Dhar Mann Biography
Dhar Mann (born Dharminder Mann) is an American entrepreneur and film producer best known for his video production company, Dhar Mann Studios. He creates short films for social media platforms such as YouTube which targets a young audience and typically feature a turn of events that teaches the protagonist a moral lesson.
Dhar Mann Age|Birthday
Mann was born on May 29, 1984. Therefore, he is 38 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 29th May every year.
Dhar Mann Height|Weight
Mann’s height is 5 feet 11 inches (approximately 185 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 83 kilograms.
Dhar Mann Family
Mann was born in California, USA to his parents Surinder (mother) and Baljit Singh (father) who immigrated from India to the United States. Moreover, his parents own Friendly Cab, a taxi cab operator based in Oakland, California. They have owned several local estate companies since 1980. In addition, Mann grew up in a one-bedroom Bay Area apartment that was shared with three other families. However, his parents gave him money to do things as they were focused on managing their company rather than giving him their time. Moreover, along with his family’s real estate activities in Oakland, he and his brother Harmit also own property across the city.
Dhar Mann Wife
Mann was in a relationship with businesswoman Lilly Ghalichi, known for participating in the reality television series Shahs of Sunset in 2014. Moreover, in 2015, he met his wife Laura Avila and they together manage LiveGlam, a cosmetics company that Mann founded in 2015. In addition, they had their first daughter named Ella Rose on May 1, 2020. Moreover, they had their second daughter named Myla on June 20, 2021.
Furthermore, in late 2020, the entrepreneur purchased a mansion in Calabasas, California previously owned by media personality Khloe Kardashian.
Dhar Mann Education
Mann dropped out of college to focus solely on the business as it grew. However, Mann went back and earned his degree in Economics and Political Science after pressure from his family.
Dhar Mann Career
Early ventures and legal issues
Mann started a real estate company at the age of nineteen and founded other, often failed companies within the decade. They include ventures in luxury car rental services and mortgage refinancing. Moreover, he founded weGrow, a retailer of cannabis-growing hydroponics with former stockbroker Derek Peterson in January 2010. The duo rented a supply store in Oakland, California to sell hydroponics equipment and aimed to open franchises in eight other states.
However, the weGrow store was closed in early 2011. Peterson filed lawsuits against the company citing unpaid debts and accusing Mann of running a “hrdroponzi scheme” in a Mother Jones interview. Moreover, Mann countersued Peterson for a cash settlement and stocks in Peterson’s own company. This was after a spokesperson for Mann accused Peterson of fabricating the allegations in retaliation for Mann’s decision to downsize their partnership.
Furthermore, the entrepreneur was charged with thirteen felony counts of fraud in 2012 for allegedly defrauding a city beautification program. This was while he was operating his real estate company MannEdge Properties in 2008 and 2009. However, the counts were reduced by the prosecutors to five felony counts in August 2013. Moreover, later that year, the film producer pleaded no contest to the five counts. Mann was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and restitution. Furthermore, he told The New York Times in 2021 that the conviction was later expunged.
Dhar Mann Studios
Mann founded Dhar Mann Studios, a video production company that produces films for social media such as YouTube in 2018. Moreover, Mann’s output compromised motivational videos when he began in 2018 and later shifted focus to morality plays. Furthermore, the entrepreneur started a contract with the Creative Artists Agency in 2021. Moreover, Dhar launched a mobile app where users can watch videos produced by his studio.
In addition, his YouTube videos are described as a ‘timely narrative about police-calling Karens and Covid-19 hoarders told in the fashion of 1980s after-school specials by a New York Times profile. Moreover, they also describe his educational short films of the 50s noting their often ‘thin and absolutist’ moral philosophy and blatantly clickbait titles. Furthermore, the videos were referred to as ‘feel-good’ videos intended to ‘encourage people to e decent to one another’ by Vulture.
In addition, the film producer ranked #2 on YouTube’s official U.S. Top 10 Creators of 2021 list. Moreover, Dhar’s short film on autism was watched 45 million times as of December 2021. This helped raise funds for the Organization for Autism Research. Additionally, YouTube announced the film in the list of the top 10trending videos of 2021.
Dhar Mann’s Net Worth
Mann’s net worth ranges between $100 million and $150 million.