Jesse Itzler is not only a leading entrepreneur but is also known the world over for being a successful author and rapper. Not only has he been part of super successful business ventures, he has founded the ‘100 Mile Group’ and also owns an NBA basketball team. To know more about Jesse Itzler’s net worth in 2018, keep reading this article.
Jesse Itzler was born to a Jewish couple in 1968 on the 22nd of August. His father, Daniel Itzler was of an innovative bent of mind, always trying to invent something new, while his mother, Elese Itzler presided over the Roslyn Board of Education as its president. He was born and brought up in Roslyn, New York. Jesse Itzler studied Justice, Law, and Society and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University in the year, 1990. It is since then that he has an interest in music and even went on to pursue his passion after graduating.
Jesse Itzler got married to his wife, Sara Blakely, an entrepreneur herself, in 2008. The couple has four children together. Jesse is also known to have an interest in athletics. He participated and completed the USA National Ultra Marathon championship held in Texas. He not only completed it, but he also ran this 100-mile marathon in less than twenty-four hours.
Jesse Itzler’s career began with music. Directly after graduating from college, he signed a contract with Delicious Vinyl. His job description under this contract was that of a ‘songwriter/artist.’ And his first album to release was “Thirty Footer in Your Face” (1991). The album was released under the stage name of Jassey Jaymes. He also co-wrote songs with different artists. In 1992, Jesse Itzler released his first single, “Shake it Like a White Girl.” The song became a big success on the billboards. Soon afterward, Jesse Itzler moved to write songs for different brands, like the NBA team, “New York Knicks.” His campaign songs got pretty popular at that time.
Jesse Itzler’s entrepreneurial career began in 1996 when he co-founded a company called “Alphabet City Sports Records.” However, the company got sold to SFX in 1998. Later in 2001, Jesse Itzler co-founded “Marquis Jet,” which went on to become a huge success, as one of the world’s leading private jet companies that provide the jet card facility. This company was bought by Berkshire Hathaway in 2009. Jesse Itzler also jointly owns the NBA team, “Atlanta Hawks” since 2015. He is part of a group with his wife, Sarah Blakely, Tony Ressler, Steven Price, Rick Schnall and Grant Hill. This group bought the team from Bruce Levenson at the price of $850 million.
Awards and Achievements
Jesse Itzler a.k.a Jesse Jaymes had won the Emmy award for the song, “I Love This Game.” He also has several other successes in his musical career. For instance, his first single reached the 74th spot on the Billboards top 100s. Moreover, his book, “Living With a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet” became a New York Times Best Seller, and it also got the top spot on the LA Times book list.
Net Worth of Jesse Itzler
Jesse Itzler’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million, a fortune that he has amassed with his many talents and sound business mind.
Jesse Itzler has had a multifaceted personality and one of the most vibrant and inspiring career graph. While he tried his hands on different fields and took risks with unconventional business ideas, his plans ultimately worked out, which is why he is where he is.