Facts of Russ Weiner Biography
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Russ Weiner is an American businessman, founder of the Rockstar energy drink and political fundraiser. He is famous as the founder and CEO of a popular energy drink called 'Rockstar'.
EARLY LIFE & EDUCATIONS
He was born Russell Goldencloud Weiner in the year 1970 in Delray Beach, Florida, the United States, to Michael Savage and Janet Weiner. His father is a well-known radio host, author, activist and political commentator. Weiner spent his childhood with his siblings Rebecca Lin Weiner Yops.
Russ Weiner attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. He has done his bachelor studies from San Diego State University and graduated with a B.A. degree in political science. Weiner initially began his career as a travel consultant and organizing events for the Paul Revere Society.
In 1998, Russ Weiner created an energy drink company called Rockstar. He runs the company as the founder and CEO which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Rockstar is the leading energy brand in the US with a 14 % of the US market in 2008. Weiner's company rise quickly as it offers over 20 flavors at a cheap affordable price. It is sold in more than thirty countries worldwide.
Russ Weiner’s Rockstars energy drink for the first six years of its existence made its high presence in the competitive markets and was loved and appreciated by almost all the people drinking it. The product became famous because of its cheaper price as compared to its other alternatives. It sponsors music festivals and low-tier extreme sports and spends just an estimated 3% of revenue on marketing.
In 2014, Weiner entered the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans peaking at 249, with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion dollars.
With the help and in partnership with father, he co-founded the Paul Revere Society. In 1998, by receiving an endorsement from the president of the NAACP branch in Oakland, California, Weiner has stood up for the 6th district seat in the California State Assembly. Weiner won the Republican primary election in June 1998, by five votes. During the election, his campaign issues included advocacy for Proposition 227, the ballot initiative eliminating bilingual education in public schools, and the protection of the old-grown forests. During this election process receiving only 13.3% votes, Weiner lost to democrat Kerry Mazzoni.
In 2009, Russ Weiner, who is a Republican donated $25000 to the California gubernatorial campaign of Democratic mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom. Newsom rejects the donation and returned to Weiner and later Weiner has given that money to the charity.
Russ Weiner is also involved in the real estate industry, where he mainly focused on buying and selling homes. In 2006, Weiner bought the house of basketball player Carlos Boozer for $10 million. In 2008, he listed his home to sell for $3 million and finally in 2009, he sold his house $8 million. According to Forbes, Weiner ranks 894 in the world's richest person and falls on 318 positions among the richest people in the United States.
Russ Weiner is not yet married and according to his public profile, he is currently single and resides in Delray Beach, Florida, United States. As of 2016, his net worth is estimated to be $2.1 billion dollars.