Who is Robert Herjavec?

Robert Herjavec is a Canadian businessman. He is also a celebrity and an investor. He was born on the 14th of September, 1962, in Varazdin, Croatia, to Vladimir Herjavec and Katica Herjavec. Robert is the founder of a Canadian integrator of Internet Security software, BRAK Systems. Furthermore, he is also a founder of The Herjavec Group. Moreover, he has appeared in television shows and wrote a few books.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameRobert Herjavec
Birth DateSeptember 14, 1962
Birth PlaceVarazdin, Croatia
Star SignVirgo
ParentsFather: Vladimir Herjavec
Mother: Katica Herjavec
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight65 kg
WifeDiane Plese (divorced)
Kym Herjavec (present)
Net Worth$250 million

Robert Herjavec

Personal Information

Herjavec lived in a small town named Zbjeg until he was eight years old. Later in 1970, he left the country along with his family and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The state had previously incarcerated his father for speaking out against the regime. His family only had a single suitcase and $20 when he moved to another country. They settled in the basement of a family friend’s home for about 18 months. His father then worked on a factory and earned $76 per week. His family lived in an inferior condition. Herjavec, too, worked various minimum wage jobs in the 1990s to support his family. He took roles such as delivering newspapers, retail salesman, waiting tables, and debt collection.

Besides, he holds a Canadian nationality. Standing at the height of 5 feet 7 inches, and weigh about 65 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy.

Personal Life

Herjavec’s the first wife is Diane Please, whom she married in 1990. Furthermore, the couple has two daughters and one son together. However, they separated in 2014 and divorced in 2016. He then married his partner in the Dancing with the Stars show Kym Herjavec on the 31st of July, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. They have twins together, a boy and a girl on the 23rd of April, 2018.

Robert Herjavec


For higher studies, Herjavec attended New College at the University of Toronto. He graduated with a degree in English Literature as well as political science in 1984.

The career of Robert Herjavec

Herjavec worked as a third assistant in several productions in the mid-1980s. Furthermore, he was the field producer for Global TV of the 1984 Winter Olympics. While he was working for productions, he applied at Logiquest selling IBM mainframe emulation boards. Although he was not qualified for the position, he convinced the company to offer him the job and got the job. Eventually, he rose to the area of General Manager of Logiquest. He was fired from the company in 1990. However, he founded BRAK Systems from the basement of his home. He sold the company to AT&T Canada in March of 2000 for a total of $30.2 million.

Herjavec founded The Herjavec Group in 2003. The company is a security solution integration, reseller as well as managed service provider. The company is one of Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies as well as the most significant information technology security provider in Canada.

Robert Herjavec

Television Appearances

Herjavec appeared on Dragon’s Den regularly for six seasons. Dragon’s Den is a Canadian CBC Television series. Furthermore, he also appeared on the ABC’s version of the series named Shark Tank. Herjavec was a contestant of the reality series Dancing with the Stars on the 24th of February, along with partner Kym Herjavec. The couple finished in sixth place.


He has won 3 Gemini Awards for Outstanding Reality show (as a part of Dragon’s Den)

Net Worth

Robert Herjavec has earned a handsome amount of money, along with making name and fame. He has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2020.