Josh Kesselman is an American entrepreneur. He created RAW in 1995, a company that produces rolling paper used for smoking tobacco and cannabis.
Josh Kesselman Net Worth
Josh Kesselman’s net worth is around $42 million. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of the rolling paper empire, RAW. He founded the company in 1995 and the vegan papers are mainly used for rolling tobacco and cannabis. RAW cigarette filters and hand-rolling machines are also available.
RAW has over 2000 employees across Europe, Canada and the United States. The brand has been used by cannabis and smoking enthusiasts. It has set a very high standard in terms of rolling paper. The paper the company produces is also very planet-friendly because it is vegan and all-organic. There are different sizes and different types of RAW papers.
Josh also established two other rolling paper companies, Juicy Jay’s, and Elements.
Joshua “Josh” Kesselman was born and raised in Manhattan. His father rolled and smoked cigarettes. One day, he and his father were walking around and his father took a piece of rice paper and lit it and it just disappeared so suddenly. Josh described this sight “It was like seeing an angel disappear.”
Aside from the things mentioned above, there is no more available information about his childhood, family, or education.
In 1993, Josh Kesselman sold all his belongings and started a small smoke shop called Knuckleheads in Gainesville, Florida. The company imported rolling papers from Europe and sold various smoking paraphernalia.
By 1997, his business was surely growing. He later met the owner of an old rolling paper factory in Spain who looked to develop, create, and sell new products. Kesselman joined him and later established two brands, Juicy Jay’s, a brand of flavored rolling paper, cigar tobaccos, and cigar wraps, and Elements, which is similar to rice papers. The rice papers they make are made from natural earth friendly materials. They burn with almost zero ash except for the natural sugar gum that caramelizes as it burns.
Kesselman wouldn’t exactly say how much RAW’s revenue is, but according to reliable sources, the company has about 30 percent of the market in at least six states including California, Oregon, and Colorado. It is one of the best-selling rolling papers, if not the best. Many dispenser chains in the U.S. also claim that RAW is their best selling rolling paper.
Josh said that the inspiration before RAW is to create the perfect rolling paper for people who want a paper that does not alter the taste of cannabis or tobacco. Using RAW rolling papers can give anyone the best smoking experience.
Josh Kesselman Relationship Status
There are no public information available about Josh’s relationship or dating history.