Gary Vaynerchuk Is Thirsty
Gary Vaynerchuk is still thirsty. The 32-year-old Internet celebrity has changed the way millions see wine with WineLibraryTV.com's "Thunder Show," a popular video blog in which Vaynerchuk combines the palate of Robert Parker with the in-your-face passion of Mad Money's Jim Cramer. He has transformed his father's small Springfield (N.J.) wine shop, from which his show takes its name, from a $4 million-a-year business to a $50 million-a-year enterprise that makes half of its sales through online orders. This month, Vaynerchuk even released a book, 101 Wines. But Vaynerchuk still wants more. "I want to own the New York Jets, that's what I want," says Vaynerchuk. "And I absolutely believe I am going to own the Jets."
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