Jonathan Cheban | Biography
Jonathan Cheban is the founder and former CEO of Command PR, a full-service public relations firm with offices in both New York City and Los Angeles. Jonathan was born on February 21, 1974 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States. He belongs to the ethnicity of Jewish. His parents were a Russian diamond dealer. He was the only son of Mikhail and Galina, a real estate agent with Sotheby’s. Currently he resides in New York City. He came into limelight from the relationship with a controversial television personality Kim Kardashian and was also seen in her television reality show keeping up with Kardashians.
Jonathan attended Fort Lee High School and graduated in 1992. Then he attended Hofstra University majoring in communications while at the same exploring New York nightlife and graduated in 1995. Right after his graduation Cheban worked in the entertainment, modeling and public relations industries for several years in both New York and Los Angeles. After that his big break came when he accepted a job working with Peggy Siegel. Peggy Siegel is a high-powered publicist at her firm in New York City. Peggy Siegel was approached by music manager Benny Medina to work on Sean Comb’s 29th birthday party but he rejected the offers although Cheban saw the opportunity and accepted job himself. With his high profile controversial around the city he was in the eyes of several people eyes and his decision proved to be the successful for Cheban and he started to make his presence in the entertainment world. Cheban then left Siegel and formed his own PR Company with two other partners. Soon they received big-name clients as Banana Republic, Baccarat Crystal, Playboy, Backstreet Boys and so on. Growing more in his abilities he then founded his own company leaving back his two other partners in 2001. In 2010 he partnered with Simon Huck and by the March 2013 Huck and Cheban parted ways as Huck bought the whole share of Cheban but he holds the position of a consultant in the firm after the split as well.
Jonathan came to fame and gained huge attention through the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians where he appeared as a friend of the Kardashian sisters. Later on he subsequently appeared in several episodes of the show’s spin-offs, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. The reality show The Spin Crowd started by Cheban which was also executive produced by Kim Kardashian but the series eventually got turned down just after one season due to poor ratings. This reality show could not get such ratings as they have thought or as their plans so they didn’t have any options rather than it to shut down. It appeared in the media that Cheban has been living in the shadow of Kardashian’s fame. He made a short video for this as well. This caught the attention of the media and showed their relationship fading out. Chaben did this became he was unhappy when he was not named godfather of her newborn baby but the recent news shows that they are still close. He is been regarded as a cleverly a mover and a shakers. His net worth is about $3 million in todays date.
Cheban has launched other projects as well. He established his own clothing line named Kritik in 2008. He also has designed jewelry for RichRocks. This jewelry is mostly popular among celebrities. He is also an owner of a restaurant in Miami named Sushi MiKasa which he opened in late 2012 and he further plans to have a burger franchise which he is willing to open soon.
By the age of thirty-nine he owns five different companies. At present he is not married and has a girlfriend Anat Popovsky. Cheban decided to move to Miami in order to be close with her girlfriend as they were having difficulties in their relationship being far from each other. It is rumored that Cheban is a gay but there has not been specific facts about it. Cheban signed on as a single man looking for love to the premiere episode of the seventh season of Millionaire Matchmaker which will be debuted on December 5, 2013.
Cheban has been in controversy with the relationship with Kim and they also have twitter war with her. He is regular in twitter and his detailed bio can be view from wiki as well. The millionaire has a successful career at present.