He has built and sold business on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars. Robert's celebrity has expanded with leading roles on Dragons' Den, the #1 TV show on CBC.
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One of Canada's most recognizable business leaders. He has built and sold business on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars. A first generation immigrant, Robert arrived in Halifax at age 8 with his parents after escaping communism in Yugoslavia. With one suitcase, little prospects, $20, no understanding of English but with unlimited dreams Robert has experienced the classic rags to riches, immigrant story.
From delivering newspapers, waiting on tables, and launching a computer company from his basement, he applied his immense energy and ambition with outstanding success. A serial entrepreneur Robert has built and sold several Companies including a computer security company to AT&T and a technology Company to Nokia for $225 Million. Widely known as an entrepreneurial and motivational expert Robert's business advice has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines. Following a short retirement, Robert launched, The Herjavec Group, now acknowledged as Canada's leading cyber security provider and one of the fastest growing Companies in Canada ? which has in a few short years grown from $400k in sales, and 3 people to a run rate of over $80 million and over 100 people. Robert's celebrity has expanded with leading roles on Dragons' Den (now in its 7th Seasons), the #1 TV show on CBC, and the American hit show Shark Tank (now in its 2nd Season, produced by Mark Burnett Productions, Sony, Disney and ABC). With the aptly titled "Driven", published by Harper Collins, Robert can now add "best selling author" to his resume as the book has been on the Globe and Mail bestseller list and #1 on the National Post business bestseller list for over 4 months (and counting!). Robert commutes between his permanent home in Toronto and his island getaway in Florida. He is an avid runner, most recently completing the New York City Marathon and a single digit golfer having played in several charity golf tournaments including the Mike Weir event at the Canadian Open and the Wayne Gretzky Nationwide Tour Pro-Am. Most recently Robert has gone back to one of his first loves ? motor racing ? competing in the Ferrari Challenge Series across North America including two Canadian stops ? at the Montreal Grand Prix and the Toronto Indy.