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Daymond John, nicknamed "the people's shark", started with $40 in his pocket and an idea. He turned that into a multi-million dollar apparel company, FUBU. Today, he is a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker, the CEO of FUBU, creator of his marketing firm The Shark Group, and appears regularly as an investor on the highly acclaimed show "Shark Tank."

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