The Sharks of Shark Tank are a group of self-made millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs and investors who have invested millions of their own money hundreds of entrepreneurs and their companies.
Kevin O’Leary | Net Worth: $400 million | Seasons: 1-11
The self proclaimed ‘Mr.Wonderful’ made his millions through a series of key acquisitions including The Learning Company, an educational software company which was sold to Mattel – the makers of Barbie, in 1999 for over $3 billion.
Barbara Corcoran | Net Worth: $80 million | Seasons: 1-11
After years of taking orders at her 20+ jobs, at the age of 23 she decided it was time to become her own boss. Barbara became founder of The Corcoran Group, a real estate company which she later sold for $70 million.
Daymond John | Net Worth: $300 million | Seasons: 1-11
After developing his entrepreneurial talents as a student in high school, Daymond found fortune as the founder of FUBU urban fashion and sportswear, a brand now worth $6 billion.
Robert Herjavec | Net Worth: $200 million | Seasons: 1-11
With nothing to his name, Herjavec rose through the ranks of a software company before starting his first company in security. Years later, he’d sell and restart again with The Herjavec Group, a leading provider of IT security.
Lori Greiner| Net Worth: $100 million | Seasons: 3-11
Known as the Queen of QVC, Lori Greiner is an accomplished saleswoman and inventor of over 400 retail products. To date, Lori’s Shark Tank investments have collectively earned over $1 billion in sales making her arguably the most successful shark tank investor.
Mark Cuban| Net Worth: $4.3 billion | Seasons: 2-11
The Dallas Mavericks owner, is a self-made billionaire who earned his fortune after cofounding and selling the video portal Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999.
Past, Guest and Recurring Sharks
Kevin Harrington| Net Worth: $450 million | Seasons: 1-2
Known as the inventor of the infomercial, Kevin Harrington began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of nine selling newspapers on the street and built his first million-dollar enterprise while in college. With a $25,000 investment he launched Quantum International. The company grew into a $500 million/year business that he later sold before starting HSN Direct – a joint venture with the Home Shopping Network which grew to hundreds of millions in sales.
Jeff Foxworthy | Net Worth: $100 million | Seasons: 2 Episode 4,7
Jeff is a former IT technician who left his job working with computers to bring humor and laughter to the world as a comedian and actor. Famous for his “you might be a redneck” skits, Jeff has built a multi-million dollar franchise through various comedy and television shows, books and work as a radio host.
Steve Tisch | Net Worth: $1.2 billion | Seasons: 5 Episode 16
The New York Giants co-owner and vice president made his fortune as an Academy award winning producer known for his work on movies that include Forrest Gump, American History X and Snatch.
John Paul Dejoria | Net Worth: $4 billion | Seasons: 5 Episode 7
Nick Woodman | Net Worth: $300 million | Seasons: 6 Episode 10,29
Nick Woodman is the inventor and founder of GoPro, the wearable video camera company he started in 2002 that has since grown into a billion dollar company.
Troy Carter | Net Worth: $60 million | Seasons: 7 Episode 3
Troy Carter is an music manager and founder of the Atom Factory, a talent management company. With over 20 years in the music industry, Troy has worked as a manager for popular artists including Lady Gaga and John Legend. As an angel investor he has invested in major companies that include Scan and Waywire.
Ashton Kutcher | Net Worth: $200 million | Seasons: 7 Episode 24
Mostly known for his career in acting, the former nerd turned model is a seasoned investor having invested in a number of major tech companies including Uber, AirBnB, Spotify and Pinterest.
Chris Sacca | Net Worth: $1 billion | Seasons: 7,8,9
Chris Sacca is the Silicon Valley venture capitalist founder on Lowercase Capital – an investment firm known for its investments in early stage tech companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram and Kickstarter.
Richard Branson | Net Worth: $4.5 billion | Seasons: 9 Episodes 1,10,24
Richard Branson is the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group with over 400 companies under its umbrella in nearly every industry. Branson’s entrepreneurial talents began at an early age. As a 16 year old highschooler, he launched a magazine which evolved into a mail-order record company. The company continued its evolution into the record label that would become the foundation for the Virgin Brand empire. Along with his financial success, his philanthropy and humanitarian work has made him a prominent figure in British culture.
Rohan Oza | Net Worth: $200 million | Seasons: 9,10,11
Rohan Oza is the marketing maverick behind the transformation of Vitaminwater, Smartwater and Bai into multi-billion dollar brands whose parent company Glaceau was sold to Coco-cola for 4.1 billion. He is now a co-founder of CAVU Ventures Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in packaged consumer goods and has since invested in a number of food and beverage companies including WTRMLN WTR and Vita Coco Nut Water backed by celebrity investors like Beyonce and Rihanna.
Alex Rodriguez | Net Worth: $250 million | Seasons: 9,10
Alex Rodriguez is one of baseball’s most successful players. The 3-time MVP is CEO of AROD Corp – a business conglomerate which owns and invests in over a dozen other companies to date from real estate to fitness.
Sara Blakely | Net Worth: $1 billion | Seasons: 9,10
Sara Blakely is the self made billionaire and founder of Spanx – shapewear and undergarments. According to Blakely, “it all started with a pair of pantyhose, some scissors and a bright idea.” Ever since Oprah discovered Spanx and placed them on her “Oprah’s Favourite Things”, Spanx has skyrocketed into a wildly successful billion dollar company.
Bethenny Frankel | Net Worth: $70 million | Seasons: 9,10
Bethenny Frankel first entered the spotlight as a tv personality on the Real Housewives of New York. Since then she has transitioned into a TV producer, published several self-help books and started the Skinnygirl cocktail company which she later sold for $100 million.
Matt Higgins | Net Worth: $150 million | Seasons: 10,11
At a young age, Matt made a name for himself as an investigative reporter before becoming the youngest press secretary in New York city history. He went on to co-found RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that focuses on companies in sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.
Charles Barkley | Net Worth: $50 million | Seasons: 10 Episodes 4,13
Basketball Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley, spent 16 years playing in the NBA before retiring in 2000. Since then, he’s had a successful career as an NBA analyst.
Alli Webb | Net Worth: $100 million | Seasons: 10 Episode 14
After deciding life as a stay at home mom was not for her, Alli cofounded the Drybar – premium blow out salon and blow dry bar – alongside her brother and husband. In just a few years, Drybar grew into a $100 million dollar company with over 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Daniel Lubetsky | Net Worth: $1.2 billion | Seasons: 11 Episode 1,6,19,24
Daniel began his entrepreneurial journey as a lawyer on a social mission with his company PeaceWorks. It was while traveling for PeaceWorks that he discovered the need for a healthy nutritious snack bar. In 2004 he founded the Kind Bar which has since grown into a $2.9 billion dollar company.
Katrina Lake | Net Worth: $380 million | Seasons: 11 Episode 14
Katrina Lake founded the AI-based fashion subscription service, StitchFix, while working on her Harvard MBA in 2011. Today the company is worth close to $3 billion.
Anne Wojcicki | Net Worth: $690 million | Seasons: 11 Episode 8,21
Anne Wojcicki is the cofounder and CEO of the direct-to-consumer genetics testing company, 23andMe. With backing from Google and GlaxoSmithKline, 23andMe has grown into a $2.5 billion dollar company.
Maria Sharapova | Net Worth: $195 million | Seasons: 11 Episode 13
For 11 consecutive years, Maria ranked as Forbes highest paid female athlete, earning over $325 million throughout her esteemed tennis career. Now retired, Maria has taken her competitive spirit to the business world with her own line of candy, Sugarpova, and has invested in a number of sports related ventures.
Jamie Siminoff | Net Worth: $300 million | Seasons: 10 Episode 1,15
Jamie Siminoff is unique among the group as being the only one to have been a former contestant to return as a Shark after selling his company Ring (formerly Doorbot) to Amazon for $1 billion.