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Kevin O'Leary

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Founder of O'Leary Financial Group; Venture Capitalist & Financial Expert; Known for "Shark Tank"

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Kevin O'Leary Biography

Kevin O’Leary was born on July 9th, 1954. As the son of a United Nations ILO official, he had the opportunity to live and be educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France, and Switzerland.

O'Leary attended the University of Waterloo where in 1977 he received an Honors bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and Psychology. He attended the Ivey Business School where he received his MBA in 1980.After working briefly as an assistant product manager at Nabisco Brands, he left to pursue a career in television production and became a founding partner in Special Event

Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six”, “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orr and the Hockey Legends”.

O'Leary co-founded SoftKey Software in 1986. SoftKey was the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry. SoftKey grew quickly as the price of personal computers declined and millions of North American families began to buy software for family education and entertainment.

In January of 1994, SoftKey became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $ 1 billion in a series of debt and equity financings and completing the first trans-border three-way pooling, merging with Spinnaker Software and WordStar International. As a result of this merger the company moved its headquarters to Boston, Massachusetts. In late 1995, SoftKey acquired Compton’s New Media and The Learning Company. In early 1996, SoftKey completed the acquisition of the Minnesota Educational Computer Company. In late 1997 and early 1998, the company acquired three more of its competitors, Creative Wonders, Mindscape and Broderbund making SoftKey the world leader in the development of educational, reference and home productivity software and the world’s second largest consumer software company with annual sales over $800 million, two thousand employees and subsidiaries in 15 countries.

In 1996 SoftKey changed its name to The Learning Company. In early May 1999, The Mattel Toy Company acquired The Learning Company for $4.2 billion. In 2003 he became co-investor and a director in Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities. Through a series of development projects and acquisitions, Storage Now became an owner/operator of storage services with facilities located in eleven cities serving such companies as Merck and Pfizer when it was acquired by the In-Storage REIT in March 2007 for $110 million.

In July of 2007 O'Leary became a founding SPAC investor and Director of Stream Global Services Inc., focused on the growing outsourcing business services market.

O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments and Beanstox an automated internet-based investment advisory service. He also holds investments in over 30 private venture companies across a wide range of sectors. He is a member of Boston’s 120-year-old Hamilton Trust, the oldest investment club in the US. He is a contributor to CNBC, ABC News and Good Morning America and an entrepreneur/investor co-host for the Discovery Channels Project Earth series that explores innovative ways man could reverse global warming implementing large scale geo-engineering infrastructure projects. He is also an investor/host of ABC Television’s four-time Emmy Award winning venture capital reality programs “Shark Tank” and “Beyond the Tank” produced by MGM/Sony/ABC.

O’Leary is an active photographer, watch collector, guitarist and author of three number #1 bestselling books “Cold Hard Truth”, “Men, Women and Money” and “Family Kids and Money”.

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The Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life

Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life

Speaking Topics
  • An Evening with Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin speaks openly about his upbringing, including important lessons he learned from his parents and from his stepfather.

    He also delves into what it’s like to be a Shark, including his relationships with the other Sharks and what it takes to get a deal on the show. Kevin’s years of experience as a successful repeat entrepreneur are a valuable source of insights.

    Above all, Kevin ensures that his audiences understand his fundamental, personal beliefs about success, entrepreneurship, money, hard work and sales. The O’Leary fundamentals are important lessons for individuals of all ages, professions and personalities.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Kevin O'Leary?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin O'Leary for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin O'Leary, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin O'Leary or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kevin O'Leary?

    Booking fees for Kevin O'Leary, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin O'Leary, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kevin O'Leary?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin O'Leary for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin O'Leary for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin O'Leary or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin O'Leary or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Founder of O'Leary Financial Group; Venture Capitalist & Financial Expert; Known for "Shark Tank"

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Kevin O'Leary Biography

Kevin O’Leary was born on July 9th, 1954. As the son of a United Nations ILO official, he had the opportunity to live and be educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France, and Switzerland.

O'Leary attended the University of Waterloo where in 1977 he received an Honors bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and Psychology. He attended the Ivey Business School where he received his MBA in 1980.After working briefly as an assistant product manager at Nabisco Brands, he left to pursue a career in television production and became a founding partner in Special Event

Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six”, “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orr and the Hockey Legends”.

O'Leary co-founded SoftKey Software in 1986. SoftKey was the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry. SoftKey grew quickly as the price of personal computers declined and millions of North American families began to buy software for family education and entertainment.

In January of 1994, SoftKey became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $ 1 billion in a series of debt and equity financings and completing the first trans-border three-way pooling, merging with Spinnaker Software and WordStar International. As a result of this merger the company moved its headquarters to Boston, Massachusetts. In late 1995, SoftKey acquired Compton’s New Media and The Learning Company. In early 1996, SoftKey completed the acquisition of the Minnesota Educational Computer Company. In late 1997 and early 1998, the company acquired three more of its competitors, Creative Wonders, Mindscape and Broderbund making SoftKey the world leader in the development of educational, reference and home productivity software and the world’s second largest consumer software company with annual sales over $800 million, two thousand employees and subsidiaries in 15 countries.

In 1996 SoftKey changed its name to The Learning Company. In early May 1999, The Mattel Toy Company acquired The Learning Company for $4.2 billion. In 2003 he became co-investor and a director in Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities. Through a series of development projects and acquisitions, Storage Now became an owner/operator of storage services with facilities located in eleven cities serving such companies as Merck and Pfizer when it was acquired by the In-Storage REIT in March 2007 for $110 million.

In July of 2007 O'Leary became a founding SPAC investor and Director of Stream Global Services Inc., focused on the growing outsourcing business services market.

O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments and Beanstox an automated internet-based investment advisory service. He also holds investments in over 30 private venture companies across a wide range of sectors. He is a member of Boston’s 120-year-old Hamilton Trust, the oldest investment club in the US. He is a contributor to CNBC, ABC News and Good Morning America and an entrepreneur/investor co-host for the Discovery Channels Project Earth series that explores innovative ways man could reverse global warming implementing large scale geo-engineering infrastructure projects. He is also an investor/host of ABC Television’s four-time Emmy Award winning venture capital reality programs “Shark Tank” and “Beyond the Tank” produced by MGM/Sony/ABC.

O’Leary is an active photographer, watch collector, guitarist and author of three number #1 bestselling books “Cold Hard Truth”, “Men, Women and Money” and “Family Kids and Money”.

Kevin O'Leary Videos

  • Kevin O'Leary | How to Turn Your Business Weakness into a Superpower
    Kevin O'Leary, one of the Sharks on the TV show Shark Tank, talks about How to Turn Your Business Weakness into a Superpower. O'Leary had help...
  • Kevin O'Leary Gets Real About Why You Must Be Ruthless in Business |...
    Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary tells CNBC co-anchor Tyler Mathisen why all entrepreneurs and CEOs should be willing to fire anyone who doesn't fit with...
  • All of my Returns Came from Companies Run by Women
    Kevin O' Leary makes the case that gender equality is not only good for women but also for business. #MIGlobal #Equality

Kevin O'Leary Books

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Kevin O'Leary Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin speaks openly about his upbringing, including important lessons he learned from his parents and from his stepfather.

    He also delves into what it’s like to be a Shark, including his relationships with the other Sharks and what it takes to get a deal on the show. Kevin’s years of experience as a successful repeat entrepreneur are a valuable source of insights.

    Above all, Kevin ensures that his audiences understand his fundamental, personal beliefs about success, entrepreneurship, money, hard work and sales. The O’Leary fundamentals are important lessons for individuals of all ages, professions and personalities.

FAQs on booking Kevin O'Leary

  • How to book Kevin O'Leary?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin O'Leary for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin O'Leary, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin O'Leary or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin O'Leary?

    Booking fees for Kevin O'Leary, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin O'Leary, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin O'Leary?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin O'Leary for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin O'Leary for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin O'Leary or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin O'Leary or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin O'Leary is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as An Evening with Kevin O'Leary. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin O'Leary for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Kevin O'Leary generally travels from West Palm Beach, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Marc Randolph, Peter Diamandis, Gary Vaynerchuk and Magic Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin O'Leary for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kevin O'Leary Speaker Videos

  • Kevin O'Leary | How to Turn Your Business Weakness into a Superpower
    Kevin O'Leary, one of the Sharks on the TV show Shark Tank, talks about How to Turn Your Business Weakness into a Superpower. O'Leary had help turning his own dyslexia into a superpower and other...
    Kevin O'Leary Gets Real About Why You Must Be Ruthless in Business | Inc.
    Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary tells CNBC co-anchor Tyler Mathisen why all entrepreneurs and CEOs should be willing to fire anyone who doesn't fit with the business -- even if they're family.
  • All of my Returns Came from Companies Run by Women
    Kevin O' Leary makes the case that gender equality is not only good for women but also for business. #MIGlobal #Equality
    Why the Hardest Time of Kevin O'Leary's Life was Going on Vacation
    After selling his first business, Kevin O'Leary made one decision he's always regretted.

Kevin O'Leary Speaking Topics

  • An Evening with Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin speaks openly about his upbringing, including important lessons he learned from his parents and from his stepfather.

    He also delves into what it’s like to be a Shark, including his relationships with the other Sharks and what it takes to get a deal on the show. Kevin’s years of experience as a successful repeat entrepreneur are a valuable source of insights.

    Above all, Kevin ensures that his audiences understand his fundamental, personal beliefs about success, entrepreneurship, money, hard work and sales. The O’Leary fundamentals are important lessons for individuals of all ages, professions and personalities.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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