Noted Canadian entrepreneur and a millionaire, Robert Herjavec is also a well known actor, television personality and an investor. A Croatian by birth, his family moved to Toronto when he was quite young and had no knowledge of English. Though the transitional phase was a tough one of young Herjavec, he soon learned the language and went on to complete his degree in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
He made his debut into films at a young age. However, he was more interested in what went on behind the scenes and soon took up various roles in film production. He has worked on a number of films which include The Return of Billy Jack and Cain and Abel.
At the time while working on the film production crew, he also secured a job in Logiquest and went on to be the General Manager of the company. Later he began his own company called BRAK Systems which dealt in manufacturing internet security software. The company was later sold to AT&T.
In 2003, after a self induced hiatus of 3 years, he founded Herjavec Group which deals in all things related to internet security. He is presently the CEO of the company which is believed to be the fastest growing technological firms in the country.
He became a well known face across the globe when he appeared in television series, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank as a judge and offered financial support to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Herjavec Family Profile
Let us take a look at the family tree of Robert Herjavec.
Herjavec Parents – Vladimir Herjavec and Katica Herjavec
Robert Herjavec was born on 14th September 1962 to Vladimir Herjavec and Katica Herjavec who originally belonged to Croatia.
Herjavec Spouse – Diane Plese Herjavec
Robert married Diane Herjavec nee Plese in 1990. The couple has three children. However they separated and ultimately divorced each other.
Herjavec Kids – Skye Herjavec, Caprice Herjavec, Brendan Herjavec
Herjavec has three children with his ex-wife – two daughters and a son. The daughters are named Skye Herjavec and Caprice Herjavec. His son is called Brendan Herjavec.
Herjavec Net Worth
Robert Herjavec has accumulated a lot of wealth with his business and has a net worth of $200 million.
Other than being a businessman, Robert Herjavec has also doodled in writing and is a published author of 2 books called The Will to Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding and Driven: How to Succeed in Business and Life.
Here is a list of some of the awards and accolades gathered by him over the years.
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology in 2012
- Rank 1 in Branham Rankings Canada’s Best Security Companies of 2012
- Rank 108 in Profit Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies of 2013
- Robert Herjavec continues to be one of the most renowned businessmen of Canada.