Robert Herjavec is a famous Canadian celebrity businessman, founder, author, television personality, and investor.
He is the founder of one of the largest information technology and computer security companies, The Herjavec Group. He founded the group in 2003.
After graduating from New College at the University of Toronto in 1984, Robert took every possible job to support his family. Before making a standard move, he took numerous minimum wage jobs like waiting tables, retail salesman, newspaper delivery boy, and debt collection.
The now 57 years old investor even, on the first hand, tried his luck on the entertainment profession. He made his early career move on movies in the mid-1980s working as third assistant director for films like The Return of Billy Jack and Cain and Abel. He even served as the field producer for the 1984 Winter Olympics.
While working for numerous productions, he applied for Logiquest selling IBM mainframe emulation boards. Even though he did not qualify for the position, he offered the company to select him, for which he will work for six months for free.
He made business movies after he got a chance to work in the position of General Manager of the company. However, Logiquest fired him in 1990, eventually founding BRAK Systems.
Three years later, he founded The Herjavec Group, and soon, his company became Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies.
The founder of The Herjavec Group, who fought tooth and nail, is now definitely earning a huge amount of money from his successful business ventures.
Robert Herjavec’s net worth was $200 million in June 2016. His main source of income is his company, The Herjavec Group. In the same year of founding, the company made $400 thousand in sales and $200 million in annual revenue.
Robert found BRAK Systems and sold it to AT&T Canada for $30.2 million in March 2000.
In addition, he has also appeared in television shows like Dragons' Den and Dragons' Den. As an investor, Robert made more than 57 deals across 100+ episodes of Shark Tank. According to Sharkalytics, he made a grand total of $16.6 million from the show, $291 thousand per deal.
In fact, his most sucessful deal from the show is the $100,000 for a 10% stake in sweater company Tipsy Elves.
Herjavec also earns a considerable amount of money from his books. He has published three books till the date, out of which two made to the list of Top 10 Best Sellers. His books are:
|Name of the Book||Published Date||Price in Amazon|
|Driven: How To Succeed In Business And In Life||27th September 2011||$18.67 paperback|
|The Will To Win||April 2017||$18.99 paperback|
|You Don’t Have To Be A Shark: Creating Your Own Success||30th May 2017||$17.99 paperback|
Taking about his expenses, from his divorce with his first wife, Diane, he had to pay $25 million.
Back in August 2019, Robert kept his Hollywood Hills for sale for the worth of $6.495 million. The mansion spreads to 4,500 square feet and consists of 5 bedrooms and six bathrooms. He initially listed the home in June 2019 for $7 million, making a loss of $205 thousand.
The main features of the house are the private deck, master bedrooms, pool and spa, grassy lawn, walls of glass, open floor plan, ample spaces for dining and lounging, and others.
Robert was born on 14th September 1962 in Varazdin, Croatia, and grew up in Zbjeg. He was eight years old when his parents Vladimir Herjavec and Katica Herjavec left the country to settle in Toronto, Canada.
He studied at New College at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in English literature and political science.
Regarding Robert’s relationships, he has been married twice. He was first married to Diane Plese. They tied the knot in 1990 and separated in Jul 2014 divorcing in early 2016. The pair has three children, daughter Caprice, daughter Skye, and son Brendan.
A year after separation, Robert confirmed his relationship with Kym Herjavec. They got engaged on 27th February 2016 and later exchanged vows in the same year on 31st July in Los Angeles, California.
The duo welcomed twins, a baby boy Hudson Robert Herjavec and girl Haven Mae Herjavec on 23rd April 2018.
Robert was dragged into controversies, when, his former girlfriend, Danielle Vasinova, accused him of rape. Later, the case was dismissed in mid-2018, and Danielle apologized to him and his entire family.