Shark Tank Season 13 aired last week on ABC with new Shark Tank investors and aspiring entrepreneurs. Fans are quite impressed with this season’s business ideas and are rooting for their favorite contestants.
This year, the show made history by introducing a black female shark as a guest shark. Emma Grede is a business tycoon who has come to Shark Tank to make unique business deals. Although she is well-known for being the first black woman to appear on Shark Tank, her true identity is more than just her skin color. Continue reading to discover the fortunes of Shark Tank guests.
Emma Grede’s net worthExplore
Grede (1982), her three sisters, and her single mother were raised in London. The Shark Tank guest star was captivated by fashion from a young age and wanted to make it a career. Grede graduated in 2001 from The London College of Fashion. Her first job was at Inca Productions Europe where she managed its endorsement and sponsorship practices.
Grede was a high-ranking contact at Inca Productions with top designers like Zac Posen, VivienneWestwood, Alexander McQueen and well-known brands like Sky, Mercedes Benz, and Chivas. Seven years later, the Shark Tank guest became ITB’s managing director and in 2010, she was named the company’s CEO.
She is currently the chairman of ITB Group with clients including Calvin Klein and H&M. Grede is also co-founder and CEO of US-based apparel label Good American. She is also a founding partner in SKIMS. Both brands were co-founded and owned by Khloe Kardashian.
The mother of two is a British citizen who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the Swedish entrepreneur Jens Grede. The estimated worth of her business career is $2.5 million. net worthGrede is worth between $1-5 million. These numbers will rise as Grede joins the Shark Tank family. Grede and her husband also own expensive properties, including a Bel Air mansion worth $24 million.
Emma Grede and her Kardashian connection
Grede’s smart business ideas and hard work helped her build a strong bond with reality stars and influencers, such as the Kardashians and the Jenners. Kris Jenner was impressed by Grede’s idea of creating denim that is suitable for women of all sizes and shapes. She suggested Grede explain it Khloe. Grede spoke to ABC News and said:
“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.”
This was how Good American was founded. The company has been growing steadily since its launch (2016) when it sold $1 million worth of denim. Grede and Khloe then went on to launch Kardashian’s famous shapewear brand, SKIMS.
Shark Tank Season 13
Grede reveals the diverse body types featured in Shark Tank’s reality series, as Grede introduces shark guest sharks to Shark Tank. She commented on it:
“Decisions are made with this viewpoint that I grew up with. The women in my family are super curvy, and I don’t want to count a whole bunch of people out because fashion can’t be bothered or can’t figure it out.”
Shark Tank Season 13 airs every Friday at 8:08 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on ABC. Guest sharks include Grede, Peter Jones (original Dragon standing on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den), Kevin Hart (actor, entrepreneur, investor), Nirav Tolia (Nextdoor co-founder) and recurring guest Daniel Lubetzky.
They have joined regular sharks (investors) Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary on Shark Tank Season 13.
Edited by Sandeep Benderjee
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