Just in time for 2022’s Valentine’s Day, Ali Wong’s third stand-up comedy special, Ali Wong: Don Wong, hit Netflix. The performance naturally left viewers in hysterics as she talked about all things love, relationships, power, and happiness. (Of course) her husband Justin Hakuta was the heart of the comedian slash actress slash writer’s new show.
Now let us tell you more and all about the Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife star’s husband in this ‘Justin Hakuta Bio’.
Meet Ali Wong Husband, Justin Hakuta
Ali Wong met Justin Hakuta at a friend’s wedding reception and immediately hit it off. By 2014, the two were preparing to tie the knot. At that point, Ali was not anywhere close to her current level of success. While her to-be-husband already had a lot of riches. As a result, Justin’s family even made her sign a prenuptial agreement. (Looking back Ali does not mind that happened.)
Ali has allowed her comedy to dip into touchy and personal aspects as such. However, she always makes sure that her work does not hurt Justin in any way. If it pains/offends him in any way, she says, “that’s not work a cool joke.”
The couple shares two daughters, Mari and Nikki.
Justin Hakuta Job
Justin Hakuta is an entrepreneur who formerly worked as a vice president of a multimillion-dollar tech company called GoodRx. He worked there as the Vice President of Product until February 2019.
In the ‘Afterword’ that he wrote for his wife’s book titled Dear Girls (published in October 2019), he explained that he stopped working to give more time to his family.
Justin is very supportive of his wife and her career choices. “My supremely talented and beautiful wife Ali Wong wrote a hilarious book that as usual pokes fun at me in many ways”, he had said promoting Ali’s work.
Anyway, Justin has also always been proud of his career. He learned from his parents that hard work pays off at any cost as he always saw them working to provide for their kids.
Before GoodRx Justin served as the Vice President- Young Alumni for Harvard Business School Association of Southern California from 2014 to 2017.
Briefly, in 2016, he was a senior product manager at Cargomatic, Inc.
From April 2013 to July 2015, Justin led cross-functional teams of developers, designers, and UX strategists at DIRECTV- Digital Innovation Lab.
Managing a team of 10 engineers and contract designers to develop and launch technology platforms in the health and wellness and finance industries at Avacara (January 2010 – April 2014), seemed like the start of his professional career.
Justin Hakuta Net Worth
Justin Hakuta reportedly hoarded more than $2 million net worth as of February 2022. As for his wife, she already had $3 million by June 2019.
Ali said she was very motivated to make her own money because of the prenup that we discussed earlier. Ali admitted the document scared the shit out of her as it specifically outlined how much she could not depend on her husband. But now, she believes that the prenup was one of the greatest things that ever happened to her and her career.
What Is Justin Hakuta Nationality?
As per Facebook, Justin Hakuta was born and bred in his hometown of Washington D.C. And while it marked Los Angeles, California as his current city, the information was likely not updated in years.
Speaking of his ethnicity, it is Japanese-Filipino.
His dad is Japanese American and his mom hails from the Philippines.
Justin Hakuta Parents
Justin’s dad Ken Hakuta, aka “Dr. Fad®︎” since 1983, is an American inventor and television personality. As “Dr. Fad®︎”, Ken was the host of the popular kids’ invention TV show The Dr. Fad Show, which ran from 1988 to 1994. The show featured kids’ inventions and promoted creativity and inventiveness in children. He is the one who started the “Wacky Wallwalker” toy craze in the 1980s.
Further, Justin’s dad also capitalized on his long-standing interest in herbal medicine to found AllHerb.com, the first e-commerce company devoted solely to herbal remedy products and information.
Ken met his wife (Justin’s mom) Marilou Cantiller they met when she turned up on set one day during filming for The Fad File back in 1977 where her then partner advised against it but she refused to leave without meeting the “jolly man”. While this other story tells that they met when working together at World Bank.
Justin is the oldest of three sons in his family. His younger brothers are Kenzo Hakuta and Aki Hakuta.
Justin Hakuta Height
Justin Hakuta stands around 5’7” tall towering over his wife, who once said she is 5 feet tall, whenever they pose for a picture.
How Old Is Justin Hakuta?
Because Justin Hakuta was born on 18 October 1982, he turned 39 years old in 2021.
Is Justin Hakuta On Instagram?
Yes. Justin Hakuta could be found on Instagram as of 16 February 2022. The account @jhakuta included 112 posts and 13.2K followers.
Justin also seemed less active on Twitter @jhakuta and occasionally active on his ‘Justin Hakuta’ Facebook.
Is Justin Hakuta On LinkedIn?
Find Justin Hakuta on LinkedIn as ‘Justin H.’, where he mentioned that he acquires professional working proficiency over Spanish and Japanese as well.
Over here, he also briefly discussed his educational background. He studied MBA at Harvard Business School (2008 – 2011) and got his B.S. in Decision Science, with a Spanish minor from Carnegie Mellon University (2000 – 2004). For a year (between 2002 – 2003), Justin also studied cognitive psychology, economics, and Mexican history at Tecnológico de Monterey.