Justin Hakuta is a Filipino – Japanese entrepreneur who currently serves as the Vice President of a multimillion tech company called GoodRx. He has also worked as a Sales & Marketing Associate, Research Analyst, and Product Manager. He is the husband of a stand-up comedian, Ali Wong.
Justin Hakuta was born on 18th October 1982, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. He is the son of father Ken Hakuta, also known as “Dr. Fad” and mother, Marilou Cantiller. He is of American nationality and belongs to Filipino and Japanese ancestry.
As per Justin Hakuta’s education, he studied at Harvard Business School. Later, he attended Carnegie Mellon University and Sidwell Friends School. Justin has received the Fulbright scholarship during his studies.
Justin’s father, Ken father is a TV personality as well as an inventor since the 80s. He was the host of the kid’s show called ‘The Dr. Fad Show’ in the 80s. The show was a big hit. It benefited some kids around from the knowledge he passed on. However, there is no information about his mother profession.
The 37 years’ Justin Hakuta’s parents who married in 1977 have three kids together; Justin, Kenzo, and Aki. He spent most of his childhood days along with his siblings in a beautiful Victorian home near Washington National Cathedral.
The perfect combination of height, weight and body size have made him look very dashing personality. He uses the 8 (US) size shoe. However, we are unable to find his dress and bicep size.
Talking about Justin Hakuta’s personal life, he is a married man and has two children. He is married to Ali Wong, a rising comedian in 2014. The couple met each other for the very first time at a wedding of their mutual friend in 2010. No doubt, it was love at first sight for the couple!
Ali recalled her thought about meeting Hakuta for the first time,
“So I was, like, ‘All right, Ali, you gotta make this dude believe that your body is a secret garden. When really it’s a public park that has hosted many reggae fests and has even accidentally let… (Wong mentally counted) two homeless people inside. I thought they were hipsters.”
She invited her future husband to her show before they became a couple. Hakuta was mesmerized by the stand-up performance of Ali Wong at the time. After a few time of the first meeting, the couple started dating each other. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on November 27, 2014, in the presence of limited guests and close friends.
Despite having a different career and concept, they are a good understanding and dedication between the couple. Wong said,
“Marriage is a priority over the material. I can always make new jokes, but I can’t marry another man. I don’t want to.”
All in all the marital life of Justin Hakuta is going well with her comedian wife and two daughters. The family life of four is going on an incredible pace. Hakuta is currently residing in Los Angeles with his wife, Wong, and children.
Justin and Ali are the parents of two daughters. The couple shared the first daughter, Mari Hakuta born in November 2015; named after his idol, Mari Kondo, the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
They welcomed their second baby girl in December 2017. However, the name of the new baby girl is yet to be revealed.
Justin Hakuta came to limelight after the marriage with great TV personality Ali Wong. His wife, Ali started stand-up comedy after graduation in 2005. Later on, Ali moved to New York City to take her comedy career ahead.
Variety named her one of the ’10 Comics to Watch’ after she appeared and performed on The Tonight Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and Comedy Underground Show in 2011.
YouTube: Ali Wong Comedy
She’s also famous for her appearance in Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, Black Box, and American Housewife.
The business icon, Justin Hakuta has an estimated net value of about $1.2 million and he has also shared a whopping net worth of $2.5 million. So the combined net worth of the couple is $3.7 million. He amassed massive fortune out of the favorite 80s toy ‘the Wacky Wall Walker.’
As we all know that Justin’s father Ken is popular as the most significant marketing masterminds of his time. He worked as an export businessman in the Asian markets and had an estimated $20 million net worth.
Justin Hakuta has followed the footsteps of his father. After completing graduation, Justin Hakuta worked in many sectors. Currently, he is the vice president of product at GoodRx. Additionally, he is the founder of YogaStart, an online resource for yoga and wellness services. His attempt at being healthy and fit led him to work in various health-related fields.
Also, he wrote many health-related articles for the Huffington Post.
Besides firms like The Human Trafficking Project and All Day Buffet, he also dedicated himself in Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability style organizations like Patagonia, Honest Tea and Seventh Generation.
Justin has been successful in most of his business ventures, as his wife has always been by his side supporting him in every step.
The business personality, Justin Hakuta is an active user of Instagram and Twitter. As of March 2019, he has 1803 followers on his Instagram and 715 followers on his Twitter.