Robert Herjavec Biography

Published On Mar 12, 2018
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Date of Birth: 1963 , September-14
Birth Nation: Canada
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Robert Herjavec began his career as an assistant director and film producer. Back then, he was the youngest producer of an Olympic coverage. This was before he joined Logiquest, which led to his involvement in selling IBM and mainframe emulation boards. He was formerly rejected at Logiquest because he was under qualified.

Later, after he was fired from Logiquest, he started his own company from the basement of his home and named it BRAK Systems, a Canadian integrator of an internet security software company.

Robert gained huge success in the business and soon enough, television producers started calling him. he then became part of investment reality shows such as the CBC TV series Dragons' Den, and ABC's version of the series, Shark Tank, which showcases business ideas brought up by innovators and features Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, and Barbara Corcoran.

Robert has written various books about business, including, Driven: How to Succeed in Business and Life and The Will to Win: Leading, Competing and Succeeding.

Herjavec is a married man.Currently, he is married to his wife Kym Johnson. Robert and his former wife have two daughters, Caprice and Skye, and a son named Brendan. He was previously married to Diane Plese, whom he divorced. 

In 2014, Herjavec was announced as one of the contestants for the season 20 of the reality series Dancing with the Stars.

Herjavec has won three Gemini Awards as part of Dragon’s Den for Outstanding Reality Show in Canada. He has also presented awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Mr. Olympia contest.

Canadian television personality and businessman Robert Herjavec has earned` a huge amount of money from his professional career. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $200 million.

Robert is a big fan of fast cars. He owns a 1958 Porsche 356 and a 2011 convertible Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, a Bentley, two Lamborghinis (one of which is worth around $600,000) and a Ferrari. It was revealed in October 2017 that Robert Herjavec paid Shaun White, a popular, high-end real estate businessman, $6.7 million for his Hollywood Hills property. 

The 4,500-square-feet house's front faces the street and has been constructed using glass, concrete, and horizontal wood siding. The front door can be reached through a two-car garage and leads to a combo of kitchen/dining/living room on the floor below. This is not Herjavec's first property, however. He also owns a mansion in Bridle Path, Toronto.

 

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Born in Croatia

September 14 , 1963

Robbert Herjavec was born in Zbjeg, Croatia. He attended New College at the University of Toronto where he graduated with a double degree in political science and English.

Began work as assistant director

2000

Robert began his career as an assistant director and film producer and was given in honor of the youngest producers of Olympic coverage before joining Logiquest, selling IBM and mainframe emulation boards. He was formerly rejected at Logiquest because he was under qualified.

Founded BRAK Systems

1990

Later,  after he was fired from Logiquest, Robert founded his own company from the basement of his home, BRAK Systems, a Canadian integrator of Internet security software.

Married and divorce with Diane Plese

1990

 He was married to Diane Plese. They got separated and were divorced. He and his ex-wife have two daughters, Caprice and Skye, and a son named Brendan.

Married with Kym Johnson

2016

Robert Herjavec is a married man.He tied his wedding knot with his girlfriend Kym Johnson.She is a former dancer and she was also the partner of Robert in the series Dancing with the stars.

Received Gemini Awards

2015

Herjavec has won three Gemini Awards as part of Dragon’s Den for Outstanding Reality Show in Canada. He also presented awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the Mr. Olympia contest.

Total net worth

2018

As of 2018, Robert Herjavec's net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.His significant source of on earning is his business and reality TV acting career. He is also involved in producing movies.