Repeat entrepreneur, chairman of O'Shares, bestselling author, and Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate.
Kevin O'Leary's success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge.
In 1999 Kevin sold his company to the Mattel Toy Company for a staggering 3.7 billion dollars, one of the largest deals ever done in the consumer software industry. To keep his money working hard, he took control of his wealth from his lackluster money managers and founded his own mutual fund company, O'Leary Funds. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors who share his "get paid while you wait" yield oriented, value investing philosophy. As a star on Shark Tank and a regular contributor to ABC and CNBC, he shares his tips and tribulations with a national television audience and turns The Street upside down in the process.
He recently launched O’Leary Financial Group, a group of brands and products that share Kevin O’Leary’s guiding principles for business, including honesty, directness, and, above all, great value.
Kevin is also a bestselling author, photographer, guitarist, and wine expert!