HOW JON KOON WENT FROM PIMP MY RIDE TO OWNING ANDY WARHOL’S STUDIO

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The name Jon Koon may not be a household name, but rest assured you are probably very familiar with his work and some of the products he has been associated with. The New York born entrepreneur made his first million dollars at the grizzled age of 16 selling imported Asian auto parts to U.S. television shows such as MTV’s Pimp My Ride. Shortly after, he transitioned to the world of fashion where he was the sole manufacturer of all the headwear for Rocawear. In 2008, Koon purchased Jay Z’s 8732 brand and relaunched it with Young Jeezy. Although Koon still owns the label, he shifted his focus from streetwear to high-fashion partnering with an Italian designer to launch Domenico Vacca Denim. At 32, Koon is now running Private Stock, a high-fashion concept store located in Andy Warhol’s former studio. Enjoy the full article at Amuse.

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