J. Darius Bikoff

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J. Darius Bikoff
Born
John Darius Bikoff

(1961-09-21) September 21, 1961 (age 57)
ResidenceUpper East Side, Manhattan
NationalityAmerican
Alma materColgate University
OccupationFounder and CEO, Energy Brands
Net worthUS$400 million (2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Jill Bikoff
Children2
Parent(s)William Bikoff
Suzie Bikoff

John Darius Bikoff (born September 21,1961) in Queens, New York[2] is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Energy Brands.

Early life[edit]

He was born to an American father and an Iranian mother.[3] His father, William, was the owner of a real estate management company and was also a metals importer.[4]

In 2007, Bikoff sold Energy Brands to The Coca-Cola Company for $4.1 billion.[5] This deal earned Bikoff personally $325 million.[6] The brand is known mostly for the product VitaminWater.[7]

Personal life[edit]

J. Darius and Jill Bikoff were married in 2003[8] and have two children.[9] He owns a four-bedroom apartment and a 2 bathroom condo in New York City.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 20 World's Richest Persian Entrepreneurs".
  2. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff Biography - life, family, childhood, children, name, school, young, son - Newsmakers Cumulation". Notablebiographies.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  3. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff - Cityfile". Archived from the original on August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "J. Darius Bikoff Biography".
  5. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross; Martin, Andrew (26 May 2007). "Coca-Cola Agrees to Buy Vitaminwater". New York Times. New York. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  6. ^ Newcomb, Peter. "America's 50 Richest Paydays | Politics". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  7. ^ Bertine, Kathryn. "Thirsty Business". The Colgate scene.
  8. ^ Smith, Emily (12 November 2013). "Justin Timberlake gets $1.3M for acoustic set". Page Six. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Susan Bikoff Obiturary". New York Times. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  10. ^ Neuman, William. "Liquid Funds for a Penthouse". New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2017.