Week after week, the investors on Shark Tank pledge their own money to business owners. Now that the show is in its sixth season, that means the sharks have spent a whole lot of money — with, of course, some returns on their investments.
We’ve previously talked about how Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran made their fortunes. But, how much money do they and the other sharks actually have in the bank?
What is Mark Cuban’s net worth?
Mark Cuban, the “outspoken Dallas Maverick’s owner,” began amassing his wealth when he founded MicroSolutions shortly after graduating from college. When he sold it in 1990, he kept a $2 million profit for himself, which he reinvested in Broadcast.com in 1995. That company ultimately sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion, with a share of the profits going to Broadcast.com’s co-founder, Todd Wagner.
As of November 2014, Forbes estimated Mark’s net worth is $2.7 billion, which puts him in the top 250 wealthiest Americans. He continues to build on that fortune by owning the fifth-most valuable NBA team and co-owning AXS TV, Landmark Theaters and Magnolia Pictures with Todd.
What is Daymond John’s net worth?
The resident fashion expert on Shark Tank, Daymond is still involved in the company that made him wealthy, FUBU. After convincing his mom to mortgage their house for $100,000, Daymond and a few friends began the fashion line at his home. It took off in the mid-1990s when old friend LL Cool J wore some of the clothing in big public campaigns. Although FUBU’s popularity has waned, Daymond’s other investments have helped him continue to earn. His estimated net worth is now $250 million.
What is Kevin O’Leary’s net worth?
Similar to Daymond, “Mr. Wonderful” got his start with the help of an investment from his mom: He started SoftKey Software Products in his basement shortly after graduating from college. When that became successful, he scooped up The Learning Company, which he sold to Mattel in 1999 for a cool $3.7 billion.
The sale didn’t work out too well for Mattel, which took a big hit in the stock market for the purchase. However, Kevin made out pretty well and now has a personal estimated net worth of $300 million.
What is Barbara Corcoran’s net worth?
Although Barbara is considered the real estate expert on Shark Tank, she says she’s “a marketing person, not a real-estate person.” Still, her roots are in buying and selling properties: She founded The Corcoran Group in 1973 and began issuing The Corcoran Report a short time later.
“When I started the Corcoran Group, it was a little tiny business in a world of giant businesses. And how did I succeed and get to the head of the pack? I had a gimmick,” she told DNAInfo in 2012. “I created the Corcoran Report, which simply reported on sale prices in Manhattan every six months, and you know what that got me? Free publicity. A lot cheaper than paying for advertising.
In addition to still running the billion-dollar business, she is a regular contributor to publications and shows. Her estimated net worth is $40 million.
What is Robert Herjavec’s net worth?
Born in Croatia, Robert and his family fled to Canada with just $20 and one suitcase when he was 8 years old to escape communist oppression. Inspired by his dad’s motto that the only thing a person is owed is an opportunity, Robert began technology company BRAK Systems in 1990. He sold the business to AT&T for $100 million in 2000, around which time he also helped sell RAMP Network to Nokia for $225 million. Three years later, he founded The Herjavec Group, a security software firm, which has done more than $500 million in sales. Robert places his net worth at $100 million.
What is Lori Greiner’s net worth?
The Queen of QVC, Lori first patented an organizer for earrings in 1996. Since then, she’s created some 450 products and earned 120 U.S. and international patents. She continues to host the long-running QVC show Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner and recently created an app called “Zero or Hero” to help others test out their business ideas. Her most commonly cited net worth is $50 million.
Shark Tank airs on ABC on Fridays at 9/8c.