Opinionated and blunt, Kevin O’Leary is one of the country’s most well-known business moguls. A self-made millionaire and TV/news personality, he is currently one of the main “sharks” on the hit ABC Television Emmy Award winning venture capital reality program Shark Tank. He is also a trusted contributor to CTV, BNN, CNBC, ABC News, Good Morning America, and the Bell Media Radio Network. Kevin is able to bring insights from all these experiences to his keynotes while entertaining audiences and helping them to understand current financial trends. His speeches, tailored to each audience’s specific industry, offer the same type of mentorship he provides to the successful entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, without forcing you to get picked apart on national television.
By taking one look at Kevin’s resume, any audience can appreciate his expertise in business. The first company he founded, The Learning Company, was built from nothing and sold to Mattell for $4.2 billion a little over 10 years later. Storage Now, another company co-founded by Kevin, went on to become one of Canada’s largest storage service facilities and was acquired by the In Storage REIT for $110 million. Keeping his ambitions socially responsible, Kevin also invests his time as a co-host for the Discovery Channel’s Project Earth series that explores innovative ways man could reverse global warming implementing large scale geo-engineering infrastructure projects.
Kevin O’Leary is the author of three best-selling books: Cold Hard Truth, Men, Women and Money, and Family Kids and Money. He serves as the Chairman of O’Leary Funds the Manager of the publically traded family of O’Leary Global Equity and Income Funds. He also serves on the board of The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of Boston’s 107-year-old Hamilton Trust.