Few companies have succeeded in the branding business as it is associated with high-cost advertisement. However, if Coca-Cola succeeded in branding its products on a global scale, then it is possible for any other company to duplicate the success. Kara Goldin began with this mentality when she made the first water concoction in her dining room. The homemade concoction is now sold in over 30,000 stalls in the United States by a company worth $150 million according to Forbes. How Kara made it to become a multimillionaire is a story we will dive into.
Kara Goldin Biography
Kara Goldin is an American investor and the Founder of Hint Inc a company that produces Hint, a flavored water brand. Prior to finding Hint, Golding served as Vice President in AOL. In 2013, Forbes named her among the top forty women to watch over forty.
Kara Goldin Age and Background
Kara was born on 20th June 1968. She is the youngest of the five children born to William and Kay Keenan, hard-working parents who provided a decent life for their children while living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and later in Minneapolis. Like most people during her time, education priority to Kara. She went to higher studies at Arizona State University where she Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Finance. Goldin met her husband, Theo Goldin when she was working at CNN. Theo, on the other hand, was a student at New York University. They married on 18th March 1995 shortly after Theo graduated. Their marriage has been blessed with four children.
Kara Goldin Weight Loss
In 2004, Kara has a condition that increased acne on her skin, drained her energy, and increased her weight by 45 pounds. After visiting the doctor, she found that her addiction to diet soda had caused her the condition. She realized that the soda diet was full of ingredients that damaged her body. She quickly cut her soda diet intake and started drinking water. After three months, Kara’s weight reduced by 40 pounds, and her energy level was high. She made a secret drink in her dining room that helped her drink more water.
Kara Goldin Career
Goldin’s interest in journalism stemmed from her studies at college. She started working at Time Inc in 1989 as a circulation manager. After five years, Kara joined CNN to work in advertising sales, a position she held for two years. After leaving CNN she joined America Online as the VP of Electronic Commerce and Shopping. This experience stirred an interest in tech.
Her career took a turn when she moved to San Francisco to work for a Startup called 2M market. The company was later acquired by AOL after she was promoted to National Sales Manager for two years. AOL promoted her to the Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce a position she flourished in as the grew the business to about a billion. However, the situation took a rough turn when she went on maternity leave. Upon returning, Kara found that they had kicked her out of her office.
She left AOL and started Hint in 2005. The idea behind Hint came after she made a concoction in her kitchen to deal with weight and to increase her appetite for water. She started selling it to her friends who immediately loved it. Goldin also wanted to model a healthy lifestyle to her children as she believed a lot of beverages in stores were unhealthy.
Hint became a success in many stores since it was water infused with fruits to add flavor. It has no sugar, calories or preservatives. High-profile investors such as John Legend and Julio Pekarovic have invested in Hint.
To share her success story, Kara wrote a book called “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters,” released in 2020, to share her entrepreneurship journey.
Kara Goldin’s Net Worth
Kara has made a fortune from her business. Forbes reported that Hint Inc. was $150 million in February 2022.