known as the host of the video blog "Wine Library TV." Vaynerchuk is also the author of the best-selling books "101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World" (2008) and "Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion" (2009). The Russian translation of "Crush It!" is expected to be released in the fall of 2010.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Early Life and Career

Gary Vaynerchuk was born in Bobruisk, Belarus, in November 1975. At the age of three, he immigrated to the United States with his parents. He attended Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. In the mid-1990s, Vaynerchuk began working for his father at a liquor store in Springfield, New Jersey, called Shopper's Discount Liquors. As the manager, Vaynerchuk transformed the store into a specialized supermarket for wine and spirits, renaming it Wine Library. In 1997, he launched the Wine Library website.

Success with Wine Library

Through various sales promotion efforts, the annual revenue of Wine Library from wine trading increased from 4 million dollars in 1997 to 60 million dollars in 2008.

Wine Library TV

Since February 2006, Vaynerchuk has hosted a daily internet video blog called Wine Library TV. During the show, Vaynerchuk tastefully compares and reviews different brands and types of wine while providing engaging commentary on their taste. By early September 2010, Wine Library TV had aired over 900 episodes, reaching a worldwide audience of approximately 90,000 people.

Author and Best-Selling Book

In March 2009, Vaynerchuk signed a contract with HarperStudio to publish 10 books. His book "Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion" was released in October 2009. Within the first few weeks of its release, the book reached the top spot on the Amazon Best Seller List for Web Marketing Books. It also ranked second on The New York Times' best-seller list and seventh on The Wall Street Journal's list.