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Born on 9 July 1954, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kevin O’Leary holds an Irish passport through his father, and his mother is of Lebanese descent. He is a Canadian investor and entrepreneur, as well as an actor, the owner of “O’Leary Ventures”, “O’Leary Fine Wines” and “O’Leary Books” companies. To the public, Kevin is perhaps best known for his appearances on the reality TV shows called “Dragon’s Den” and “Shark Tank”.
So just how rich is Kevin O’Leary? According to authoritative sources, Kevin’s net worth is estimated to be over $400 million, the majority of which he has accumulated from his business ventures, as well as many appearances on television screens.
Kevin O’Leary Net Worth $400 Million
O’Leary studied at Stanstead College, and later at St. George’s School. Upon matriculation, Kevin enrolled in the Royal Military College Saint Jean, after which he continued his studies at the University of Waterloo. He then attended the University of Western Ontario, from which he graduated with a master’s degree in business administration.
O’Leary started his career with the television production company called “Special Event Television”, which he established with his friends. When the company was bought out, Kevin O’Leary launched a software company, known as “SoftKey”. One of O’Leary’s major business ventures was the acquisition of an educational software company entitled “The Learning Company”, but when “Mattel” purchased the company among 467 other software titles, O’Leary left the company and moved on to his next project, becoming a director of the “Storage Now” company, and joining the Richard Ivey School of Business board. Other ventures have included O’Leary Funds – focusing on international investments – and O’Leary Ventures, a form of angel investment company supporting start-ups.
Aside from his appearances on “Dragon’s Den” from 2006, Kevin O’Leary is known as a member of a panel of judges on “Shark Tank”, with Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, and Nick Woodman. In addition to the two shows, in 2009 O’Leary co-hosted the business news television series “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” with Amanda Lang, working on the show for almost five years until 2014. O’Leary then joined the “Bell Media” mass media company, through which he made appearances on “eTalk”, “The Marilyn Denis Show” and “Canada AM”, to name a few.
Another aspect O’Leary is notable for is his books, of which he has published two under the titles of “Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life” and “Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money”.
In regards to his personal life, Kevin O’Leary has been married to Linda O’Leary since 1990, although with a short hiatus in 2010; they have a son and a daughter.