Vaynerchuk was born in the Babruysk, Belarus, and immigrated to the United States in 1978. Gary and eight family members lived in a studio-apartment in Queens, New York. After living in Queens, Vaynerchuk and his family moved to Edison, New Jersey where Vaynerchuk operated a lemonade-stand franchise and earned thousands of dollars on weekends trading baseball cards. At age of 14, he joined his family's retail-wine business. Vaynerchuk graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts in 1998.
After graduating from college in 1999 Vaynerchuk assumed day-to-day control of his father's Springfield, New Jersey store, Shopper's Discount Liquors. Gary renamed the store to Wine Library, launched sales online and in 2006 started Wine Library TV, a daily webcast covering wine.
Through a combination of e-commerce, email marketing, and pricing, Vaynerchuk grew the business from $3 million to $60 million a year by 2005.
In 2009, Gary, along with his brother AJ Vaynerchuk, founded VaynerMedia, a social media-focused digital agency. The company provides social media and strategy services to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez and PepsiCo. In 2015, VaynerMedia was named one of AdAge's A-List agencies. With 600 employees in 2016, VaynerMedia grossed $100 million in revenue. The company also partnered with Vimeo to connect brands and filmmakers for digital content.
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