When it comes to understanding money, there are few people that could consider themselves as well versed in the subject is Robert Herjavec. After all, anybody that has seen the CBS television show Shark Tank is quite familiar with him, as he’s a regular there. He routinely gives out advice to up-and-coming entrepreneurs, sometimes supporting their ideas and sometimes providing them with constructive criticism in order to allow them to go back to the drawing board and try again. Therefore, it probably won’t surprise you that he’s worth a considerable amount of money. In fact, his net worth was recently assessed at approximately 200 million dollars. The question is, exactly how did he achieve such a high net worth? More importantly, was it just an extreme stroke of luck or is it possible for anyone to accomplish this type of wealth?
In order to find answers to those questions, it’s important to look a little bit deeper and find out exactly what Robert Herjavec has done in order to achieve that type of net worth. He’s been a businessman for most of his life, and he got his start by producing television shows. Obviously, this is something that anyone can do. It might be easier if you have the right connections but if you learn the industry and you’re determined to make it happen, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for anybody to be successful in this type of Industry.
In addition to his involvement in film and television, he also worked with a company that sold IBM mainframe computers and he quickly moved up through the ranks in that company. However, he wasn’t really satisfied with the idea of working for someone else. Therefore, he was in the process of starting his own company almost the entire time he was working there. Unlike so many people that say they’re going to start their own company without really taking the initiative to do it, he was actively progressing toward having a bonafide company of his own, and it was all taking place in his own basement. As such, it wasn’t long before he had his own successful business, selling cyber security software to consumers, mainly large corporations and even government entities. As soon as he realized that his endeavor was indeed successful, he made the decision to leave the company he had been working for and focus solely on his own projects.
Over the years, he’s maintained his involvement within the same industry that gave him his initial success so many years ago. He’s also continued to work in the film industry. In addition to that, he’s written a number of books about entrepreneurship and becoming successful in business, not to mention becoming something of an expert on cyber security. As a result, CBS tapped him to become a regular host of Shark Tank and he was actually a host on another show that was very similar for a different network before that.
As you can see, all of this contributes to his total net worth. More recently in his life, he made the decision to sell his company to AT&T for more than 30 million dollars. Obviously, this helped increase his net worth considerably. He’s constantly funding additional business start-ups, and he gets money when those startups are successful. His model for business success is to be involved in many different things, and even to be involved in different Industries. This gives him the opportunity to earn money from a number of different sources all at one time.
There is little doubt that Robert Herjavec serves as a prime example for how people can start their own career with a modest amount of money and then work their way up in order to earn more and more. No one handed him anything. Instead, he has done this all on his own and he’s made it work.
That answers the last question that was asked earlier in the article. Is it possible for anyone to experience the type of wealth that he has experienced, even if they’re not born with money? Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes. All it really takes is a passion to do something different and the determination to work hard enough to make it happen. If you’re willing to do that, you can take something from extremely humble beginnings and turn it into a real life gold mine, just as Herjavec has done with his own endeavors.