Artist Availability & Quotes
Artist Availability & Quotes
Prepared Exclusively For:
Scout & Cellar
Quote Date:July 2, 2019
Event Date:February 1, 2020
Event Location:Houston, TX
Event Type:Private / Corporate, General Session, Indoors
Entertainment Type:General Session Speaker
Max Budget:$175,000
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Name Max Guarantee Notes
Kendra Scott Kendra Scott
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Kendra Scott is the founder, CEO and designer of billion-dollar jewelry brand Kendra Scott. Based in Austin, TX, Kendra continues to lead her company on the foundation of three core pillars: Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy.

Kendra Scott is a loving mom, a driven entrepreneur, and a passionate designer who believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way. She started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born, with only $500. Known for her dynamic use of color and genuine materials, Kendra’s commitment to innovation, quality and detail has brought her from a small start-up to a billion-dollar business and brand that has won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.

Randi Zuckerberg Randi Zuckerberg
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and tech media personality. She is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, developing technology, content, and live events all with the mission of putting intelligent, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial women and girls at the center of pop culture and media.

A Harvard graduate, Randi hosts a weekly talk business talk radio show, Dot Complicated on SiriusXM. She has two TV shows currently on air: DOT on NBC Universal Kids (winner of Kidscreen's Best New Preschool Series) about a spunky little girl who uses tech to enhance her everyday adventures, and American Dreams on HSN, highlighting entrepreneurs around the country. She is the best-selling author of Dot Complicated, Dot., and Missy President, and recently released her fourth book, Pick Three (May 2018) which challenges the fallacy of a well-balanced life.

Jim McKelvey Jim McKelvey
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Chances are good you’ve run across a Square device at some point, especially if you’ve recently visited a food truck or mobile small business. The tiny piece of plastic that allows you to accept credit cards on your smartphone is all over the US and recently landed in Australia, along with a suite of business-management tools. The company, co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey — also the co-founder of Twitter — has more than 2500 employees and is now valued at $30 billion.

While best known for co-founding Square, McKelvey is, in some circles, better known as a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art Of Fire. His industrial design work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and The Smithsonian in Washington DC. His glass studio, Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, one of the United States’ main centers of glassblowing arts.

Anousheh Ansari Anousheh Ansari
Max Guarantee: $95,000

On September 18, 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. She also earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. She blasted off for an eight-day expedition aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 14 crew of the Soyuz TMA-9, which included NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin. This was the accomplishment of a lifelong dream for her.

While in space, Anousheh wrote a blog that invited readers to share her experience. She described the Russian Soyuz capsule during liftoff, talked about the sights and smells of the space station, and explained the intricacies of everyday activities such as eating and washing up in zero gravity. The blog captured international attention. Her personal web site and her blog site garnered more than 50 million hits from readers around the world.

Tim Gunn Tim Gunn
Max Guarantee: $95,000

Tim Gunn is the Emmy-winning former co-host and mentor for Lifetime’s Project Runway, where he also serves as one of the show’s producers. He and co-host Heidi Klum won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program, nabbing the award after his first nomination. The pair will soon be seen a brand new fashion-oriented reality show produced by Amazon Studios. In addition to his television prowess, he served as Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific, where he was responsible for attracting, retaining and developing the creative talent within the portfolio of brands.

Prior to his office at Fifth & Pacific, he was the Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. Gunn served as a member of the administration and faculty at Parsons School of Design for 29 years and has a rich and deep history with the institution. In August 2000, Gunn was appointed Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons with the charge of retooling and invigorating the curriculum for the 21st century. Under his direction, the department was repositioned as the indisputable leader in fashion design education in America and as one of only a handful of leading programs in the world. Upon leaving Parsons, Gunn received the title of Honorary Chair of Fashion Design at the school. In addition, Liz Claiborne, Inc. endowed a scholarship in his name.

Tony Hsieh Tony Hsieh
Max Guarantee: $110,000

Tony Hsieh is the CEO of online shoe and clothing mega-retailer Zappos, which he helped grow from almost no sales in 1999 to the multi-billion dollar company it is today. Tony continues to build Zappos around its core values of customer service and community-based culture.

In 1996, before joining Zappos, Tony founded advertising network LinkExchange. By 1998, the site had over 400,000 members and 5 million ads rotating daily. In November 1998, Tony sold LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million.

John Mackey John Mackey
Max Guarantee: $125,000

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $17 billion Fortune 500 company. With more than 490 stores and 94,000 Team Members in three countries, the company has been named by Fortune magazine as a “Best Company to Work For” for 20 consecutive years and the Number One Most Admired Food and Drug Store Company in the World in 2012 and 2014.

While devoting his career to helping shoppers satisfy their lifestyle needs with quality natural and organic foods, Mackey has also focused on building a more conscious way of doing business. He was the visionary for Whole Planet Foundation to help end poverty in developing nations, the Local Producer Loan Program to help local food producers expand their businesses, the Global Animal Partnership’s rating scale for humane farm animal treatment, and the Health Starts Here initiative to promote health and wellness.

Angela Ahrendts Angela Ahrendts
Max Guarantee: $150,000

With a career over three decades in fashion, Angela Ahrendts joined Apple as Senior Vice President, Apple Retail in May 2014.

Angela joined Apple from Burberry, where she served as CEO and led the company through a period of outstanding global growth. Prior to Burberry, she was executive vice president at Liz Claiborne Inc., and earlier in her career she served as president of Donna Karan International.

Tim Ferriss Tim Ferriss
Max Guarantee: $150,000

Tim Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People,” is an author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and a prolific angel investor and startup advisor who has had an active hand in shaping companies that are redefining the world we live in such as Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Shopify, StumbleUpon, Duolingo, TaskRabit, and more.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, "The 4-Hour Workweek," and follow-up books "The 4-Hour Body" and "The 4-Hour Chef. "

Rohan Oza Rohan Oza
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Rohan Oza is a former Chief Marketing Officer at Coca-Cola, and mastermind behind some of the most iconic brands in the consumer space today. Dubbed “Hollywood’s Brandfather” by the Hollywood Reporter, Oza is a global pioneer in celebrity equity deals, and is known for turning groundbreaking consumer products like Vitamin Water and Smartwater into household names.

Oza’s unique philosophy, ideas, and strategies have enabled him to identify key trends and leverage those insights into successful brands, earning billions for corporations and celebrities.

Goldie Hawn Goldie Hawn
Max Guarantee: -1

Goldie Hawn is an actress and producer. She has appeared in films such as There's a Girl in My Soup, The Sugarland Express, Overboard, and Private Benjamin, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. After a fifteen year film hiatus she made her comeback in the filmSnatched. In 2003 she founded the Hawn Foundation, which focuses on underprivileged children and education. She is a on a mission to teach people to be happier and she's devoted to helping both children and adults experience optimum happiness. Since 2003, MindUP, the signature program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, has been helping children develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school, work and life. The Goldie Hawn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in response to the global epidemic of childhood aggression, anxiety, depression and suicide. Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotions and face the challenges of the 21st century with resilience. To date, MindUP has trained over 150,000 teachers in 12 countries, and impacted over 6 Million children.

Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna
Max Guarantee: -1

Joe Mantegna is an actor, producer, writer and director. Joe has over 100 films like Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Godfather Part 3, Celebrity, Forget Paris and Liberty Heights to name a few. He has proven his versatility as an actor and his passion for the art. Joe is no stranger to television either. He is currently the star of the long running hit drama seriesCriminal Minds on CBS. Celebrating 40 years in show business, Joe shows no signs of slowing down.

Jillian Michaels Jillian Michaels
Max Guarantee: -1

Jillian Michaels is a renowned fitness expert and life coach. From her hit televisions shows, extensively successful fitness DVDs and exercise streaming platform, 8 New York Times best-selling books, live speaking engagements, award-winning podcast, a soon-to-be-released iPhone app, social media channels and her personal website — she has built an international community of followers 100 million + strong. Jillian’s company, Empowered Media, has become a monumental wellness empire dedicated to providing people with accessible and affordable solutions for all their wellness needs— from fitness video gaming to athletic apparel and healthy foods.

Lance Bass Lance Bass
Max Guarantee: -1

Lance Bass’ career spans over two decades, from his rise as a member of the iconic boyband *NSYNC – which has sold 56 million plus records worldwide – to his successful transitions into acting, producing, dancing and writing. As a member of *NSYNC, Lance broke records, releasingNo Strings Attached, which became the fastest-selling record of all time and the Celebrity album, which scored the second highest first-week album sales ever. Lance’s newest project The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story, produced by Lance Bass Productions, premiered at SXSW and debut on YouTube April 3rd. Lance Bass Productions is currently adapting Untitled Boy Band Project- a road trip comedy inspired by a pair of NSYNC fans who won an RV on The Price is Right, and used it to follow the band on tour. The film is represented by ICM Partners. Lance’s autobiography Out of Sync, released in October 2007, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. Lance has produced several films and television shows including: Lance Loves Michael-E! special, Celebrity Home Raiders, Kidnapped for Christ, Mississippi: I Am, The Grand, Lovewrecked and On the Line.

Max Guarantee: -1

Busy Philipps is an actress who first garnered attention at the age of 19 in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s critically praised series,Freaks and Geeks. She has been seen in numerous roles across acclaimed television series including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, ER, Love, Inc.and Dawson's Creek. Beyond television, Philipps has garnered attention in standout roles across film including A Case of You, I Don’t Know How She Does It, He’s Just Not That Into You, Maid Of Honor, The Gift, White Chicks and I feel Pretty. Her book released in 2018, This Will Only Hurt a Little is a hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir where Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.

Matthew Morrison Matthew Morrison
Max Guarantee: -1

Matthew Morrison is a true multi-hyphenate. He starred for six seasons on the hit Fox show Glee, for which he earned a SAG Award, and recently had a recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy. He is currently shooting Simon Cowell’s The Greatest Dancer, which is set to air in the BBC’s primetime slot at 8pm beginning in February. On Broadway, Matthew originated the iconic role of ‘Link Larkin’ in Hairspray and received a Tony nomination for his starring role of ‘Fabrizio’ in the Light in the Piazza. In 2015, Matthew starred in the commercial Broadway hit Finding Neverland. His film Crazy Alien will premiere in February. In addition, Matthew’s third studio album, which is comprised of beloved and classic children’s songs, will come out next year through his label deal with Disney Music Group. Morrison also founded Co-Founded Sherpapa Supply Co., which includes an array of hats, T-shirts, bags and accessories for “a modern family leader and protector of children’s futures” – a.k.a., a cool dad.

Soledad O’Brien Soledad O’Brien
Max Guarantee: -1

Soledad O’Brien is an Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, News Anchor, Producer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in your own community or organization. As the host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series,Black in America and Latino in America. While also the contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for PBS NewsHour and correspondent for HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A prominent philanthropist, Soledad is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

Justin Furstenfeld Justin Furstenfeld
Max Guarantee: -1

The lead singer of Blue October, Justin Furstenfeld. Houston, Texas is the band’s strongest market and hometown. Justin has been through tremendous hardship with addiction and has come out on top. He been doing lots of motivational speaking in the recovery world but also doing pure motivational as well.

Beth Comstock Beth Comstock
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Beth is a sought-after speaker around the world, focusing on issues relating to digital transformation, culture change, innovation, and trendspotting. She is recognized as someone who has her eye on what’s next. Beth is a practitioner, having led teams and businesses in one of the world’s biggest companies and across industries ranging from media to health, energy, manufacturing, transportation, finance, and software. She has helped incubate new companies, partnered with start-ups and advises business leaders. She believes that change starts with the individual and that organizational change programs need to focus on personal agency more than formulaic process improvement. Her motto is “Make room for discovery” believing that everyone in the organization has to make it their job to be open to emerging ideas and be ready for change.

Beth is a top-ten LinkedIn influencer and contributes frequently to social media and other thought-leadership platforms. She has been written about in the media and she has been on the Fortune and Forbes lists of the World's Most Powerful Women.

Leigh Anne Tuohy Leigh Anne Tuohy
Max Guarantee: $60,000

Leigh Anne inspires audiences to recognize the full potential of individuals in their community—and to find value in those who society has deemed valueless. She shares her personal “Blind Side” observations, from seeing Michael Oher for the first time to how the experience changed her as a person—and the Tuohys as a family. “He had a much greater impact on our lives than we did on his life,” says Leigh Anne. One of the country’s most sought after motivational speakers, Leigh Anne has given lectures to a broad spectrum of audiences from religious groups and town halls to some of the country’s largest corporations.

Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel
Max Guarantee: $125,000

Bethenny Frankel is a businesswoman ahead of the curve, who has always identified and capitalized on business opportunities, from becoming a natural foods chef and marketing Bethenny Bakes, her healthy baked goods to selling “Princess Pashminas" at house parties, and ultimately creating the low-calorie cocktail category, with the launch of Skinnygirl Cocktails. At the podium, Bethenny shares with audiences the mindset of risk, perseverance and passion necessary to be a successful business leader. Adroitly mixing anecdotes from TV and business, Bethenny explores both the business landscape for women and the how to go about living a balanced life while achieving your dreams.

Dr. Peggy Whitson Dr. Peggy Whitson
Max Guarantee: $100,000

Precious few human beings are able to say they’ve been lucky enough to travel to space. Peggy Whitson, however, is in a league of her own. The veteran astronaut has an incredible list of record-breaking accomplishments to her name: first woman to command the International Space Station twice (2008 & 2013); first non-military Chief Astronaut and most spacewalks (10) of any female astronaut, the most spacewalks completed by a woman (at 60 hours, 21 minutes total) and third most of any spacefarer; and at 665 days, Dr. Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American.

Unsurprisingly, behind all of these tremendous accomplishments lies one of the most passionate, knowledgeable, and courageous scientists in the world today. While she was breaking records, Dr. Whitson was also conducting groundbreaking research on a wide breadth of subjects with enormous implications for the future of humanity—robotics and artificial intelligence, medicine, agriculture, logistics, engineering, marine life, and beyond.

Dr. Whitson’s remarkable life story is a thrilling example for others to follow, humble beginnings on a farm to her daring tales of spaceflight and crash landings in the steppes of Kazakhstan, leaving audiences on the edge of their seat. She was named as one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People (2018), was on the cover of National Geographic Magazine, and was one of eight astronauts featured in Darren Aronofsky’s, National Geographic series One Strange Rock.

Esther Perel Esther Perel
Max Guarantee: $75,000

Esther Perel has devoted her entire professional life to helping people build thriving relationships. She believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Since arriving as a graduate student in the United States, Perel has examined this concept from myriad angles: the nature of cultural and religious identity, the negotiation between tradition and modernity, the ebb and flow between individualism and collectivism. She observed interracial and interreligious couples; the cultural forces that affect gender roles; practices of childrearing; and ultimately, the tensions, obstacles, and anxieties that arise when our quest for love and security conflicts with our pursuit of adventure and freedom.

Today, Perel is best known as the host of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? This fascinating, inside look at Perel’s sessions with real-life couples has unlocked a deep-seated cultural interest in hashing these issues out openly in order to live better lives. However, it has also unlocked within Perel the understanding that her years of study and practice go beyond the romantic, and that the lessons she has learned can be applied to relationships of all kinds, in all environments. The same principles used to create an open, balanced relationship with one’s significant other can be applied to our co-workers, our bosses, and our world at large.

Terry Crews Terry Crews
Max Guarantee: $125,000

There are motivational speakers, and then there are “motivational do-ers.” Terry Crews is the latter. This bonafide powerhouse—actor, activist, best-selling author, former athlete, and beyond—has inspired countless individuals to “do something about it.” “It” can mean many different things to many different people: a difficult career choice, a seemingly unattainable goal, an addiction, an abusive relationship, or just life in general. Crews speaks from his experience—something he encourages everyone to do—but in the process, he is able to relate to universal stories of struggle.

Having endured abuse in childhood, Crews managed to turn his nascent passion for art into a prestigious scholarship at a young age, a path that would lead to an athletic scholarship at Western Michigan University and, eventually, Crews’ storied career in the NFL. Not content to slow down after retiring, Crews set his sights on Hollywood and launched the career for which he is most famous today. However, Crews will be the first to tell you that it was no easy ride. Between financial difficulties, confronting the challenges of a toxic masculine culture that included treatment for pornography addiction and an initial hesitance to talk about his experience with sexual assault in order to heal, Crews could have given up many times over. But he refused.

Crews believes that “whatever is meant to destroy you can be your salvation.” With a combination of radical honesty, effortless charisma, and infectious enthusiasm, Crews inspires audiences to overcome fear and shame, be honest, do the work, and live life to its highest potential.

Joanna Coles Joanna Coles
Max Guarantee: $80,000

Joanna Coles is the Executive Producer of ABC Freeform’s The Bold Type, now in its fourth season and inspired by her career. She is the Former Creative Advisor to CBS News, and Former Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines where she oversaw the editorial and brand development for 300 global magazines. She sits on the Board of Directors of Snap, Inc!, Density, Blue Mistrel (Frederic Fekkai’s holding company), and Women Entrepreneurs New York City, an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship, with a focus on underserved women and communities.

The British-born editor moved to the U.S. in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian, before becoming the New York columnist forThe Times of London. Coles joined Hearst in 2006 as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she co-produced the Style Network’s unscripted show Running in Heels. She was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand, in 2012. She was the executive producer of the unscripted series So Cosmo on E! in 2017.

Over the course of her career, Coles has won numerous prestigious awards for journalism and media leadership. She is the author of Love Rules, a book with HarperCollins on relationships in the digital age and lives in Manhattan.

Jameela Jamil Jameela Jamil
Max Guarantee: $75,000

Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. In 2009, an English Teacher at the time, she was picked from obscurity to host the British breakfast TV program Freshly Squeezed where she went on to become a favorite weekend and weekday morning face for the station T4. In 2016, Jameela made her move to United States television where she was cast by Mike Schur to portray the role of Tahani on NBC’s critically acclaimed The Good Place. The show has won both an AFI Award and a Critics Choice Award and is currently in its third season.

A passionate advocate for many causes, in 2018, Jameela launched a movement and social media platform@i_Weigh which encourages women to feel valuable and look beyond the flesh on their bones. The movement has been recognized by both media outlets and the movement’s hundreds of thousands of followers over the world.

Bert Jacobs Bert Jacobs
Max Guarantee: $75,000

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Optimist of "Life is Good"

Bert Jacobs is co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is good Company. A privately held business based in Boston, MA, Life is good® spreads positive vibes through its colorful collection of apparel and accessories and through its social mission to help kids overcome poverty, violence and illness. Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired story-telling to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retailers nationwide.

Life is good attracts a rapidly growing community of optimists, including over 1.2 followers on Facebook, by forging meaningful, emotional connections. Fusing the interests of children facing life-threatening challenges with the interests of its business at every touch-point, Life is good also presents a powerful and inspiring model for seamlessly integrating a for-profit and a non-profit.

Bert's innovative lessons on branding, leadership and corporate social responsibility apply to organizations of all sizes, and his inspiring story will help you see how optimism can truly take you anywhere.

Rachel Hollis Rachel Hollis
Max Guarantee: $75,000

#1 New York Times best-selling author , Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30, Founder of The Hollis Company

Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face, a tv personality, public speaker, podcast host, CCO of the company she founded, and mother of four. Rachel was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30" and she is deeply passionate about empowering women in business.

As a speaker, Rachel brings her infectious and inspiring energy to every person she meets. Motivational, inspirational, and always approachable, Rachel's tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with audiences everywhere.

Daymond John Daymond John
Max Guarantee: $85,000

From his wildly successful role on ABC's smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which has eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. From the streets of Hollis, Queens, Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother's house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. FUBU was a undoubtedly a key development for the streetwear market, which today is a $20 billion industry.

Robert Herjavec Robert Herjavec
Max Guarantee: $125,000

Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America's fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations.

Robert released his third book, You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success published by St. Martin's Press on May 17, 2016. Robert's motivational business advice has received millions of impressions through TV, print, radio and digital media. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.

Tan Le Tan Le
Max Guarantee: $50,000

Tan Le is an innovator, inventor & entrepreneur, and is the Founder and CEO of EMOTIV. Born in South Vietnam, Le migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1981. Le began university studies at the age of 16 and went on to complete a bachelor's degree in law (honors) and commerce (honors) in 1998 at Monash University. In 1998, Le was named Young Australian of the Year and voted one of Australia's 30 Most Successful Women Under 30. Le's story was featured in the 'Hope' section of the Eternity Exhibition of the National Museum of Australia. Le has been featured in "Who's Who in Australia" List since 1999, Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes' 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. Le has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009. Le was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013. She currently serves on the Board of Stewards on Shaping the Future of Information & Entertainment of the World Economic Forum and the Global Future Council on the Future of Neurotechnologies & Brain Science of the World Economic Forum.

Stuart Varney Stuart Varney
Max Guarantee: $60,000

Veteran journalist Stuart Varney is an in-demand business speaker, correspondent, and anchor, best known for his work on the FOX Business Network. He hosts Varney & Co. and appears regularly with Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Megyn Kelly. His erudite, charismatic, and articulate style of analyzing financial and economic news has charmed audiences for years.

Varney incorporates the latest national and worldwide news into his presentations, frankly assessing how current affairs affect economic conditions. An economist trained at the London School of Economics, Varney offers his wide-ranging and sophisticated expertise, evaluating political administrations and their effects on the economy.

Danica Patrick Danica Patrick
Max Guarantee: $130,000

One of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, Danica Patrick joined the mainstream ranks by going against the current, immersing herself and succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports.

As she broke barriers and set records on the track, Patrick made a name for herself off the track as well. She was named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People" list, has graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and TV Guide and was featured in pictorials in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also appeared in a record-setting 14 Super Bowl commercials, 13 of which were for GoDaddy.

Vinh Giang Vinh Giang
Max Guarantee: $45,000

With only 6 months to graduate, Vinh Giang left his pursuit of a degree in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students all around the world. This earned him the award of Top Young Entrepreneur in Australia.

Vinh Giang's real magic journey began when he finally understood what Robert Houdin (an amazing magician) meant when he said: "A magician is an actor playing the part of the magician." Once Vinh understood the meaning behind this quote, he focused all his energy on studying the art of performance and not the art of presentation. He has spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication, helping thousands of professionals worldwide to learn these skills.

Shaun White Shaun White
Max Guarantee: -1

Professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White landed his first sponsorship at age 7 and turned pro at 13. By the time he won his first Olympic gold medal at 19, he was a household name, matching his intensity on the board with an effortlessly magnetic and outrageous presence that landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone twice. White won back-to-back gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, holds the X Games record for gold medals and highest overall medal count (23). He's also won 10 ESPY awards for Best Male Action Sports Athlete and Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete.

As an owner of the iconic three-country Air + Style snow and music festival, White is expanding his reach to fans of the sport in innovative ways. He earned the number two spot on Bloomberg BusinessWeek's list of 100 Most Powerful and Marketable Athletes and was ranked 10th among athletes on the Forbes Fab 40: The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands.

Johnny Cupcakes Johnny Cupcakes
Max Guarantee: $45,000

If you dream of inspiring cult-like brand loyalty--the kind that involves mile-long queues and even permanent tattoos--Johnny Cupcakes is for you. The founder of the world-renowned tee-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes, Johnny's known for helping other people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation.

With global store openings, thousands of customers with his logo tattooed on themselves, people who camp out for his products, and high-profile collaborations with giants such as The Simpsons, Power Rangers, and Nickelodeon, Johnny was named America's #1 Young Entrepreneur by Business Week, Top Innovator in Retail by The Boston Globe, and featured in INC magazine as the CEO of one of the world's fastest growing independent businesses.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Max Guarantee: $75,000

Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O'Hagan is described by the media as everything from "Superwoman undercover" to the "Queen of the Jocks" to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes "Most Powerful Women in Sports" and recognized as one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" Sarah is an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands, but if you ask Sarah, she'll say she's in business to help individuals and teams achieve their potential.

Sarah was born in New Zealand - the first country in the world to give women the vote and home to the first man to climb Mt Everest. The pioneering spirit of her country cultivated Sarah's drive and imagination for "what's possible" enabling her to found a movement she currently leads called "Extreme Living" - helping individuals, teams and businesses unlock their potential by discovering their own uniquely exploitable traits. Her book EXTREMEYOU will be published by HarperCollins early next year.

Sarah's career includes leadership roles at some of the world's most iconic brands - including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox the world's premier fitness lifestyle company, where as President she led the transformation of the business from bricks and mortar health club to an "always on" fitness lifestyle partner heavily enabled by technology and proprietary content through the creation and launch of the editorial content platform "Furthermore from Equinox".

Lori Greinier Lori Greinier
Max Guarantee: $110,000

Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand.

She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 400 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 16 years called "Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner." Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a "hero or a zero", and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date.

Well-known for creating the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time, Greiner's cleverly designed products cover a large range, and she is constantly adding new items. From must-have organizers for the home to kitchen tools, travel bags and clever solutions for everyday problems, Lori's products are enjoyed by men and women alike. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.

Josh Linkner Josh Linkner
Max Guarantee: $50,000

Josh Linkner - who started his career as a jazz guitarist - personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million.

Josh is a New York Times Bestselling author, and an internationally recognized expert on
innovation and applied creativity. His first book, Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System
to Drive Breakthrough Creativity (2011), become one of the most definitive works on the topic of innovation, and has since been published in 13 languages. His other two books, The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation (2014), and Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers (2017), have both received critical acclaim and have pushed the boundaries of business leaders worldwide

Josh is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and/or mentoring over 100 startups. Today he serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, enablement and consulting firm.

Leeza Gibbons Leeza Gibbons
Max Guarantee: $75,000

Leeza Gibbons is currently the co-host of "America Now," the nightly syndicated TV news magazine and the TV show "My Generation" (on PBS stations). For 17 years she also has hosted and produced the nationally syndicated radio program "Hollywood Confidential".

Leeza served as Executive Producer of her talk show, "Leeza," which debuted on NBC in 1994 and continued nationally through 2000. "Leeza" garnered 27 Daytime Emmy Nominations, including both Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host, and won three. During the series run, Leeza's impact on television would be recognized with one of Hollywood's highest honors: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jennifer Hyman Jennifer Hyman
Max Guarantee: -1

Jennifer Hyman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. Since Rent the Runway's launch in November 2009, Jennifer has managed all areas of the business including technology, fashion, sales, marketing, operations, customer service and team management, while also serving as a company spokesperson. Most well-known within the entrepreneurial and fashion communities for her unmatched marketing abilities, Jennifer was named as the Chief Marketing Officer of Fortune magazine's "Executive Dream Team."

Jennifer has been honored with numerous recognitions including Fortune magazine's "Trailblazers 2013," "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs," and "40 Under 40"; Forbes "Disruptors 2013"; Crain's New York Business "40 Under 40"; Inc. Magazine's "Top 30 Under 30"; Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology"; and's "Most Influential People in New York Fashion." She has also appeared as a guest on NBC's TODAY Show and ABC's Good Morning America, among many others.