Justin Hakuta is an American businessman and entrepreneur who rose to prominence after he married American popular stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong. If you’ve ever longed to listen to a great comedian who has the best antidote for your stressed-out mind, then you will find it all in Ali Wong. Every word that comes from her is smeared with different comic styles that could make one roll on the floor with laughter and that is in the most literal way.
Wong’s talent does not end as a stand-up comedian, you can also see the best of her as an actress, screenwriter, and author. Meanwhile, Justin has gone ahead to make a name for himself out of the recognition he gained as Ali’s husband. He has worked with several top companies in California, has so many businesses he runs by the side and has not given a break in carving a niche for himself.
Justin Hakuta Was Born In Washington, D.C, United States
Born on the 18th day of October 1982 in Washington, D.C, United States, Justin Hakuta is currently 39 years old. He was born into the family of Ken Hakuta and Marilou Cantiller with mixed ethnicity; a Japanese father and Filipino mother. His paternal family had a history of being associated with the entertainment industry. His father was an inventor and TV personality, best known as “Dr. Fad” of the Dr. Fad Show, a children’s invention TV show which ran from 1988 to 1994. Justin grew up alongside his two brothers Aki and Kenzo.
He is Well Educated and Has Acquired Several Certificates
Justin grew up in Washington D.C and went to Washington’s Sidwell Friends School from 1994 to 2000. He proceeded to the University of Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Decision Science and a minor in Spanish. During his time at the University of Carnegie Mellon, he traveled to Mexico and spent a year studying Cognitive Science, Mexican History, and Economics at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Given the passion he has for education, in 2008, Justin went on to acquire an MBA from Harvard University and graduated in 2011.
Justin Hakuta Has Had a Successful Career
Following his graduation from Carnegie Mellon University, Justin started his career as a sales and marketing associate at Honest Tea in Bethesda. There, he collaborated with Canada Dry, a beverage distributor to deliver the product to local mom and pop stores in the Maryland and Virginia regions, He left the company later in the same year and co-founded All Day Buffet where he worked as a research analyst at Center for Court Innovation in New York City.
From June to August 2009, while at Harvard, Justin Hakuta did an internship at Seventh Generation, a personal care product company that has its headquarter in Burlington, Vermont. He later relocated to Los Angeles and co-founded Avacara. From 2013 to 2015, he worked at Direct TV as her product strategist and UX lead, and in October 2015, he became the product manager at Cargomatic Inc. At some point, he served as the vice president of Young Alumni at Harvard Business School Association of Southern California and was the CEO and co-founder of YogaStart. Justin also worked as a product manager for GoodRx and in 2017, he became the vice president of the company.
Meet Justin Hakuta’s Wife, Ali Wong
Alexandra “Ali” Wong was raised by her American-born father Adolphus Wong and mother Tam “Tammy” Wong. Ali is older than her husband by six months; while she was born on 19th April 1982, Justin was born on 18th October 1982. Ali Wong belongs to a mixed ethnic background of Chinese and Vietnamese. She went to San Francisco University High School before moving to the University of Califonia Los Angeles to study Asian American studies. After graduation, she was offered a scholarship to study in Vietnam. Ali discovered her love for stage performance at UCLA’s LCC Theatre – one of the largest college theatre companies for Asian-Americans, where she was a member. She, however, started as a stand-up comedian after her college years in 2005.
Ali Wong is also an American actress and writer, noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, as well as her TV appearances in American Housewife, Are You There, Chelsea?, Black Box, and Inside Amy Schumer. Ali has appeared on several talk shows and comedy TV series like The Tonight Show and New York Stand Up Show. She also voiced the character Betty Bird in the 2016 animation movie, The Angry Birds Movie, and Baby Cobra which was released on Netflix in May 2016.
Justin Hakuta and Ali Wong Have Been Together For Seven Years
Justin Hakuta married the gifted American comedian and actress Alexandra “Ali” Wong in 2017. The duo met in 2010 in a wedding ceremony at a public park in Los Angeles. Ali asked him to attend one of her stand-up shows that would be held the following week and he agreed. Justin, after watching her perform, was highly amazed and captivated by her skills and poise. He asked her out and they dated for the next four years before getting married on the 27th November 2017. Their union has been amazing as they are usually spotted together at events and traveling to different places.
They Share Two Daughters
They had their first child, a daughter named Marie in November 2015. When Wong was pregnant with Marie, she was featured in the Netflix special where she talked about challenges that come with being pregnant. She was skillful enough to transform the supposed women’s weakness into a strength. Marie was named after a Japanese author Marie Kondo who wrote The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Two years after the birth of Marie, Wong and her husband welcomed their second daughter Nikki in December 2017. The couple still lives together as husband and wife and there have been no rumors surrounding them. They seem to be doing their best in keeping their children out of the spotlight.
Ali Wong Has More Fame and Wealth Than Her Husband Justin
It is without a doubt that Justin Hakuta actually gained prominence and public recognition as the husband of the popular actress and comedian, yet, he has made a name for himself in the business world. Aside from the aforementioned positions, Justin is also involved in a few other businesses and projects across the world. He is currently a product strategist at Cargomatic Inc. and vice president of product at GoodRx, a multimillion tech company. His net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
However, looking at her successes as a comedian and actress, there is no doubt that Justin’s wife Ali has amassed wealth for herself. With a net worth pegged at $3.5 million, Ali Wong is worth significantly more than her husband Justin.