Daniel Lubetzky is a Mexican-American businessman, philanthropist, author, and the creator and executive chairman of Kind LLC, a snack company.
Lubetzky was born in Mexico City and reared there. He traveled to the United States with his family as a teenager to study abroad. Lubetzky is Emmanuel Lubezki's cousin, an Oscar-winning cinematographer. International Bonded Warehouses and United Export Trading Association were both owned by his father.
Lubetzky received a Haas Koshland Fellowship in 1993 to research ways to encourage Arab-Israeli collaborative enterprises through legislation. He founded KIND Snacks in 2003 after becoming dissatisfied with harmful or unappealing snack options. Since then, KIND has risen to become the fastest-growing snack company in the United States. Lubetzky is the author of Do the KIND Thing, a New York Times bestseller.
Billionaire Daniel Lubetzky On Shark Tank.
Now, Daniel will join Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O'Leary on ABC's Shark Tank for his second season as a recurrent Shark, where he will entertain deals with outstanding entrepreneurs from throughout the country.
Daniel is on the lookout for socially driven businesses, out-of-the-box ideas, and creative food and CPG firms led by great entrepreneurs creating one-of-a-kind products, as part of his passion for assisting fellow founders in turning their ideals into flourishing brands.
With transactions like his million-dollar investment in Yellow Leaf, a brand of hammocks that provides life-changing work for women weavers in Thailand, Daniel surprised Shark Tank season 11 fans. It's time for a new season of incredible entrepreneurship, fun, and surprises.
Daniel Lubetzky's Net Worth
Because of the success of KIND, Daniel Lubetzky has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion.
KIND was launched in 2004 with the value statement of being "KIND to your body, your taste senses, and your world," and it is the fastest-growing energy bar brand, according to CBS News. No one could have predicted that KIND would become the multibillion-dollar brand it is today when he launched it.
According to CBS, Daniel said, “I had a gut feeling that this product was magical and delicious. But I didn't think that it would be what it became. I would walk up and down the streets of New York and go store by store, and try to show our products and try to convince people that this was going to be a great product.”
Through his years of study and grit, Steve turned KIND into the Shark-worthy company it is today. This led to many more chances, and he founded several businesses that combine a purpose of peace or betterment with a monetary motive.
KIND was recently purchased by Mars for $5 billion, and while Daniel is keeping his investment in the firm, he now has more time to work on his other initiatives. Daniel has donated millions to promote public health and peace activities in the Middle East, thanks to his billion-dollar fortune.
Daniel Lubetzky's wife, children & family
Daniel Lubetzky married Michelle Lieberman in 2008, and the two are raising four children in Texas. Daniel is not only a family man, but he is also one of his family's most famous members! Emmanuel Lubezki, his cousin, is the only cinematographer to have won three Oscars in a row for Gravity, Birdman, and The Revenant.