Fast Facts

  • Is of Irish and Croatian heritage.
  • First entrepreneurial enterprise was selling pancakes to his grandmother's friends at age 10. 
  • Founded Cigars Around the World, an Internet based company, from a Chicago apartment at the age of 23.
  • Is the author of two books: You're Hired: How to Succeed in Business and Life from the Winner of The Apprentice (2004); and Beyond the Lemonade Stand (2006).
  • Married TV personality Giuliana Rancic in a televised 2007 ceremony.
  • Enjoys scuba diving and running marathons.


  • Giuliana Rancic — Wife
  • Edward Duke Rancic — Son
  • Beth — Sister
  • Karen — Sister
  • Gail Rancic — Mother
  • Katie — Sister
  • Edward T. Rancic — Father


  • Attended Bradley University, Peoria, IL; Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (BS, 1994)


  • Birth Name: William E. Rancic
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational speaker, Real estate developer