Russian entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality, Gary Vaynerchuk has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2012. Born in Babruysk, Russia on November 14, 1975. He is frequently hailed as “the wine world’s new superstar”, and “the first wine guru of the YouTube era”. His career as a businessman started when he joined his father’s wine store and helped grow it into a retail liquor store under the moniker of Wine Library following his graduation from Newton-based Mount Ida College in 1998. In 2006, he commenced his video blog Wine Library TV, a daily internet webcast that primarily focuses on wine affairs. In 2009, he became one of the co-creators of social media brand consulting agency VaynerMedia which he currently serves as the chief executive director. He is also a co-owner and co-director of operations of a wine retail store. He was an author to the 2009 Crush It, the 2011 The Thank You Economy, and the 2013 Jab, Jab, Jab, Right-Hook. In 2003, he was the youngest recipient to obtain the “Market Watch Leader” award from Market Watch magazine. He also received the Best Wine Podcast or Videoblog of American Wine Blog Awards in 2007.