Robert Herjavec is one of the best-known venture capitalists in the world, a businessman and a television personality. Robert the founder of The Herjavec Group which is a technology group gained worldwide recognition after he became a judge with ABC Shark Tank and Canadian CBC Dragons Den.
He has built his net worth fortune from venturing into internet security and today in other investments in shark Tank. Let’s get to know how Robert Herjavec built his wealth as he is a true rag to riches example. Keep reading to know more about Robert Herjavec’s net worth in 2018.
Robert Herjavec Early Life
Robert Herjavec hails from Croatia and was born in 1962. Due to his father speaking out against the regime back them he was forced to move out after being thrown in jail for 22 years. The family came to Toronto where they had only $20 in their pockets. They settled in a friend’s basement house and the father secured a job paying him around $76 on weekly basis.
He went to the University of Toronto where he graduated from New College with a degree in political science and English literature. After graduation he took some jobs such as a collection agent, newspaper delivery man and also working as a waiter.
Today Herjavec has married Kym Johnson whom they were engaged on February 2016 and married same year July and they live Los Angeles. However, before Kym Johnson came into the picture Herjavec had married Diane Plese from 1990 but divorced in 2014 and together they had two daughters. And one son.
Robert Herjavec Career, Awards & Achievement
Herjavec career kicked off in various production roles and he became an assistant director and also a field producer covering XIV winter Olympic Games in Bosnia.
After moving out from Global TV as a field producer he sought work with Logiquest but he was underqualified so he offered to work for them for free over a period of six months which forced him to wait tables to support his monthly expenses. He finally secured a job with them where he became a general manager of Logiquest till 1990. He was fired in 1990 and that’s when he founded BRAK Systems which was an integrator of internet security software. After 10 years he sold the company to AT&T for $30 million.
In 2003 he founded Herjavec Group which currently is the CEO. Herjavec Group is the largest IT security provider in Canada and one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Today the company has made over half a billion dollars in sales.
Currently Robert Herjavec is a judge on ABC show “Shark Tank” and a Canadian version of it on CBC “Dragon’s Den”.
Awards & Achievements
Herjavec has received numerous awards related to his achievements in business and entrepreneurial. Some of the awards are 2012 Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Technology, GTA Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Canada, among other awards.
Net Worth of Robert Herjavec
Robert Herjavec net worth amounts to $200 million. Herjavec has made his money through selling his company to AT&T for $30 million in year 2000s. However, Robert Herjavec net worth has grown tremendously since then through his Herjavec Group which has been able to make sales of over $500 million as of today. Another net worth booster of his was the sale of RAMP Network to Nokia Corporation for a cool $225 million. Don’t forget Robert Herjavec earnings also come from his participation in Shark Tank where an episode earns him around $30,000 that earning him an annual salary of $1 million and of course he has invested in some of these projects where he earns some cash too.
Robert Herjavec net worth of $200 million is an example of rags to riches and he should serve as a good example to those who might be thinking of giving up, because that’s not the way. Try harder and be smart you might be the next Robert Herjavec.