Cup Board Pro was featured on a Shark Tank. The product was created by Keith Young, a New York firefighter, firehouse chef who died due to health complications caused by the 9/11 cleanup. Cup Board Pro net worth at the moment is under review.
Keith Young’s children Christian, Keira, and Kaley Young appeared on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank season 10 to pitch the Cup Board Pro. It is a bamboo cutting board with an attachable tray and strategically placed grooves for easy cleanup.
The idea came to Keith Young, a New York City fireman who wanted to enjoy more family time instead of being in the kitchen cleaning up big messes before and after making meals. The product developed by Keith died from cancer due to 9/11 cleanup. His wife also died of breast cancer.
Keith’s three children Keira, Christian, and Kaley decided to pitch the ideas to the investors. In the episode, Kaley told that her father created Cup Board Pro when she was in high school in 2010, but as he received the product’s first prototypes, their mother, Beth King, got sick. Their business took a hit and King died in 2012.
In December 2017, Keith had 2,000 Cup Board Pros made to launch but at the same time, he was diagnosed with cancer. He died in March 2018. His children, however, were not willing to let their father’s dream to die with him. They launched a website and began selling the product.
On an episode of Shark Tank, each of the judges agreed to contribute $20,000 for a total of $100,000 for 20% of the business. The Cup Board Pro’s sales have gone over the roof since then. They explained that they immediately sold out their father’s cutting board and received 100,000 emails from customers requesting the item, but they didn’t have enough items to meet the demand.
The Youngs and the sharks had also made a promise to donate profits to the charities. They donated a total of $41,000 to the Fire Department New York Charities in late January.