GT Dave Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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GT Dave Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 81 kg
Date of Birth November 3, 1978
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Allan Fanucchi

GT Dave is an American businessman who is best known as the founder and CEO of GT’s Living Foods which primarily deals in the production, marketing, and sale of kombucha, a fermented, effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink that is popular for its perceived health benefits. He is credited as the first person to market and sell kombucha-related products in the United States and his company, as of November 2020, had captured about 40% of the segment’s market share in the country.

Born Name

George Thomas Dave

Nick Name

GT, King of Kombucha

GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (GT Dave / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

GT Dave had attended the Beverly Hills High School but had left the institution early after clearing GED (General Educational Development) tests that provide certification that the student who had passed the test possesses United States’ high school-level academic skills. He had then taken business classes at Santa Monica College.

Occupation

Businessman

GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2019
GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2019 (GT Dave / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Michael Dave
  • Mother – Laraine Dave
  • Siblings – Adam Dave (Older Brother), Justin Dave (Older Brother) (d. 1996)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

GT Dave has dated –

  1. Allan Fanucchi (2011–Present) – GT Dave began dating California-based attorney Allan Fanucchi in October 2011 and they got engaged in February 2017. The couple got married in June 2019 in Kauai, Hawaii.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of American descent.

GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019
GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019 (GT Dave / Instagram)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a light stubble
  • Close-cropped hair
GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020
GT Dave as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2020 (GT Dave / Instagram)

GT Dave Facts

  1. His family had been gifted a SCOBY (‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast’ which is formed after the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, and yeast; and which is used to form several sour foods and beverages including kombucha and kimchi) in 1992 by a family friend who had received it from a Buddhist nun. When GT Dave was in his freshman year of high school, his parents had started brewing kombucha at home.
  2. 2 years later, in 1994, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she had undergone lumpectomy surgery in combination with chemotherapy and radiation. During her recovery from breast cancer, she used to regularly drink homebrewed kombucha and had publicly espoused the health benefits of the beverage.
  3. GT Dave began homebrewing kombucha while he was at Santa Monica College. His very first sale of kombucha was 24 bottles, in 1985, to the retail supermarket brand Erewhon Natural Foods. The stock was sold out on the very day that it hit the shelves.
  4. He continued brewing the beverage at home and would often call distributors and store owners using different voices to give the impression that he had already employed several workers and executives in his organization.
  5. By the end of 1997, he was selling 30 to 50 cases (12 bottles per case) each day and there was considerable demand from across the United States. Initially, he used to struggle with matching the demand as he was adamant that he would not simplify the manufacturing process as it could hamper the product’s quality. He has also declined many offers of acquisition for similar reasons.

Featured Image by GT Dave / Instagram

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