J. Darius Bikoff

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J. Darius Bikoff
Born John Darius Bikoff
(1961-09-21) September 21, 1961 (age 56)
Queens, New York City, United States
Residence Upper East Side, Manhattan
Nationality American
Alma mater Colgate University
Occupation Founder and CEO, Energy Brands
Net worth Increase US$ 325 million
Spouse(s) Jill Bikoff
Children daughter and son
Parent(s) William Bikoff
Suzie Bikoff

John Darius Bikoff (born 21 September 1961 in Queens, New York[1]) is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Energy Brands. He was born to an American father and an Iranian mother.[2] His father, William, was the owner of a real estate management company and was also a metals importer.[3]

In 2007, Bikoff sold Energy Brands to The Coca-Cola Company for $4.1 billion.[4] This deal earned Bikoff personally $325 million.[5] The brand is known mostly for the product VitaminWater.[6]

Personal life[edit]

J. Darius and Jill Bikoff were married in 2003[7] and have two children.[8] He owns a four-bedroom apartment and a 2 bathroom condo in New York City.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff Biography - life, family, childhood, children, name, school, young, son - Newsmakers Cumulation". Notablebiographies.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  2. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff - Cityfile". Archived from the original on August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff Biography". 
  4. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross; Martin, Andrew (26 May 2007). "Coca-Cola Agrees to Buy Vitaminwater". New York Times. New York. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Newcomb, Peter. "America's 50 Richest Paydays | Politics". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ Bertine, Kathryn. "Thirsty Business". The Colgate scene. 
  7. ^ Smith, Emily (12 November 2013). "Justin Timberlake gets $1.3M for acoustic set". Page Six. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Susan Bikoff Obiturary". New York Times. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Neuman, William. "Liquid Funds for a Penthouse". New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2017.