American entrepreneur, novelist, and rapper Jesse Itzler has a $200 million net worth in 2023. Co-founder of Marquis Jet, one of the world’s leading private jet card firms, Zico Coconut Water partner, 100 Mile Group founder, and Atlanta Hawks owner. His history, career, accomplishments, and personal life are covered in this article.
Jesse Itzler: Biography and Early Life
Jesse Itzler was born on August 22, 1968, in Roslyn, New York, on Long Island to a Jewish family. Daniel Itzler Sr. was an inventor, and his mother, Elese Itzler, was head of the Roslyn Board of Education.
Early life and education
American University awarded Itzler a bachelor’s degree in 1990. He earned a justice, law, and society degree. Music and athletics were his early interests. He began rapping at 16 and performed at local bars and gatherings. He played basketball and track in high school and college.
Itzler has had a diverse and successful career in various fields. He has been involved in music, entrepreneurship, sports, and writing.
After graduation, Itzler signed with Delicious Vinyl Records as a songwriter/artist. In 1991, Jesse Jaymes released Thirty Footer in Your Face, his first album. He co-wrote songs with musicians like Tone Lōc. His debut track, “College Girls (Are Easy),” became a club anthem despite not topping the Billboard Hot 100. His second song, “Shake It Like A White Girl,” reached 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 and was used in the 2004 film White Chicks. Itzler penned and sung “Go NY Go” for the New York Knicks and over 50 other professional teams in 1992. Itzler penned and sung “I Love This Game” and produced the Emmy-winning Inside the NBA theme song. Itzler worked on Foot Locker and Coca-Cola ads.
Itzler created Alphabet City Sports Records with buddy Kenny Dichter in 1996. The record firm mixes iconic arena music with Wizards, Mavericks, and Lakers play-by-play shouts. The firm went to SFX in 1998.
Itzler co-founded Marquis Jet, a leading private jet card company, in 2001. Itzler was Vice Chairman until Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets’ parent firm, bought the business in 2009.
Itzler founded the brand incubator and accelerator 100 Mile Group in 2009. The firm partnered with ZICO Coconut Water and Coca-Cola in 2009. Coca-Cola bought ZICO in 2012 for an unknown amount.
Jesse Itzler: Net Worth and Achievements
Net worth in 2023
Jesse Itzler has a net worth of $200 million as of 2023. He has earned his fortune from his various ventures in music, sports, and business.
Notable accomplishments and ventures
Some of the notable accomplishments and ventures of Jesse Itzler are:
- Co-founding Marquis Jet, one of the largest private jet card companies in the world
- Partnering with ZICO Coconut Water and selling it to Coca-Cola
- Owning a stake in the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks
- Writing three best-selling books: Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet (2015), Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness (2018), and Living with a Navy SEAL: Lessons from Living with One of America’s Toughest Warriors (2020)
- Running several ultra-marathons including a 100-mile race in under 24 hours
- Creating BYLR Radio, a digital radio station that features podcasts, music, and interviews with entrepreneurs, athletes, and celebrities
- Launching the Build Your Life Resume (BYLR) online course, a program that helps people achieve their personal and professional goals
Personal Life and Relationships
Marriage and family
Jesse Itzler is married to Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, a billion-dollar company that sells shapewear and apparel for women. They met at a charity poker tournament in 2006 and got married in 2008. They have four children: Lazer, Lincoln, Charlie, and Elle They live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Social Media Presence
Jesse Itzler is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. He has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram, where he posts motivational videos, photos of his family and friends, and updates on his projects and events. He also has over 100 thousand followers on Twitter, where he shares his insights, opinions, and jokes. He has over 300 thousand likes on Facebook, where he posts similar content as on Instagram. He has over 100 thousand subscribers on YouTube, where he uploads videos of his speeches, interviews, challenges, and adventures. He has over 500 thousand connections on LinkedIn, where he shares his professional achievements, tips, and opportunities.