The critically-acclaimed business-themed reality TV show "Shark Tank" features highly successful business men and women, dubbed “sharks,” who compete in investing on the businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. The sharks' hook is to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. In the hit show, these tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. The very popular ABC program also launched a spinoff show titled "Beyond the Tank" in the fall 2014.
Bold and Courageous Entrepreneur, Business Investor
Innovator, entrepreneur, author and investor, Barbara Corcoran has ponied up her own money and invested in more than a dozen businesses, shepherding them to success. Famously brash and blunt, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent, Barbara shares her insight and takes you behind the scenes of her life, business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism.
Successful Entrepreneur, Marketing Pioneer, Creator of Iconic Fashion Brand FUBU
Highly sought after branding expert, author, and business consultant, Daymond John's creative vision and strong knowledge of the marketplace created one of the most iconic fashion brands in recent years. At its inception, FUBU, which means “For Us By Us,” represented a lifestyle that was neglected by other clothing companies at the time.
TV Personality on QVC and Host of Clever and Unique Creations by Lori Greiner
Lori started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. A well-known celebrity personality on QVC-TV, Greiner has hosted her own show, Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, for over 16 years. From kitchen tools, travel bags and unique accessories to must-have home organizers, Lori is also known for creating some of the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time.
TV Personality, Cable and Sports Industry Magnate, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
Named one of GQ's "Men of the Year" in 2006 and included in the New York Times Magazine's "Year in Ideas," Mark is recognized as being among the most influential people in both the cable and sports industries. Probably best known for his purchase of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark is also the owner of HDNet and co-owner of the Landmark Theater chain, Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Home Video.
Serial Entrepreneur and Motivational Expert
Robert has built and sold businesses on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars. His was the classic "rags to riches" immigrant story, and as serial entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several companies including a computer security company to AT&T and a technology Company to Nokia for $225 Million.
Environmentally-Conscious Entrepreneur, Mutual Fund Investor and Business Consolidation Expert
As a self-proclaimed "Eco-preneur," Kevin looks hardest for investments that make money - and are environmentally friendly. With the success of his first software company in the early 90s, he went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge and bought out almost every one of his software competitors at the time. He's raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors through his own mutual fund company, O'Leary Funds. His business acumen led him to quickly become a sought-after host and personality on a range of television shows – including Discovery’s Project Earth, CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s hit reality show, Shark Tank.