A mentor and capital are two essential ingredients for any successful entrepreneur. ABC’s popular ‘Shark Tank’ provides both for budding entrepreneurs. Twelve seasons of the show have been completed. It features budding entrepreneurs pitching business plans to Sharks (investors) in an attempt to convince them to invest. The Sharks decide whether or not they will invest in the idea. Given that they are investing their own money, there is plenty to watch.
Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec are the regular Sharks. Daymond John is also a regular Shark. A select number of guest Sharks are invited to the show every season to add variety and interest. Season 13’s guest Sharks included Nirav Tolia (Peter Hart), Peter Jones, Emma Grede, Daniel Lubetzky (returning guest Shark), and Peter Jones. All of the new Sharks are successful entrepreneurs and investors, but Emma will be making history as the first Black female Shark! You can learn more about Emma and her business with the Kardashians. net worthWe have you covered.
Who is Emma Grede,
Emma is most famous for being the founder and CEO the well-known, Kardashian-owned clothing brand Good American. She co-founded Good American together with Khloe Kim in 2016.
Emma was born in 1982, and grew up in London. Emma is from a working-class background and was raised by her single mother and three sisters. Emma shared her passion for fashion with Rebecca Jarvis in an interview on her podcast “No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis”. “Fashion has always been something that I had a passion for, I was really drawn to that world but I never saw myself as a creative like in the strictest sense. I thought design and creativity was for someone else.” She enrolled at The London College of Fashion, and graduated in 2001. After her graduation, she began work at Inca Productions in London, a leading European fashion show and event production company. Emma was the head of Ince Productions’ endorsement and sponsorship department. Vivienne Westwood, Zacposen, Alexander McQueen and other top designers collaborated with her while working for Inca.
Emma was appointed Managing Director of ITB in 2008 by Independent Talent Group and Saturday Group. This joint venture represents brands’ interests within the entertainment industry. After the acquisition of Brand 360, a licensing company, Emma was made CEO of ITB Group. She is currently the Chairman of the company with clients like Calvin Klein, H&M, and others.
The British beauty currently lives in Los Angeles, with her Swedish husband Jens Grede (entrepreneur) and their two children.
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How did Emma Grede get into business with the Kardashians??
Emma’s hard work and smart business moves enabled her to quickly build a strong relationship with not only top designers and brands around the globe, but also influencers like Kardashian-Jenners. If you are curious about how a London businesswoman became co-founder and founding partner for the Kardashian brands ‘Good American’ & ‘SKIMS, then continue reading.
Emma had an idea to create denim for women of all sizes and shapes. She was so confident in her business idea, she quit her job at ITB. Kris Jenner, Kar Jenner matriarch Kris Jenner, was impressed by her idea. “I decided denim because I really wanted to take a pain product, something that I know women struggle with, and for me it was like what do you really struggle with denim and swimwear,” She explained. Kris encouraged Emma pitch her idea to Khloe and that’s how Good American came to be. “I know at the end of day what happened is that Khloe got it. I pitched her (Khloe) that idea and a light bulb went off in her head and she literally finished my sentences and what I understood in that meeting I was like she is the girl. She has felt like this she has experienced it firsthand and I knew in that moment that Khloe was the person that I wanted to work with,” She explained.
Although it sounds very glamorous, Emma reminds us that running a business is hard work. Good American’s logistics and warehouse management is handled by Emma, while Khloe focuses more on media and marketing strategies. “We know what we do and we have the utmost respect for one another and both bring entirely different things to the party so I think that we start from a place of real respect for what each other bring,” Emma explained. The arrangement seems to be working well, as the business sold $1 million worth of denim at launch in 2016.
Emma Grede net worth
Emma’s net worth Married Biography has estimated that it is worth between $1 million and $5million. Emma and her husband purchased a Bel Air property for $24 million. Spread across 68 acres, the beautiful mansion boasts of 7 bedrooms and 12 full bathrooms, and12,000 square feet of interior living space. Emma’s net worth Only the beginning of a meteoric rise is in store for her as she is ready to invest in some exciting businesses that were featured on Shark Tank.
Season 13 of Shark Tank is set to air on Friday, October 8, at 8/7c (ABC). Episodes can also available on Hulu and on demand. You can also watch older episodes and seasons on Amazon Prime Video or iTunes.
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