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Hennessy Privilege Awards: Honoring Daymond John

Every year, the Hennessy Privilege Award goes out to someone who has made a contribution to the community through their leadership and service. This prestigious award is presented to those who embody strength and sophistication; ideals held close in the House of Hennessy Cognac for almost 250 years. 

The evening’s host Sway Calloway and award recipient Daymond John discuss John’s rise to success at The Hennessy Privilège Awards.

The evening’s host Sway Calloway and award recipient Daymond John discuss John’s rise to success at The Hennessy Privilège Awards.

On December 16, Hennessy celebrated their 11th annual Hennessy Privilège Awards alongside honoree, Daymond John, at Guastavino’s in NYC.  A pioneer in street wear, Daymond John, is the CEO/Founder of fashion brand FUBU and one of the investors on ABC’s Shark Tank. John’s commitment to his community is unparalleled with his various ongoing initiatives to mentor and help others succeed.

The evening’s host, Sway Calloway at The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

The evening’s host, Sway Calloway at The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

The night kicked off with a live discussion between MTV News’ Sway Calloway and Daymond John, as they discussed John’s entrepreneurial successes. The two chatted about everything from what motivates him as a businessman, to what it’s like being a Shark. John’s on-air foe and off-air friend, Barbara Corcoran closed the festivities with a rousing closing toast in celebration of the honoree.

 Businesswoman and “Shark Tank” judge, Barbara Corcoran attends The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

 Businesswoman and “Shark Tank” judge, Barbara Corcoran attends The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

John also shared an inside glimpse of his latest book, “The Power of Broke,” which hits shelves soon.

The evening’s host Sway Calloway, Hennessy SVP Rodney Williams, “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran and award recipient Daymond John at The Hennessy Privilège Awards.

The evening’s host Sway Calloway, Hennessy SVP Rodney Williams, “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran and award recipient Daymond John at The Hennessy Privilège Awards.

Previous Hennessy Privilège Award recipients include Spike Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Magic Johnson, Patti La Belle and George Lopez. 

On behalf of Mr. John, Hennessy will contribute to two worthy foundations he is most passionate about, including the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurism (NFTE), whose mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures; and the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, which seeks to improve the image and unity within the hip-hop community, as well as the grades, character and leadership skills of members.

Hennessy SVP Rodney Williams presents The Hennessy Privilège Award to honoree, Daymond John.

Hennessy SVP Rodney Williams presents The Hennessy Privilège Award to honoree, Daymond John.

The evening’s featured mixed drinks included: The Hennessy Mentor and Prosperity.

Hennessy Privilège mixed drinks served at The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

Hennessy Privilège mixed drinks served at The Hennessy Privilège Awards honoring entrepreneur, Daymond John.

MIXED DRINK RECIPES 

Hennessy Prosperity:

·         Hennessy Privilège

·         Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

·         Veuve Clicquot

·         Lemon Juice

 

Hennessy Mentor:

·         Hennessy Privilège

·         Jasmine Green Tea

·         Yuzu

·         Fresh Apple

·         Hint of Ginger

 

Raise your glass with us as we celebrate the 11th annual Hennessy Privilège Award honoree honoree, Daymond John!