Week after week, the investors on Shark Tank pledge their own money to business owners. So, how much money do they actually have to spend and how did they make it in the first place?
Mark Cuban knows how to sell, and Kevin O’Leary has unbelievable timing, but what’s Barbara Corcoran’s business super power? How did she become a Shark? Read on to learn about Barbara’s early lessons in projecting an image of success, and how she has milked that lesson throughout her impressive career.
“Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary is clearly the most devilish of the angel investors on ABC’s Shark Tank. So how did this self-made millionaire make his money, and why is he so controversial? Read on to learn more about the mythology O’Leary tells about his rise to fortune and whether or not it tells the whole story.
The opening sequence of Shark Tank gives just a little information about each of the venture capitalists that stand between the show’s hopeful entrepreneurs and the big time. While each of the Sharks have great back stories that involve things like turning a $10,000 loan into a dynasty or starting as a waitress and ending up with a real estate empire, Mark Cuban remains a high-profile mystery. None of the Sharks has Mark Cuban’s fame, but all of them now have more well known rags-to-riches stories than he does. So, how did Mark Cuban become Mark Cuban? How did he make his fortune?
When Shark Tank shows us someone making the deal of a lifetime and getting big-time backing for their business, it really looks like we’re watching dreams come true. But, are those dreams too good to be true? Are the Shark Tank deals we see on TV binding? Do they hold up when the cameras are turned off or can the sharks renege? Have they ever backed out?