Kevin O'Leary aka "Mr. Wonderful"
Even the Shark Tank needs one hard ass, someone you really never know what He's going to say, and Kevin O'Leary, you clearly have won the honors. Whether you love him (Mr. Wonderful) or hate him (Mr. Jackass) you have to admit he sure knows how to leave an impression. Maybe it's just me, but he sure seems to have no problem trying to low ball some of the Shark Tank Contestants just to see if they would accept such a ridiculous offer. I guess you never know til you ask.
Depending on what the actual product or service is, O'Leary very we'll maybe just the Angel Investor your looking for. If you have a unique product that the intellectual property could be sold to a large corporation on a royalty basis
then having someone like Mr. Wonderful negotiating for you would most likely be a great asset and worth making a deal. Rest assured, he will squeeze every last penny out if He himself has a stake in the outcome.That's a good thing in the business world.
But O'Leary didn't get to the Top being Mr Wonderful. 100% business 100% of the time is the motto he lives by. He tells it like he sees it and if you don't agree, to bad. "It's Only Business".
Kevin O'Leary on the Shark Tank and The Dragons Den
One of the greatest challenges for any Angel Investor is finding a constant supply of new ideas and business opportunities that need additional funding. The best part of being on the Shark Tank and The Dragons Den is the screening process all entrepreneurs are put Thur before they even get a chance to pitch their business. This gives Kevin a major advantage compared to other Angel Investors as he gets a chance to make offers in two different Country's that have been selected as the "The Best of the Best". Besides, you can bet Kevin O'Leary is getting paid very well from staring on Two Very Popular Hit Shows paying far more then he is investing in any of these companies. O'Leary makes money no matter what happens. Which is a good thing.
How Did Kevin O'Leary become A Billionaire?
O'Leary started a software company in the basement of his home. His mother gave him a $10,000 loan which he used to start a software publishing company called SoftKey. Within short order Softkey gobbled up at least a half a dozen of his competitors in as many years. O'Leary would go on to acquire several more larger companies and eventually The Learning Company which he would eventually move the entire software empire under that name. In 1999 with almost 500 software titles to choose from, O'Leary sold The Learning Company to Mattel for a reported $3.8 billion in which he was mostly paid in stock.
Currently one of Kevin's passions is wine making under his own brand O'Leary Wines out of Canada. The O'Leary Wines have been a big hit with wine connoisseurs around the World winning numerous awards.
When Kevin is not appearing on the Shark Tank or The Dragons Den he also runs one of Canada's Largest Mutual Funds which you can find more information on his website at Kevin-Oleary.com . He has a mentoring section that you can get a clearer view of how Kevin thinks. One of the posts is titled "Kevin O’Leary’s Four Reasons to Cut Holiday Spending: Keep More by Giving Less". LOL- Would Kevin really do that? It's not as bad as it sounds and actually worth reading on his blog.
Deals Kevin O'Leary Made On The Shark Tank Season 1
Kevin completed 7 deals during the entire first season
In all the deals he partnered with at least one other Shark.
Companies O'Leary Invested in Season 2
Kevin O'Leary - Successful Deals Season 3
- Talbott Teas - Kevin buys 35% of the tea business for $250k Cash. (His very first deal completed without another shark)
- Uni-Key Technologies - Kevin partners with Mark Cuban for $400,000.00 and gets a 40% stake in the company.
Kevin O'Leary is very active on twitter with usually a few tweets a day. He currently has over 63,000 followers. O'Learly's twitter address is
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Kevin O'Leary on the Dragons Den
This video gives you an insight you normally don't see when Kevin is on the Shark Tank or The Dragons Den. Definitely some very good advise for all aspiring Entrepreneur's.