What does it really take to become one of the 1 percent? Created to condense real business pitches into a short segment whilst still capturing the tense atmosphere of the high rolling corporate world, ABC’s hit show Shark Tank pits the 1 percent up against aspiring entrepreneurs in a battle of guts, wit, and intellect. In the show, real investors with decades of business experience – and as much as billions in their bank accounts – put down money for actual ideas from everyday people. But just how rich are the Shark Tank Sharks? You’d be surprised just how deep their pockets really are.
Shark Tank Sharks Total Net Worth – $5.1 billion
The core Shark Tank Sharks crew is worth a mind-blowing 5.1 billion (with Mark Cuban making up for 2.8 billion of that amount). Sharks Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec have been on the show since its release.
Shark Tank Sharks Individual Net Worths
Barbara Corcoran – $80 Million
Writer and television personality Barbara Corcoran made he millions after selling real estate brokerage company NRT Incorporated for $66 Million in 2001. Corcoran has invested in 20 more successful projects since that sale. She is also a regular guest host for the Today Show’s Real Estate coverage.
Lori Greiner – $100 Million
Chicago born businesswoman Lori Greiner not only invests in unique and revolution products, she invents them. In fact, Greiner has over 120 patents to her name. She has also authored the book Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality, which became a bestseller. Greiner first appeared as a guest shark during its 3rd season and became a main crew member after.
Daymond John – $250 Million
Daymond John’s life is a real example of rags to riches – he went from waiting tables in Brooklyn to founding FUBU, one of the most popular hip-hop clothing labels in the world. Daymond John is also a motivational speaker, often incorporating his early struggles with work and money into his speeches.
Robert Herjavec – $200 Million
After his family fled the repressive Yugoslavian Regime in Croatia, young Robert Herjavec didn’t even know if he could put food on the table. But after many difficult years of integration and working simple jobs to get by, Herjavec quit his job and launched BRAK Systems, which he sold for $30.2 million in 2000. He founded the Herjavec group in 2003. Herjavec has also appeared on Dragons Den, Canada’s equivalent of Shark Tank.
Kevin O’Leary – $400 Million
Quebecois-Irish businessman Kevin O’Leary started software distributor SoftKey with just $10,000 in his basement in 1986. The company was acquired by Mattel for an astounded 4.2 billion in 1999. He is also the director of mutual fund company O’Leary Funds, Inc. Like Robert Herjavec, O’Leary has also appeared on Dragon’s Den.
Kevin Harrington – $450 Million
Everyone (and likely their grandparents too) is familiar with As Seen On TV, the brainchild of entrepreneur Kevin Harrington. He is also the co-founder of HSN (Home Shopping Network) direct, another TV-based product channel. Harrington was a main cast member on the show during its first two seasons.
Mark Cuban – $3.7 Billion
Investor and business magnate Mark Cuban is Shark amongst sharks. Cuban accumulated part of his multi-billion dollar net worth during the dot com boom of the late 90’s. After selling his first company Microsolutions Inc. in 1990 for 6 million, he acquired Broadcast.com in 1998. The next year, he sold it to Yahoo.com for 5.27 billion. Mark Cuban is the richest regular Shark on the show. He first appeared as a guest in season 2 and became a main cast member after season 3.
Shark Tank Guest Sharks Net Worth
- Steve Tisch (Season 5) – $1.16 Billion
Tisch is the Executive Chairman of the New York Giants.
- John Paul Dejoria (Season 5) – $3.4 Billion
Dejoria is the Co-founder of Paul Mitchell and founder of Patron Spirits Company.
- Nick Woodman (Season 6) – $1.8 Billion
Inventor Nick Woodman is the founder and CEO of GoPro.
- Ashton Kutcher (Season 7) $200 Million
Although many people know him as an actor, Ashton Kutcher is a successful activist and venture capitalist.
- Troy Carter (Season 7) $30 Million
Troy Carter is the CEO of Talent Management Company Atom Factory and head of creator services at Spotify.
- Chris Sacca (Seasons 7 – 9) $1.2 Billion
Recognizable for his Western-style button-up shirts, Chris Sacca is a seed investor in companies like Uber, Kickstarter, Instagram, and Blue Bottle Coffee.
- Richard Branson (Season 9) – $5.1 Billion
Famously eccentric business magnate Richard Branson is the CEO of the Virgin Group, which consists of nearly 400 companies.
- Rohan Oza (Season 9) – $200 Million
Rohan Oza is a marketing dynamo behind M&Ms success. He is also responsible for reviving the once-dying Powerade and Sprite brands.
- Alex Rodriguez (Season 9) – $300 Million
After his retirement, New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez went into the investing business.
- Sara Blakely (Season 9) – $1.1 billion
Founder and CEO of Spanx as well as a minority owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
- Bethenny Frankel (Season 9) – $25 Million
Frankel is the founder of guilt-free spirits company Skinnygirl Cocktails. She has also appeared on The Real Housewives of New York City.