Mark Burnett has announced his first Shark and he is also a Dragon. Kevin O’Leary has been announced as one of the Sharks on Mark Burnett’s The Shark Tank that will air on ABC. Kevin O’Leary is one of the Dragons from the Canadian version, which airs on CBC.
Kevin O’Leary knows all about obtaining money. The Montreal native made a fortune helping to develop an educational software company in the 1980s and ’90s that eventually sold to Mattel in 1999 for $4.2 billion. After that success he move to the storage business, selling his stake in Storage Now in 2007 for $110 million. He’s now chair of Gencap Funds LP, which manages several global equity funds. Mr. O’Leary’s also co-hosts a show about invention on Business News Network.
O’Leary is all about the money, often ignoring spay stories and concentration on profit. “I don’t worry about people’s feelings when it comes to money. I worry about their money.” He says. I like to just speak the facts. If people find that emotionally distressing, so what? I speak the truth.”
Filming is set to start early next month
Source: Toronto Star