‘Shark Tank’ Season 10 Guest Sharks Announced: Charles Barkley, Bethenny Frankel, Alex Rodriguez, And More

When Shark Tank returns with new episodes in the fall, it will be the groundbreaking show’s 10th anniversary, dubbed “A Decade of Dreams.” To celebrate, according to TV Insider, ABC has lined up some great guest Sharks to join the entrepreneurial-themed reality series’ regular investors Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, […]

Kevin O’Leary Gets Help From ‘Shark Tank’ Co-Stars Mark Cuban And Barbara Corcoran To Settle Up Political Run

It’s been almost a year since Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary abandoned his bid to head up Canada’s Conservative Party. But his campaign remains heavily in debt, a problem he can’t handle on his own. The issue is not O’Leary’s lack of personal funds to cover the outstanding amount, which The Globe and Mail reported […]

The Day ‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Discovered $44 Million In Her Bank Account

Back in 2001, future Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran was still giving herself an allowance. Every week, she would take her cash card to the bank machine and withdraw $200. That was her spending money. Then, one day, she checked her receipt after claiming her cash. The account balance? $44 million. No, it wasn’t a […]

Kevin O’Leary Explains Why Ring Did Not Get A ‘Shark Tank’ Deal

Amazon reportedly bought the company Ring, which produces a video-enabled doorbell, for $1 billion this week. As CNBC reported on Tuesday, the venture, then called Doorbot, had a less-than-successful appearance on Shark Tank in 2013. At that time, only one shark, Kevin O’Leary, offered to give the company’s founder, Jamie Siminoff, a deal. Siminoff turned […]

Daymond John’s Story About Robert Herjavec Shows The ‘Shark Tank’ Stars Are Real-Life Friends

Every episode of Shark Tank brings some dose of drama, none so captivating, usually, as a bit of a tiff between the sharks. There’s real money at stake on the program, so when there’s potentially a great investment on the table, it’s no holds barred between the panelists. But Daymond John’s recent interview with People […]

Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Shark Tank’ Investment Wicked Good Cupcakes Finds A Niche In The Bakery Gift Business

In Season 4 of Shark Tank, mother-daughter business owners Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie made a deal with Kevin O’Leary for their cupcake in a mason jar company, Wicked Good Cupcakes. At the time, critics called the royalty deal — which gives O’Leary a few dimes of every jar of cupcake sold in perpetuity in […]

Sarah Oliver Handbags: The Unfortunate End To The Story Of The ‘Shark Tank’ Company That Warmed Hearts

Any Shark Tank fans who regularly consume reruns may have recently seen Episode 14 of Season 7 on Netflix or CNBC. That was the installment featuring Sarah Oliver Handbags, a company run by a California designer who hired residents of a Mill Valley retirement community to perform the initial knitting on her products. As part […]

Kevin O’Leary Says Bitcoin Won’t Work As A Currency

Bitcoin evangelists think of the cryptocurrency as just that: a currency. They see it as the future of money, a way to send cash from person to person without government interference. In theory, Bitcoin’s decentralized, secure blockchain makes it an ideal platform for international commerce. So Kevin O’Leary, the Shark Tank panelist who loves money, […]

How ‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Uses His Mother’s Wisdom In Investing And Life

Kevin O’Leary has often recounted the story of how his mother influenced his investment philosophy. On his official website, the Shark Tank star says he inherited his “business intuition” from his mother. O’Leary once told Macleans that he discovered as the executor of her estate that she had preserved all of the wealth she’d earned. […]

‘Shark Tank’: The Surprising End To The ‘Benjilock’ Pitch [Spoilers]

[Warning: The following post contains spoilers from the all-new episode of Shark Tank airing Sunday night on ABC.] When Robbie Cabral entered the Shark Tank with Benjilock, he knew he had something of value. According to Cabral’s own LinkedIn profile, the product has won numerous innovation awards this year. So it was probably not a […]

‘Shark Tank’ Company ‘Plated’ Gets Huge Buyout After Surprising Change In Shark Investors

In Season 9 of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban may take Kevin O’Leary’s center seat on the panel at least once, but if a recent deal of O’Leary’s is any indication, Mr. Wonderful still sometimes gets the last laugh in the competitive world of television venture capital. Yesterday, Tech Crunch reported that grocery chain Albertsons acquired […]

‘Shark Tank’ Season 9: Kevin O’Leary Offers Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like between pitches during a Shark Tank taping, Kevin O’Leary had the video for you on Sunday. The sharks, apparently not attending the Emmys like everyone else in prime time television, were on break from listening to entrepreneurs offering a stake in their businesses. O’Leary spent about a minute […]

‘Shark Tank’ Season 9: Mark Cuban Takes Kevin O’Leary’s Center Seat At Least Once This Season

Fans of Shark Tank know at least one thing for sure: Kevin O’Leary always gets the center seat on the panel. The tradition goes back not only to the origins of Shark Tank but to O’Leary’s time on Dragons’ Den, the CBC show of a similar format that predated the ABC powerhouse. But during Season […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Is Out — Of Politics — As Conservatives In Canada Elect New Leader

Kevin O’Leary apparently doesn’t think politics is all that wonderful, at least in the short term. The cast member nicknamed Mr. Wonderful on the hit ABC series Shark Tank unexpectedly dropped out of the contest for the leader of Canada’s Conservative or Tory party even though he was by far the favorite in the run-up […]

How Lovepop Cards From ‘Shark Tank’ Are Putting Their Stamp On The Billboard Music Awards

When audiences tune in tonight to see the winners announced on the Billboard Music Awards, they’ll notice something a bit different. The cards that reveal who’s taking home each prize will have a distinctive 3D element. That’s because unlike previous years they are being specially designed by Boston company Lovepop. The luxury card brand became […]

‘Shark Tank’ Investors Feud Over Single Mom’s Business – Find Out Why

One single mom’s bridal business had three investors battling it out during Friday night’s episode of Shark Tank. As a bride wearing a beautiful gown, you find yourself in many difficult situations – how do I keep myself from stepping on this dress, how am I going to walk in this dress, and most importantly, […]

Analysts Pick Apart Kevin O’Leary’s Sudden Withdrawal From Conservative Leadership Race In Canada

When the race got underway to replace the leader of Canada’s Conservative party, former prime minister Stephen Harper, the horses in the race were a lot of the usual suspects: former cabinet ministers and party loyalists who had come from Harper’s fold over his nearly decade-long tenure as leader. Then, television personality Kevin O’Leary, who’d […]

Robert Herjavec Prefers ‘Shark’ To ‘Dragon’ For One Surprising Reason

Robert Herjavec might not be running for office anytime soon, but his Shark Tank colleague Kevin O’Leary is — returning to his Canadian identification as a former “dragon” of the venture capital program Dragons’ Den. O’Leary referred to his old persona in a Reddit AMA last week, saying “Kevin ‘the Dragon’ went silent” the day […]

Kevin O’Leary Admits ‘Shock Value’ Behind One Controversial Comment

Kevin O’Leary made it official that he’s running to eventually become Prime Minister of Canada, inciting a visceral reaction from his competitors for the leadership of the Conservative Party. As the Inquisitr reported previously, Lisa Raitt, the country’s Opposition Critic for Finance, launched a website directly targeting the television personality, using some of his public […]

Barbara Corcoran Had This Reaction To ‘Shark Tank’ Co-Star Kevin O’Leary’s Entry Into Canadian Politics

There was a time, way back a few years ago, that Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary kissed on Shark Tank. It was to promote a brand of lip balm called Kisstixx, that had an added bit of buzz when two people, each of whom applied a different flavor, locked lips. It wasn’t the only time […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Will Run For Conservative Party Leader In Canada

Kevin O’Leary, “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC’s Shark Tank, is officially running for leader of the Conservative Party in Canada, he announced today. The formerly apolitical entrepreneur enters a field that already has 13 other candidates, most of whom are standard politicians, and winning the leadership job would presumably be the stepping stone to run for […]

Why Kevin O’Leary Of ‘Shark Tank’ Is The Object Of One Canadian Politician’s Crusade

Kevin O’Leary may ruffle the feathers of some entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, but his musing about a leadership run for Canada’s federal Conservative Party has one politician comparing the businessman to Donald Trump. More precisely, one half of Donald Trump. Although Lisa Raitt, Canada’s current Opposition critic for finance, stopped short of using the name […]

Guy Behind ‘Potato Parcel’ Offers Tips To Pitch ‘Shark Tank’ And Succeed

You may think that it takes a great innovation to impress producers enough to get on Shark Tank and ask for an investment. But some of the most successful companies that have come out of the program — TMZ reported last July that Scrub Daddy has made $75 million since partnering with Lori Greiner, enough […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Compares ‘Godzilla’ Trump To ‘Bambi’ Trudeau [Video]

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary claims that Justin Trudeau is no match for President-elect Donald Trump given the Canadian prime minister’s tax-and-spend policies and his lack of experience running a business. Moving forward, Mr. Wonderful seems to think that Canada’s economy will hardly be wonderful when it comes down to competition between Godzilla Trump vs. […]

‘Shark Tank’ Deals Changed Seventy-Three Percent Of The Time After Taping According To New Report

It’s no secret that the deals that happen on Shark Tank are nothing more than handshakes until both parties — shark and entrepreneur — go through a period of due diligence and sign a contract. In 2014, Bloomberg reported on blogger T.J. Hale’s analysis that two-thirds of Shark Tank deals fall apart completely after the […]

Kevin O’Leary Reveals Why ‘Shark Tank’ Deals Have A Better Chance Of Success Than Traditional VC Investments

It is well known that all financial investment bears some measure of risk. Venture capitalists, it is often assumed, are willing to take a greater risk than everyday investors, because of the potential for a much greater return. Shark Tank may not be an exact replica of real-life venture capitalism — as Inquisitr reported earlier […]

‘Shark Tank’: Is ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Actually ‘Mr. Sensitive’? Watch Kevin O’Leary Tear Up Talking About His Father

When the investors on Shark Tank were doing press to welcome the new season, Barbara Corcoran revealed to Yahoo that there would be some surprises in store. The opening credits would change to emphasize the sharks’ individual rags-to-riches stories. As the season progresses, viewers will see extended profiles of the panelists, perhaps showing them in […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Offers Tips For Avoiding Student Debt — Can You Use Them?

With September comes thousands of eager college students embarking on educational careers — and mountains of debt. While few want to spend many years paying for their educations long after they’ve received their degrees, it’s a fact of life for many. It’s a fate Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary thinks he can help students avoid, […]

‘Shark Tank’ On-Set Psychiatrist Checked In On Kevin O’Leary After One Memorable Pitch

Viewers of Shark Tank know that Kevin O’Leary is “Mr. Wonderful” who might joke — or not joke — that his money speaks to him and begs him not to send it away without bringing back a solid return. That doesn’t sit well with everyone, and a new profile of O’Leary in Toronto Life revealed […]

Kevin O’Leary Of ‘Shark Tank’ On Startup Tips And Donald Trump’s Economic Plan

Kevin O’Leary seems like he’s all about the money on Shark Tank, but the serial entrepreneur told Huffington Post business men and women shouldn’t forget about what else is important in life: the arts. O’Leary, who is also a photographer and sometimes musician, told the publication it’s important for entrepreneurs to have interests that go […]

Cash May Stop Kevin O’Leary Of ‘Shark Tank’ From Pursuing Canadian Political Office

For months now, Shark Tank investor and television personality Kevin O’Leary has toyed with the possibility of running for the leadership of one of Canada’s major political parties. As The Inquisitr previously reported, he ruled out a bid for the left-leaning New Democratic Party, leaving the Conservatives, who lost the October, 2015, election to the […]

What ‘Titin’ Founder Patrick Whaley Shares With ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, And Daymond John Might Surprise You

According to the University of Michigan, between five and 10 percent of people have dyslexia, but the number may be as high as 17 percent. On the Shark Tank panel, that number is fully 50 percent: three of the six investors — Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary — all have dyslexia. It turns […]

‘Pavlok’ Entrepreneur Maneesh Sethi Doesn’t Regret Refusing Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Shark Tank’ Deal

When Maneesh Sethi, the man behind behavior modification device Pavlok, was asked to pitch Shark Tank late in 2014, he might not have imagined how it would go. Sethi’s nearly hour-long pitch was edited down to about 11 minutes for television, providing a dramatic Season 7 finale during which O’Leary used some nasty words to […]

Kevin O’Leary Has More Scathing Words For Pavlok Entrepreneur When ‘Shark Tank’ Season Finale Airs

Fans who watched the promo for Friday night’s season finale of Shark Tank knew things would get personal. It was revealed one entrepreneur would expressly take a deal from any of the sharks — except one. It turned out that the entrepreneur was Maneesh Sethi of Pavlok, a device that emits an electric shock when […]

Is ‘Shark Tank’ Like Real-Life Venture Capital? Yes And No, But It’s Still Real

Fans of Shark Tank might know only one kind of venture capital: the kind that plays out on prime time television, featuring ambitious millennials, cute kids with big dreams, and baby boomers looking for a second career. Typically, on Shark Tank, the pitch lasts about 10 minutes — each hour-long episode generally includes four pitches […]

Kevin O’Leary’s Massive ‘Shark Tank’ Investment In Zipz Designed To Take Wine Where It’s Never Gone Before

How many times have Shark Tank viewers seen Kevin O’Leary tout his membership in the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin? While “Mr. Wonderful” doesn’t shy away from expressing his love of wine, he does balk at investing in companies that step into the tank with outrageous valuations. So that’s why O’Leary’s $2,500,000 bet on Zipz […]

Kevin O’Leary Defends Those Perpetual Royalty Deals On ‘Shark Tank’

If fans of Shark Tank know one thing, it’s that Kevin O’Leary loves royalty deals. The investor has a history of foregoing a huge equity stake in favor of a set amount of future sales. Sometimes entrepreneurs bite, often they don’t. But when the royalty deal works, according to O’Leary, it makes him money and […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Remembers Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

After Rob Ford passed away from cancer earlier this week, many public figures paid respects to a man known as much for his controversies as his policies. Kevin O’Leary, fellow Canadian and panelist on the venture capital show Shark Tank, told The Toronto Sun that he socialized with Ford and his brothers when the mayor […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Predicts The Next President [Video]

Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank‘s Mr. Wonderful, apparently thinks Donald Trump will be wonderful for the stock market as president of the United States. He claims that stocks will “go straight up” when (and not if, in O’Leary’s prediction) Trump, the current GOP front-runner, wins the White House in November 2016. In an interview today on […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Says He’s No Donald Trump

When Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary recently mused that he was considering entering Canadian politics, pundits quickly compared the investor and reality television star to another capitalist looking to gain power through public office: Donald Trump. But in a recent interview, O’Leary distanced himself from his brash counterpart running for the Republican Party leadership. In […]

Kevin O’Leary Talks Justin Trudeau and Possible Political Run

Kevin O’Leary isn’t afraid to speak his mind when it comes to business or the many deals that come his way on Shark Tank. He also doesn’t hold back his criticism of politicians from his home country of Canada, including the Prime Minister. According to The Huffington Post Canada, O’Leary believes that Justin Trudeau, the […]

Is Shaan Patel The Most Ambitious ‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Ever? ‘2400 Expert’ Founder Wants To Break Ratings Record

If you plan to tune in to Shark Tank on Friday night, Shaan Patel hopes you’ll get your friends to watch, too. The founder of test prep company 2400 Expert is taking a bit of a different approach to his Shark Tank appearance. Instead of focusing on the surge of orders he’s likely to receive […]

Playing Trump Card, ‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Might Run For Prime Minister Of Canada

Inspired by Donald Trump, Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary might be positioning himself to run for prime minister of Canada, a position equivalent to the U.S. president. Although he has lived in Boston for about 20 years, reality TV personality O’Leary is considering seeking to become leader of Canada’s Conservative Party (a.k.a. the Tories), which […]

Will Kevin O’Leary Of ‘Shark Tank’ Be Canada’s Next Prime Minister? He’s Thinking Of Running

Shark Tank producers, here’s a heads up: one of your stars might jump ship to enter Canadian politics. The investor dubbed “Mr. Wonderful” on the show told CBC he might consider entering the fold as the nation’s Conservative party gets set to choose a new leader. O’Leary mused that, given his outspoken nature as a […]

McClary Bros. Start ‘Shark Tank’ Fight Over Drinking Vinegars

Season 7 of Shark Tank gets underway on Friday, and guest shark Ashton Kutcher starts out swinging. The actor and experienced investor has a face-off with seasoned shark Kevin O’Leary over his discussion with one entrepreneur. As a preview clip provided to People shows, Kutcher objects to O’Leary’s tough talk to Jess McClary, whose unique […]

How Miss America Contestants Can Impress Judge Kevin O’Leary

Viewers of the Miss America pageant might not recognize judge Kevin O’Leary, but he’s well-known to fans of the hit ABC show Shark Tank. Those fans can expect the show’s resident “Mr. Wonderful” to bring his same brand of critique to the Sunday night event, as he is one of the celebrity judges who will […]

Daymond John Of ‘Shark Tank’ On Why Customer Service Is King

Daymond John may pass judgement on the investment opportunities that come his way on Shark Tank, but the founder of FUBU has made his own financial blunders. John told Inc. that he was taking money out of his growing company when he should have kept it in the business. He denies his spending was “lavish,” […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Kevin O’Leary Says Millennials Should Consider Trades

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary has some advice for young people trying to gain their financial footing: find a job that pays, put off buying a house, and don’t move back home. O’Leary made the comments in two separate interviews for BNN. From a financial perspective, finding a job in trades can have a huge […]

Barbara Corcoran Of ‘Shark Tank’ Touts The Benefits Of Daydreaming

Barbara Corcoran made a fortune with her real estate company before becoming a Shark Tank panelist. What she didn’t make, as a self-described “straight-D” student, was the honor roll. On Wednesday, during a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”), Corcoran emphasized that poor marks should not be an obstacle to entrepreneurial success. “The great thing about […]

Want A Deal? These ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Make The Most On-Air Offers

The drama of Shark Tank is laid out in the introduction to every episode. If the sharks see an idea they like, they will fight each other for a piece. The result is numerous offers, often in response to a single pitch. Recently, Digital Exits reviewed the first five seasons of the program and revealed […]