We all love getting to know about the lives of rich and famous people, don’t we? Seeing their luxurious life and the amount of money they make makes us feel that we should also work hard and one day become richer than them and get all our dreams fulfilled.
One such famous guy is Kevin O’Leary. His full name is Terence Thoman Kevin O’Leary. He is a Canadian Businessman, entrepreneur, and also television personality. Now to know more about the various aspects of his life continue reading the following topics.
Kevin O’Leary Net Worth
Kevin O’Leary is the richest shark on the reality show Shark Tank where rich and famous Business tycoons lend a keen ear to the upcoming entrepreneurs. The latter actually has a lot of potential. He is the second richest shark and has a net worth of 400 Million Dollars. He is the founder of SoftKey International and is nicknamed “Mr. Wonderful” on the show. It is said that he initially wanted to be a photographer but his stepfather convinced him that he should delve into the business world instead. After becoming a famous television producer with his company Softkey International, his company became the fastest-growing company in the world which definitely means something.
Kevin O’Leary Relationship
Kevin O’Leary is a famous businessman who shared that one should not spend a lot of money on weddings and dating and that he took his own advice and waited patiently before he met Linda who turned out to be Mrs. Wonderful. They met at a gym as he was very much into fitness when he started his first business company. Then one day while he was lying on the equipment of the gym, the gym director approached him and tapped him on the shoulder, and said that there were other people also wanting to use the equipment so he must get down. That was his wife.
From that moment onwards whenever he went to the gym, he looked for her. When he talked to her and shared his feelings he was let down as at that moment Linda had a boyfriend. He then started dating Linda after there was a party by his friends and she got herself on the invite list. They waited patiently before rushing to the altar as should everybody else.
Kevin O’Leary Childhood
Kevin O’Leary grew up in the Town of Mount Royal, Quebec. His parents got divorced when he was very young due to his father’s alcoholism. His father then died when he was only seven years old. After that, her mother ran the business. His mother worked very hard for him. She, later on, got married to an economist, George Kanawaty, who worked with the UN’s International Labour Organization. He had to travel from one place to the other frequently. So he grew up in many parts of the world like Cambodia, Cyprus, and many other places.
He studied at Stansted College and St. George School and they were both in Quebec. Her mother was a very skilled investor and about that, and he got to know her only after her death when her will was executed. His stepfather advise him to continue business and he received an honors bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1977 and an MBA in entrepreneurship from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 1980. So that is how he turned out to be one of the best businessmen to date.
Kevin O’Leary Career
When Kevin O’Leary was young he lost his father. He was a salesman and a clothing manufacturer. His mother also continued the business after his father’s death as an executive. When his mother died and he got her will he saw what a wonderful investor she was and seeing that pride in his eyes his stepfather suggested that instead of going for photography he should continue the business. He continued studying business and opened his own business in 1983 in Toronto. It acquired many producers of educational software and by the year 1990, it became one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. He became popular after he attended a few panels on venture capitalists. He is not just a businessman but also a politician and a television star.